Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Overall rating
84.75/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB89945
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Quarter Casks Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2013)
Bottle code
L6154 VB1
Barcode
5010019640161
Added on
29 nov 2016 4:52 pm by rottendon
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 31.70

4 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

224 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig Quarter Cask

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.75 points.

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It's interesting to see how the finish in the small quarter casks affects the malt. Even if it doesn't bear any age, you can already clearly feel the influence of the oak. Together with the strong smoke and the 48% alcohol by volume this results in an explosive mixture. Great!

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/laphroaig-quarter-cask/
    • Nose
      As expected, cold medicinal smoke dominates the nose. I also have a slightly sharp note at the beginning, which is probably due to the 48% vol. This settles a bit when the whisky has been in the glass for a while. When the smoke settles down a bit, maritime notes with a fresh salty sea breeze come through on the one hand, and caramel, vanilla and crème brûlée on the other. The impression also becomes a little fruitier over time and I can make out fresh, slightly sour citrus fruits and ripe bananas. After the first try, a clear grain note and coconut are added.
    • Taste
      The first sip fills your mouth with the strong smoke. The start is very intense. The sweetness is more present on the tongue than on the nose, and I also find the citrus fruits and bananas again. The mouthfeel then becomes increasingly drier and slightly bitter. The citrus fruits remain.
    • Finish
      The sweetness disappears completely and the slight bitterness of the oak dominates along with the smoke.

  2. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This young Laphroaig was matured in normal ex-bourbon casks and was allowed to mature in particularly small quarter casks. These give this Laphroaig the perfect combination of smoke and oak. Not bottled chill-filtered.

  3. Chesterfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This powerful stuff has never had less than rock-solid 85 points in my book. At times even more. Not as good as the annual cask strength 10-year-olds, but on its way there. Saves €!

  6. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    strong peat smoke, ash, pleasant sweetness, oak flavor, banana, •

    Taste:
    the smoke is a bit milder in the mouth, reminiscent of smoked ham, oak, leather, tobacco, licorice, sweetness, herbs, pepper

    Outlet:
    long-lasting and warming, smoke and oak
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Islay Peat Bomb. Great NAS whisky for little money. Very reliable for many years.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Massive Smoke. Also Tar, Herbs, Pepper, Pine Needles, Oak Wood, Citrus, Salt.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Lots of Smoke, Iodine , medical, Salt,, Citrus., Herbs, Pepper, Chili. With a drop water you get some sweet barley.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and well balanced.

  9. malty_moments scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Intense peat smoke, phenols, iodine, medicine, spicy, a bit fresh and some sweetness on the back
    • Taste
      Full bodied, peat, salt, black pepper with a hint of wood note and some sweetness on the back
    • Finish
      Dry, long and warm, intensive peat smoke and spicy, a bit of salt and hint of mineral

  10. Kovalyoff did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I prefer the usual top ten. 85

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

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

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