- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Red Stripe
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 55.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 14 May 2009 2:39 pm
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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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Long, dry, smoky (with bacon), with a little lemon and grape juice.
- Another very nice Laphroaig 10 CS version. Very fresh on the nose and very shy concerning the finish.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
Smoke, iodine, salt, grass, mineral, burned banana, hints of sherry, some beef.
Fresh, sweet and dry. TCP, some salt, oil, milk chocolate.
Long. Oak. Hints of dark chocolate. Compared to other Laphroaig 10 CS versions very shy.
- A different style to recent CS Laphroaigs - a welcome style, that is actually preferable for me.
Sweet green fruits, oak, spice, balanced medicinal peat, candy. Slightly too much oak and not enough fruitiness. Old cheese; slightly bitter.
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.
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.
- 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.
- What a beast..........
Thank you so much for the sample Bruno.