- 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
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228 × member ratings
682 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points
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.
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.
Medium to long, dry, a lot of cold ash, salt and pepper, little fruit.
- 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
- 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.
- Looking for an empty tube of this one. I'm willing to give samples or other tubes in exchange.
- 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 €)
- A very pretty expression of Laphroaig. The 58% are superbly integrated.
Camphor, oyster shell, iodine, lemon. It's fine, chiseled, pretty and relatively complex.
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.
Long on seaweed, seawater ...