- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- New Label
- Added on
- 02 Jan 2016 3:40 pm by blue smoke
4 × in wishlist
60 × member ratings
272 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 10-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points
- Recently revisited this 43% version for the first time in years at a tasting night Found it to be pretty disappointing. Medicinal notes are still there but the whole thing tastes processed, oaky and almost carbonated. Came across to everyone in the room as very watered down, which I never found to be the case previously with this 43%er.
- Disappointed in this. I was introduced to the peaty, smoky scotches of Islay by having an Ardbeg a few years back. I was expecting more from Laphroaig here...where as the Ardbeg was an amazing scotch to me, this one is very clinical, very medicinal...honestly, reminded of bandaids here. I think my score is generous. Will be a hard pass next time I am out buying scotches.
- Even if this whisky wasn’t good, or if my tastes happen to evolve so much where I no longer appreciate the Islay palate, as the dram that ultimately began my journey down this wonderful rabbit hole, this whisky will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s truly a blessing how widely available this is and for a good price. This is one I’ll always keep on hand.
Peat, bandages, seaweed.
Slightly sweet, sea, smoke, tarry.
Big, long, ends with peat/vegetation. Makes you want to have another sip to get it again.
- Islay was NOT my style, BUT... this bottle converted me.
I had to try this given the reviews and bold and umami pungent flavors well-presented alongside the peat... and being able to pick up a bottle for only $41+tax.
Nose: Cyprian latakia, bandages with ointment, the sea on an overcast October evening.
Taste: No bandages, but all of that oriental tobacco, woody, but more than just pine or oak with an extra dimension.
Behind the moderate veil of smoke lies salty seaweed, lilac, and heather, with a twinge of lavender and only just-ripe green pears, bittersweet and earthy, making this so surprisingly deep and flavorful for a moderately-priced 10yr peated scotch.
Finish: long and fine, with no undue warmth of solventy notes returning, the tastes initially perceived fade and blend to create a dry, earthy, robust.... and... dare I say "manly" finish that practically begs for a deep bowl of mature pipe tobacco from such a master blender of English and Oriental blends and cakes as G.L. Pease.
4/5 for now, but considering the price and how much I didn't used to care for peated scotch... it probably deserves better.
- Water brings out intense sweetness and tones down the peat.
Sweet honey malt, campfire, coastal rocks. Classic Islay.
Light. Crisp medicinal peat, sweet burning wood, barbecue sauce.