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Laphroaig 21-year-old Heathrow

Overall rating
93.03/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB7721
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oak Barrels
Number of bottles
750
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 may 2009 10:40 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 4492.67

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88 × member ratings

142 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 21-year-old Heathrow

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.03 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. rabbitnose scored this whisky 98 points Expert Junior

    Assembled out of 9 casks, so we guess that not all the casks’ content has been used here. Colour: gold. Nose: very expressive again but rather more polished and fruity than its three siblings. Beautiful notes of quinces and passion fruits topped with fresh crushed mint leaves, then more camphor and eucalyptus before it gets hugely maritime. Seaweed, sea air, sea water... Some delicate toffee notes as well. Mucho brilliant so far, with hints of the very old 10yos that were bottle thirty years ago or even before. With water: really exceptional now. More resinous (superb) and rounded (vanillin), with also more soft spices (ginger, Indian sauce). Hints of new oak, maybe there was some fresh bourbon involved. Mouth (neat): wonderful attack, big but not aggressive, very ‘wide’ – it does ‘the peacock’s tail’ right from the start. Goes into many consecutive directions (if you see what I mean), with leathery/earthy tones, classic peat, spices (cloves and pepper), salt and bitter oranges, juicy fruits (tangerines, mangos). Then the whole medicinal shebang. Wow. With water: it got marvellously zestier, almost lemony, candied yet very phenolic in the background. Finish: very long, softer now but truly multidimensional, even if there are some faint notes of fresh oak again. Comments: just perfect.

  4. Ggamwoo scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    N 94
    P 96
    F 95

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