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Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

Overall rating
89.78/100
votes
612
Whiskybase ID
WB8435
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red Stripe
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKRV0466
Barcode
5010019641823
Added on
14 May 2009 2:39 pm
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 700.69

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612 × member ratings

1447 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Original Cask Strength

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/feis-ile-2018-laphroaig/

    Serge: "Did you know that a typical batch at Laphroaig gathers 250 barrels."

    N: Malty oaky tropical sugars, light consolidated smoke, herbal action,…. oh this could be a cracker!
    T: The nose comes through on the palate too with papaya, melon, [Bowmore-esque] violets [again] and a touch of totally integrated oily TCP, all topped off with some OBE magic. Wow!
    F: Fruity & oaky with only hints of smoke in comparison to today’s other Laphroaig’s. Long witch hazel plaster finish, sloe gin, ashy at the death.
    C: I’m told batch 001 is even better! We shall try that next. This is up there with the best Laphroaig I’ve had. The kind of whisky I could drown myself in.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very good young Laphroaig in cask strength - one of the first of the 10 CS series that will soon arrive at Batch # 011.
    The nice thing is: His successors are barely one iota worse than him. Since you can safely access so far.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Heavy smoke, seaweed, algae, salt, fresh tarred road, solar heated roofing felt - the full Laphroaig program. Through all this, one means to be able to sniff red fruits and a splash of lemon.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Unlike what is expected with this nose, he does not jump on the tongue directly, rather he approaches the whole thing "subtly" (as far as possible) and puts a dry layer of smoke into the palate. Then comes a little licorice, but at the same time a good dose of sugar candy. Nice sweet and smoky at the same time.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, dry, smoky (with bacon), with a little lemon and grape juice.

  4. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another very nice Laphroaig 10 CS version. Very fresh on the nose and very shy concerning the finish.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, salt, grass, mineral, burned banana, hints of sherry, some beef.
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet and dry. TCP, some salt, oil, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long. Oak. Hints of dark chocolate. Compared to other Laphroaig 10 CS versions very shy.

  5. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A different style to recent CS Laphroaigs - a welcome style, that is actually preferable for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet green fruits, oak, spice, balanced medicinal peat, candy. Slightly too much oak and not enough fruitiness. Old cheese; slightly bitter.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Some red fruits - red apple, raspberry - where are they coming from? More green fruits, mango; quite juicy. Oak and pepper are still present, along with medicinal peat - a better balance here.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fruity, juicy, peppery. Red fruits that turn to green fruits. Medicinal peat to ash. Interesting evolution, and very pleasant. A touch of water reveals some citrus, but makes it a bit flatter here.

  6. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Western medicine, iodine, haystack, wet paper, red tropical fruit, chocolate cake, wonderful sherry bucket aroma. Add a little water, the umami and tropical fruits will be more precipitated, red apples, passion fruit, pineapple hard candies, rich juice feel, and even bring me back to the unblended wonderful experience of the 1980s.

    Drink: The oily feeling is full, the rich minerals and cresol flavor fill the back nasal cavity, but the taste buds capture many sweet elements, and the tail rhyme has more herbs and western medicine.

    Overall: Very gorgeous, clear, clean, complex, and something that can easily bring people a sense of pleasure. very good.

  9. Dionysus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a beast..........
    Thank you so much for the sample Bruno.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Dionysus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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