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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #001
Stated Age
10 years old
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L9 C41 16:21 3ML
Added on
05 Jun 2009 4:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 362,55

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Medical smoke, very intense and penetrating. Seaweed and algae, wet asphalt, the smell of Hansaplast. An apple note is there, but it has hard to prevail against the smoke.
    • Taste
      Cold ashes, lush peat smoke on the tongue. Salt liquorice abound. Very dry. On the tongue it is less the sea flavors (seaweed, salt) that dominate, but rather wet asphalt and sticking plaster. Hospital Feeling ... fantastic.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, dry, a lot of cold ash, salt and pepper, little fruit.

  3. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Laphroaig Tasting Notes:

    Colour: Rich, deep gold

    Nose: Powerfull, smoke and earthy aromas, seaweed

    Body: Full bodied

    Taste: Massive peat smoke, huge flavour, complex, seashore salt, fading sweetness at the finish

    Finish: Long and savoury

  7. toklian scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Serge V says:

    10 yo 'Cask Strength' (57.8%, OB,
    batch #001- FEB.09)

    These new ‘small batch’
    editions will replace our beloved
    ‘10CS’. Hope the quality
    won’t be replaced! Colour: pale
    gold. Nose: holy smokes! This one
    smells just like an ashtray full of
    lit Habanos at first nosing. It seems
    that it’s rather more extreme
    in its smokiness than the earlier
    batches, less fruity too. Also a lot
    of leather and notes of ‘new
    tyres’ that remind me of some
    PEs. Not really medicinal, that is,
    even if there are whiffs of antiseptic.
    Fresh walnuts. Spectacular whisky!
    With water: smoke, smoke and smoke,
    of all kinds. And cigars, and leather.
    Also a little earthy. Mouth (neat):
    extremely punchy, fruitier than on
    the nose when neat (ripe apples),
    very peaty, clean… Once again,
    the smokiness is quite extreme, a
    little Supernova-esque. With water:
    much more on earth and roots, gentian,
    a little aniseed, salt, badian…
    Finish: very long, distinctly salty.
    Quite ashy in the aftertaste. Comments:
    rather less fruity and balanced/complex
    than earlier ‘regular’
    batches but smokier and ashier. Yes,
    even more for peat heads. Extreme
    but very, very good. SGP:258
    - 89 points.

  8. KayMeertens did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Looking for an empty tube of this one. I'm willing to give samples or other tubes in exchange.

  9. bennythemonster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Laphroaig 10 years CS Batch 1, original bottling; 57.8% alc.
    Region: Islay, Scotland

    Nose: A beautiful peat smoke that bounces against you. Strong, but not overwhelming. The smoke comes with medical iodine and campfire, some charcoal and salt, removes algae. But then a harmonic sweetness, on the one hand creamy vanilla, on the other hand peach and other rather light fruits. These then in the cereal with cereals.

    Palate: Smoky, mineral, slight bitterness, spiciness from the wood, the alcohol clearly noticeable. The sweetness of the nose comes more with caramel and toffee.

    Finish: Very smoky, enormously long and warming to the little toe. Some honey sweetness, otherwise a lot of smoke.

    Conclusion: he does not really tolerate water, so I recommend to enjoy in cask strength. In any case, a fierce and very good Laphi. The nose is complex, but unfortunately much less smoky than hoped. The departure then makes up for it.

    89/100 points (tasted 2014, ca. 200,00 €)

  10. Jeep51 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very pretty expression of Laphroaig. The 58% are superbly integrated.
    • Nose
      Camphor, oyster shell, iodine, lemon. It's fine, chiseled, pretty and relatively complex.
    • Taste
      The attack is on the fruits: yellow fruits and lemons. Then, a typical Laph peat takes the step. With a bonus, spices, salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long on seaweed, seawater ...


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