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Laphroaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.51/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L410757A
Barcode
5010019637086
Added on
01 Feb 2016 7:36 am by KonstUA
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 182,30

7 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

226 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 18-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.51 points

  1. Macheye scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 18 year old sits at the graceful end of the distillery’s bottlings – whilst it still manages to evocate both Islay and medicinal peat smoke, it does so with a high degree of refinement. This bottling proves that bold flavour doesn’t always need to come with a sledgehammer attached – robustness and sophistication can share the same bed. Balanced, delicious, charming and sorely missed.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/laphroaig/laphroaig-18-year-old/
    • Nose
      Classy sophistication – a merger of well-aged fruity aromas with trademark Laphroaig coastal peat, that’s altogether much more subtle than you’d find in younger bottlings. Under ripe apples, oranges and candied citrus peels are taken on a trip to the bakery – buttery pastries, flans, tarts and toffee sauce. Then, we’re off for a more savoury main-course of smoky BBQ burnt ends and heavily reduced ham stock. Laphroaig-yness is still ever present, coastal, briny, mineral and peaty – but wonderfully restrained and played off against aged fruits and patisserie. A few drops of water brings out further orange and nectarine aromas as well as some ginger spicing.
    • Taste
      Oily, full, rich and sweet. Fruitiness again, this time strongly favouring oranges, nectarines and tangerines. Cask influence is higher with both ginger and pepperiness coming forward and amalgamating with sweet but sharp coastal smoke – TCP, iodine, rock pools (you know the score by now). Heathery honey and fresh tobacco mingle with rich buttery flavours – cakes, dough and malt bread. The addition of water adds some biscuity notes, softens the fruit elements and pronounces ginger even further.
    • Finish
      Long in length and delivering dusty clouds of dry coastal smoke and burnt meats.

  2. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/laphroaig-18-yo-ob-2014/

  3. Famous scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

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