Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Butt
HL 12774
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 oct 2016 6:57 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 158.87

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Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 2001 HL

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.53 points.

  1. Tauti scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great medicinal Laphie, heavily medicinal but not heavily smoky. The refill sherry cask exactly as it should be: it complements, but does not define.

    If the PX Laphroaig was like this...
    • Nose
      Mint, citrus, medicinal, bandages, sea breeze, clams, pepper, slightly nutty
    • Taste
      Iodine, roasted cashew nuts, seawater, sheep's wool
    • Finish
      Long, salty, medicinal (more iodine, less smoke)

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  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This Laphroaig was interesting— soft and mild— it pulled in several different directions. I wonder if any of the flavor notes would have been sharper and clearer at cask strength instead of the standard Old Malt Cask 50%. Perhaps not. The fruit on this was quite lovely, but if I am in the mood for Laphroaig, I do not usually want something as quiet as this. It was missing the punchiness that often defines the distillery. No real herbal or maritime notes were pushing forward out of the background, especially on the finish, which felt a bit short.

    Mental Image: Old Dole Cannery
    • Nose
      Maple, wood fire, and fruit. Drowning in thick gooey cooked-down maple syrup, pecan wood smoke, and meaty brown sugar maple bacon. Herbal impressions of charred fennel root, tarragon, and curry leaf parted to reveal caramelized grilled pineapple and vats of pineapple cooking at the old Dole Cannery.
    • Taste
      Medium-bodied with a mellow flavor profile of grilled fruit, asphalt, and salt. Juicy caramelized grilled fruits hit right away with watermelon, pineapple, and mountain apples. Hints of maritime salt led into an herbal spice and tarry notes of a hot asphalt parking lot. Subtle sherry funk lingered at the end with citrus and grape Nerds.
    • Finish
      Medium length with notes of salt and subtle grape candies.

  5. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This Laphroaig is surprisingly low in phenolics - the smoke is reminiscent of campfire smoke and cold ash. The sherry cask complements the otherwise typical Laphroaig character with dry fruit notes. Pretty good, but I don't think it's worth current prices - an Ardbeg Uigeadail costs a good third and is just as good.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Odinson scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
      Medicinal, smoke
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, dry

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Dionysus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, peat in a row, with an earthy side and citrus!
    On the palate, it's spiced forth with this greasy peat, not dried, the earth again, then the intense fruity aromas on lemon and some tangerine, a little Christmas spice too.
    In the final, it's nice because it stays in the mouth, and in the glass!
    A very nice dram.
    • Nose
      peat and citrus rather cooked, fairly spicy spices and wood that gives it a singular appearance.


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