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Laphroaig 25-year-old

Overall rating
89.82/100
votes
70
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Edition
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Second Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks & American
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
LL0033
Barcode
5010019638205
Added on
24 Sep 2016 6:31 pm by lrb85
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 450,49

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Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig 25-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.82 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] ...the missing link! I drank a bottle each of the 25-years old Laphroaig releases from 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and now I was able to get a sample of the 2016 edition, finally...

    ...and it is the missing link between the fruity-complex 2014/15 editions and the more peaty-straightforward 2017/18 releases (at least in the nose). But it owns a somewhat strange chemical off-note in both taste and finish that I do not like (and I am not sure if this is genuine or if just the sample was spoiled, so take my rating with caution). If I come across a further sample I will check this...
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers a fruity-peaty profile that is both complex and delicious. It turns more bitter-earthy-chalky upon breathing and adds a lot of different aromas over time. Yes, this is exactly in-between the profiles of 2014/15 and 2017/18. Very interesting to experience this slowly profile change over the course of five years.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is a little bitter-chemical and I am not sure if this is genuine or a flaw of the sample. If it is genuine than this is the weakest taste of all the five editions (still on a high level). It is complex and interesting to explore but it is not as quaffable. Water strengthens the chalky-mineral notes in the nose and this strange chemical off-note in both taste and finish. I like the neat dram best.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The initial mouthfeel is warming but not as much coating as the older releases. A minor dryness pops up but this is not distracting. The finish is medium to long and it turns even more to this bitter-drying slightly chemical side that remnds me of detergent or cleansing products (which is weird). This is not really a flaw but it is clearly an unpleasant off-note to my taste buds.

  2. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A quite simple dram with only an elegant body pointing at the age. All in all youthful, not tasting very mature.
    You could also open a bottle of 10yo, let the spirit breathe for some months and save ten times the money ...
    • Nose
      Fine with quite youthful peat. Rounded vanilla notes with zest and hints of tropical fruits. Some sea air and seaweed.
    • Taste
      Again fine with a certain elegance. Sweetness with peat and marmalade. Mellow pepper, hints of vanilla. Salty sea air with hints of brine and seaweed.
    • Finish
      Peat and pepper, hints of salt. Sea weed getting a little more complex in melange with rounded vanilla sweetness.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. wbarchive_630772 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A great whisky with tones of cooked fruit and a hint of smoke.

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A classic and complicated Laphroaig, I enjoyed this less-peaty style compare to the modern (possibly future) releases.
    • Nose
      bright, crisp apples, strong and clear peat, citrus fruits, cherry, salty seaweed. Very complex
    • Taste
      Crispy cloudy apple flavours, pungent alcohol, very drinkable and smooth
    • Finish
      Peat and fresh fruits, medium

  6. Whisky-Tester scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nice balance, but I don't really feel the age and the barrels. I wait more complexity.
    • Nose
      Big dose of peat, salty sea air, grilled citruses, vanilla, camphor and tropical fruits
    • Taste
      Sophisticated, definite. Peat, lemon cream, cola, vanilla, salt and pepper, mango and pineapple
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet with herbals

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice Laphroaig just a little undemanding on the palate for me.
    • Nose
      Similar to the 21 year, peat, fresh pineapple, brine, cola cubes sweets ( I get this a lot with Laphy)
    • Taste
      Just as the nose suggested really, cola cubes, pineapple , peat,  brine, hot dogs (tinned), some cream and then something floral but cannot pinpoint it.
    • Finish
      Medium, nice balance.

  10. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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