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Laphroaig Lore

Overall rating 247 votes 85.18

Tastingtags

59 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
22 Jul 2017 3:22 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 83 points

[May, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 92 Euro in April, 2016.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 82,5.  My notes state an immature, unbalanced and bitter Laphroaig that just impresses by its raw power.  Surely some people like such "designed" stuff and if you do please enjoy as much of it as you like.  But for me a lot of things went wrong at Laphroaig since Beam Global took over control in 2011  (remember:  Never Accept Stupid marketing!)...

There is no accounting for taste...
Brinker
Member Junior Brinker Review note
15 Oct 2017 9:57 pm
Brinker gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
82
Initial taste
85
Body
90
Finish
78
Price
84
Presentation
88
Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Tasting note
30 Aug 2017 4:20 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

A deep, brooding nose, with pineapples, ripe pears and apples. The peat is there, but not overwhelming. 

Taste

Nice ABV, a bit spicy, the typical laphroaig peat/smoke, but lack of depth belies its youth. 

Finish

Quite short... there is sweetness to it, but instead of being fruity, I detect a bit of artificial sugar. Not a nice finish. 

Comments

I tasted this side by side with the Laphroaig 15 200th anniversary. Both began rather well, but things quickly unravel from there. These official Laphroaigs are NOT the ones to get nowadays -- lots of NAS for max profit$$$. Stick with the indies like Signatory. 

Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Review note
03 Aug 2017 8:18 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 81 points

Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017

Weighted Rate
81.4
Nose
83
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
79
Price
81
Presentation
81
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Whisky-Tester
Expert Senior Whisky-Tester Review note
26 Jul 2017 4:52 am
Whisky-Tester gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
82
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
83
Presentation
86
Sidney87
Expert Senior Sidney87 Review note
10 Jun 2017 10:53 pm
Sidney87 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
86
schero
Expert Senior schero Note
04 Apr 2017 9:36 pm
Trinker sind Weltretter My Collection
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
21 Mar 2017 9:19 pm
Color
Amber
Nose

zweiseitig - einmal eine dumpfe, muffige Note, verrottendes Holz, Komposthaufen, und eine frischere Seite, etwas Desinfektionsmittel, Salz und bitteres Grünzeug, keine Süße oder Frucht, ziemlich kräftig

Taste

kurz sehr süß, Karamell, Milchschokolade, dann aber wieder dieses grasig-bittere, Blumenschnitt, so stell ich mir auch Giftpflanzengeschmack vor ;-), Asche, teer und eine kräftige Schärfe, weißer Pfeffer

Finish

lang, heiß und trocken, die Mundschleimhaut zieht sich zusammen vom Pfeffer, etwas Kräuterbitter, angebranntes Fleisch

Comments

Das Grünzeug und der Pfeffer sind ganz schön fies.... junges, garstiges Gesöff, möchte man denken, aber irgendwo ist das Ding doch faszinierend, nix für Weichwürste, aber hat Kraft und Charakter. Aber 80 oder gar 100€... nope, tut nicht not.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
21 Mar 2017 8:07 pm
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
85
Presentation
85
GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
11 Mar 2017 11:46 pm
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
86
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
88
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