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Laphroaig Lore

Overall rating
85.02/100
votes
303
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Ex-Laphroaig Barrels, Sherry & Quarter Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6050MB1
Barcode
5010019637543
Added on
09 Mar 2016 9:16 am by TKF
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 97,63

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lore

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.02 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [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!)...

  2. Querky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Don't get me wrong, I think it's still a good whisky, but it seems a bit overpowered and unbalanced. Anyway, as a replacement for the 18 year old this is a bad joke.
    For what it is, the pricing is rather unreasonable.
    • Nose
      86 86
      SMOKE. Medical notes (iodine!), some sweet vanilla, walnuts, ashes, distant maritime notes (sea spray).
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet smokey notes, wet extinguished bonfire, brown plasters, a bit spicy.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Now dry smoke, that hides sweet apples and vanilla.
      Quite long and lingering.

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I like it really well, just for a brief moment in the transition from taste to finish, it appears watery thin. But at no time did I have the feeling that he was somehow too young. The often asked question about the comparison to the 18-year-old does not turn out in my view, for that the two are just too different. In the nose, the two are certainly equal, but while the 18-year-old is very sweet, this is extremely mineral on the side and comes with unusual for Umami notes for Laphroaig, the 18-year-old completely go out , The smoke profile is not typical Laphroaig, but does not really resemble any other distillery. Overall a nice addition to the Laphroaig Range.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring already strong and very tangible aromas, especially non-medical camp fire smoke with smoked meat and some lime juice. After a while, it is sweet and malty with a slight mineral impact, caramel meets open fire, light medicinal notes interfere with it, some iodine is in the air. With a bit of movement, ripe pears, marshmallows and camphor are added, and the mineral notes become stronger again. Warms up a rich combination of dark caramel, camphor and smoked meat. Also unusual in the empty glass for Laphroaig, with a lot of burnt meat.
    • Taste
      Even in the moderately strong onset strong mineral, a touch of dark sweetness, tart notes right at the front, just a hint of acidity, also here Umami. I find it difficult to associate anything here, perhaps most likely coffee with some beet syrup and barbecue sauce served in a granite bowl.
    • Finish
      Very long, as usual, at first slightly sweet and malty, in the meantime with clear acidity he goes over to quite salty barbecue notes, no ash at the end, for Umami. Almost eternal remains a mineral memory on the tongue.

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A chameleon. First tender, soft, beguiling (especially in the nose and in the first mouthfeel) and then the Quarter Casks with a sweet strong Pfeffrigkeit afterwards. Long oak finish. The smoke I find not very phenolig, more woody and not unpleasant. In sum, a very nice complex malt, which is unfortunately too expensive € 25. A price around the ~ 65 € would be for me a purchase.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Let's put the whole NAS issue aside and take the 'Lore' for what it is: a great Laphroaig! Should it be that the 'Lore' is included in the standard range, that would be more than an adequate complement to the previous bottlings. The 48% provide a long and strong-smoky taste experience on the tongue. More powerful than the 10s, tighter than the PX or Quarter Cask, less woody than the Triple Wood. He is independent and makes a beautiful "old-fashioned" impression.
    • Nose
      The first impression: greasy-smoky. Over time, a lot of dark, wet wood. Wet autumn forest floor. Moist peat. Phenolic, salty, mineral. Fruit notes or notes of vanilla are not visible. This is a nice earthy, dirty, greasy-smoky nose. Very full and stable.
    • Taste
      And on the tongue it is nice and heavy and oily on. The moist-clayey notes from the nose weighed through the palate, strong peat smoke and a decent portion of sea salt ensure a really nice "old-fashioned" taste impression. Dark chocolate, vanilla and a little almond flavor come with the times. It dries out at the back and shows a pleasant fine citrus note, without losing any of its peat-derived power. The smoke is retained for a very long time.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry, still very nice smoky. The citrus touch fades away leaving behind a glowing log fire.

  6. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    According to Laphroaig, the oldest casks used in this vatting date back to 1993.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Triummf scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Great Laphraoig
    • Nose
      Chestnuts, fresh chopped wood, sweet vanilla and that typical Laphraoig smell
    • Taste
      Starts with a massive charcoal punch that fades away after a few seconds revealing the oaky notes.
    • Finish
      Charcoal smokes fades away slowly leaving a long sweet, barbecue and nutty finish 

  10. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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