Laphroaig 1987

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2004
Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
55.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 May 2009 4:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2100.00

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 1987

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.90 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A truly fantastic Laphroaig.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Old wood, a little damp, slightly moldy. A subtle, almost subtle note of peat smoke that does not come to the fore. No Laphroaig, who wrinkles his nose with warm tar cardboard, algae and adhesive plasters. He likes it here much more refined, more reserved, although you do not have to do without the Laphroaig character, because it is definitely there, you think you are literally in the middle of the warehouse and inhale the angel's share that escapes from the barrels. This woody dampness and coolness: wait a moment! I'll let myself be locked in here tonight ...
    • Taste
      94 94
      ... and can you actually project this feeling, this smell onto the tongue? Obviously, because what hits the tongue here is Laphroaig nectar: sweet and juicy apricots meet light peat smoke, nougat, toffee and milk coffee give depth, wood that is not too dry provides more spice in addition to the smoke.
    • Finish
      93 93
      That was the warehouse tour extended version with subsequent tasting and a lot of stories and anecdotes, a few samples straight from the barrel and the soul-swaying walk back to the B&B.
      In short: the finish is a long, Laphroaig par excellence.

  2. wheatfield scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Drinking this next to the recent Laphroaig 32 year. This is straw colored, lighter than the 32. Nose is sharply medicinal, pungent, vegetal. Shelled oyster, root vegetables, peat smoke. More aggressive than the 32 on the nose, and I'd say more enjoyable. Mouth is not quite as aggressive, but is pretty steadily sharp with lots of coal and peat smoke, citrus fruit oil, and nice medicinal notes. Pleasantly sharp and punchy, with horseradish, wasabi, celery seed, root vegetables. And enough sweetness to just balance all that bright, savory stuff out. Medium thick feel. Really good, I prefer it to the 32 by quite a bit.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  3. corbuso scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    At the time of its release, this was a very expensive bottling, but the content was equally impressive, with a surprising vitality, very peaty and a stunning complexity for its age. I tasted along the whole range of Laphroaig (including the 30 and 40 YO) and this was my favorite with the 40 YO (although the 40 YO was considerably less peaty).


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