Laphroaig Brodir

Overall rating
85.41/100
votes
182
Whiskybase ID
WB89645
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Travel Retail Exclusive
Bottled
05.06.2016
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels + Ruby Port Casks Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6157MB1 2191 1325
Barcode
5010019638120
Added on
22 nov 2016 7:37 pm by Nidan

Average value

€ 152.21

27 × in wishlist

182 × member ratings

755 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Brodir

34 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.41 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    They say that would be the worst of the three Brodir batches, but I don't think it's that wrong at all, but I don't have a direct comparison right now, Batch 1 brought me to the port and smoke combination and or glorifies it a bit in my memory
    • Nose
      Raspberry effervescent tablets, sweet, chocolate, sour, the smoke hides a little behind the port influence, light freshness flashes up again and again, a bit of mint, light roasted aromas with Hanuta, a touch of maritime notes
    • Taste
      Oily, dry start, raspberries, but no more fizz, chocolate, citrus on the tip of the tongue, spicy smoke, minimal cinnamon, salt, sweeter on the second sip, quite delicious to drink
    • Finish
      Now the smoke dominates, ashy, grapes, bittersweet, creamy, even raspberries, slightly nutty, the mouth is coated, sometimes the aftertaste is exactly like a port wine + smoke

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  3. FeydRautha scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Brodir is the Old Norse term for brother. The Viking language was spoken on the Orkney and Shetland Islands until the 18th century. Laphroaig's Travel Retail bottling was finished in port wine casks.

  5. YuraLM scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good balance, in whisky are always absend black berries and dark chocolate. Very fruity and fresh.
    • Nose
      Black berries, sea salt, sea smell, light smoked, sweet red fruits, dark honey, coffee, cinnamon, ginger, chicory, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Black berries, ginger, light smoked, light spices, medical notes, middle body
    • Finish
      Short, smokey, light medical notes, spices, ginger, black berries.

  6. Макс scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  7. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    08/04/2021:
    Not complicated, but nice and very drinkable. Good release.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Halva, a pile of smoke, sweet ashes, watercolors, oak, burnt sugar, wine, roasted nuts, smoked citrus.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet ash, juicy fruit in smoke, very dessert and drinkable, citrus.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky, ash, dessert, longer than average, wine, apricot kernel, smoked.

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It smells like plum. And the red plum. Candied plums. Amena. Then the coal, the tires, the nails surge. Laphroaigish. Quickly followed by thick, mountain honey. Apricot jam. Rhubarb. Tobacco. Nice balance after a while, but it's quite sweet. Iodine which gives a nice depth. Slight medicinal touch, but discreet. Floral reflections. In the mouth, a little light. A pinch of fine salt, crushed fruit. Spices, not too strong. Paprika, turmeric. Lamb curry. Lignite. Fairly long and smoky finish, spicy, with the fruits coming up. Cola, stretto coffee.

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

  9. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Saftkenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very nice fruity bottling. The smoke also harmonises well with the fruit that is present alongside the smoke from the first moment.
    Also significantly fruitier and a little oilier than the PX-Cask. In 2019 this bottling was often just under 60€, which was a very good price for what is offered here. I would not like to spend more than 70€ and would rather look out for the Cairdeas bottlings instead.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Hardly perceptible alcohol. Strong, phenolic smoke, some iodine, vanilla, fruitcake, preserved plums, cherry syrup and musty linen towels.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful start, slightly oily, well-integrated alcohol. Noticeable smoke containing iodine, pickled cherries, hazelnuts, gingerbread, espresso, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium finish. Delicate smoke and juicy chocolate cherry cake with vanilla.

  11. ChrisKotschi scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Please do not take my note at 100% face value. I am a complete beginner to smoke and generally very sensitive to smoke.
    My tasting notes are more from a smoker FOR smokers.
    • Nose
      82 82
      I smell smoke, sweet smoke.
      Although I can still smell the port, the smoke in my nose is generally at the top.
      After a lot of time in the glass, I get something like raisins, a light winey note, maybe even chocolate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Here, too, the smoke is in the foreground but I think the malt is also very sweet.
      I also clearly perceive the port again and don't find that too bad at all.
      Very harmonious if I can say that.
    • Finish
      83 83
      In the finish, the sweet smoke remains with fruit and port.
      Rather a longer finish for me because I can still feel the smoke in my mouth for a long time.

  12. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Boring (84.5)
    • Nose
      The aroma is quiet, muted ... berry notes with peat, iodized salt and hay.Vanilla and apples (21)
    • Taste
      Ash, dried fruits and pastries (21,5)
    • Finish
      At the finish, salt, a little wax, dried fruits and bitter ... dry bitter grass (21)

  14. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Yes, a Laphroaig. But rather someone who looks as if he had been pressed through the barrel by a UA with a treat. The sweetness looks a bit fake, but still scratches the mark: just about works. Quite delicious, but not very "laphroa-like".
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet and tart fruit, cloudy with haunted peat. Somewhat moldy, damp cellar, fermented fruit - in general: decay. Delicious. (Unsulphurised) raisins, dried figs. With time becoming more spicy (especially after a short covering of the glass) shows nutmeg, marjoram, chervil, thyme.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Meets the tongue with a heavy sweetness of blackberries, raisins, dried figs and grapes. Oily, strong smoke note with warm tar, seaweed and hospital corridor mist. Is pretty fat and sweet on the tongue, feels viscous. Men's chocolate, espresso beans, malt, burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, dry, smoky, spicy and sweet. The smoky note gains in intensity from behind, the spices pick up momentum again after a while, the fruit sweetness is permanently present.

  15. Roland7 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Smoke, ash, plastic, leather, pepper, chicken stock, fried fish, buckwheat, bay leaf, nettle, nutmeg, sandalwood oil, red berries.

  16. Glenjasper scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. Glenjasper scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Lorion scored this whisky 55 points Connoisseur

    Too ashy. Nothing else comes through. 55 points.
    • Nose
      68 68
      Phew ... Phenolic smoke. Extreme. Slaying. Dry, snappy.
    • Taste
      49 49
      Ash, smoke. Dry mud. A touch of strawberries.
    • Finish
      47 47
      Long, too long. Bitter ash.

  19. mothers_finest scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Batch 1 was better!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  20. Tim-R scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Smoked sausage, not that heavy
    • Taste
      82 82
      Tastes like fire, smooth smoke taste
    • Finish
      78 78
      Nice smokey smooth medium long

  21. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Doux, but I've been screwing around for a tourbe poivrée et de la gomme de pneu. Le malt settles down. Pluthot frais et herbacé.
    • Taste
      Tires to death! Spices and pepper dominate the roundness of the port.
    • Finish
      No major evolution.

      Enthusiasm 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1956

  22. Dyno scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    probably my least laphroaig experience to date. normally a huge fan of the distillery, but not this expression. It's a pity as i'd like to like it more :)

  23. Kensay scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Smoke, burnt pine, sea salt and iodine
    but there is no such variety in the mouth, spices and vanilla
    Aftertaste with bitterness and spices
    basic file without claims

  24. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Blindtasting from my advent calendar ....
    Tip: Cheaper Bowmore
    Conclusion: Laphroaig and I are no longer friends;)
    • Nose
      75 75
      Medicine dominates in the first nosing, with some smoke paired with a mild fruitiness, in the background white pepper, apricot, peach
    • Taste
      70 70
      Medium, rather weak than complex and powerful, light sweetness, some medicine, salt
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium finish, peppery, a lot of wood and bitterness behind

  25. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. Ra_Di scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. Falnor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Have a nice spoon full with jam and drown it in a young Lappie.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  28. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  29. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    For me a real disappointment! Why do you do that?
    • Nose
      Begins with full, sweet aromas of marzipan, jaffacake, sweet wine and pickled dried fruit. Is always sweet and orange-like creamy, almost praline-like. After some time, shy medical peat notes and some iodine show up.
    • Taste
      Very vinous with enormous plum-like sweetness, then medicinal aromas, peat, smoldering coal smoke, lots of black pepper and sulfur.
    • Finish
      Medium long, plum, slightly smoldering peat smoke and a trace of iodine.

  30. lapinbilly did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      honey, vanilla, spices and peat, the nose is dominated by exotic fruits
    • Taste
      On the palate it's creamy, salty, smoked with touches of citrus.
    • Finish
      The finish is long on smoke, a touch of salt, and sweetness.

  31. Gerhans scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A warming dram. This is my favorite winter whisky. Although it's undeniably one-dimensional, it's just really, really good. It's a port-wood peated whisky but in my opinion, it works incredibly well. It's heftily priced for a NAS but it's one of those bottles where I buy a new one as soon as the previous one is half way empty.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  32. valery77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  33. Cubey666 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    colour: orange / pinking... like salmon liquidized.

    peat is very much present. and next to that the sweet of sweet port wine.

    unfortunately, it tastes a bit unmixed... like you take a sip of peaty Lappy in your mouth and keep it in the left side of your mouth, and a sip of sweet port wine and keep it on the other side.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  34. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  35. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  36. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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