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Laphroaig Cask Strength

Overall rating
89.10/100
votes
288
Whiskybase ID
WB9102
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch #001
Bottled
02.2009
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L9 041
Barcode
5010019637048
Added on
05 Jun 2009 4:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 523.51

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770 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Cask Strength

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.10 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice laph. A hair below the redstripe.
    Water does him a lot of good.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very nice pile of peat.
      Oily smoke, peat, ashtray, barbecue. Cold ash.
      Smoked bacon.
      Slight spray. A little plant in retrolfaction. Dry grass, artichoke.

      With water it's much better. A touch of exoticism. Mainly pineapple.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth we continue on dry grass, artichoke, asparagus.
      Oily peat, cold ash, smoke. Camphor.
      Pepper, liquorice.
      With pear and green apple water.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish on camphor, oily peat, medicinal.

  2. MaltHaus scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Fabulously complex and very busy. This is a very confidence malt, the one that you cannot simply take away the beauty of the earlier years. Bravo!
    • Nose
      90 90
      A very huge pile of PEAT catapulted into your face! And then someone ignited it with IODINE, setting up the fire using COAL that burnt into ASHES with a splash of SEA SALT, inhaling you with the SMOKE before you even realised. With water: vanilla, thicken smoke, leather polish, Manuka honey, beeswax, black pepper and tobacco. It is like driving a convertible car along A846, a road trip of The Sound of Islay.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Honeyed malt welcomes you with a huge smile on his face. Engulfing smoked fish, sea salted bacon, barbecued ham, deep fried anchovies, engine oil and maple syrup dipped toasted garlic. With water: rain dripped pebbles, very earthy, toasted marshmallow on top of the intense dark chocolate with a splash of cinnamon powder. A late night supper sip beside the fire burning chimney during raining days of Islay.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet and salty, elegant and sophisticated, peat and smoke, spices and dark fruits, firm and complex. A harmonious orchestrated masterpiece playing inside an empty philharmonic hall. Well done!

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    It will be interesting to try all the batches, I hope I will succeed.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Recognizable smoked melon. Mackerel, warm industrial smoke, sweet fruit tones.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, very smoky, the taste of unripe melon. With water, the smell is sweeter, the taste is worse.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, sweet, smoky, bright.

  4. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What an intensity of smoke and nails. You would think you were at the junkyard. Quite a lot of coarse salt but not too much iodine. The peat rises. Soot, coal, lignite, it lines the nostrils. Really nice balance, it's extremely smooth despite the atypical aromas. Fine touch of vanilla. Smoke again, thick, dizzying. Asphalt still fresh. On hot days, when it seems to be melting. With that, a little earth and holly. Pungent heather. Oak leaves, acorns. And the smoke comes back again, it's endless.
    In the mouth, motor oil, peat, strong spices. Apricot juice, fuel oil, pebbles, coke. Stretto coffee and very dark chocolate. Not immensely long but very earthy finish, cola, sage, cranberry, liquorice. A little dry wood. Guérande salt, fresh from the marsh.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/09/laphroaig-10-yo-cask-strength-batch-001.html
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Huge banana, some new oaks, the peat is not as pungent as today's version, quite integrated, some coconut oil.
    • Taste
      New oak, very sweet, banana cake, purity!
    • Finish
      A lot of tar, huge smoke, still some new oak.

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A powerful and rather specific release compared to later ones that I managed to try earlier, expected more in the body and finish
    • Nose
      Attic dust, dressing bandages, medicines, iodine, shoe polish and polish, tobacco. Saturated and bright. later, more classical notes of Laphroaig, sweet smoke and peat appear
    • Taste
      Black pepper oil and wood
    • Finish
      burnt black pepper, light smoke and wood

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/feis-ile-2018-laphroaig/

    At the bar we were able to acquire [at some expense], batches 1 & 2 for comparison against the Red Stripe. This is one fine Open Day.

    N: “Hello, is there anything there?” From the original batch to batch 001, we have skipped a generation and entered a more mechanised & standardised world. Here the cask talks as does its previous contents. I note fruity mineral & curried notes, leather and beeswax. The peat smoke is very discrete, no big bonfire action here.
    T: A dunnage-ish honeyed & malty whisky with some fruity action. It’s slightly more medicinal neat and with more complexity.
    F: Drying, but this isn’t hollow. There’s body & chew, balance with varied complexity.
    C: Resolute, firm and tasty if a tad predictable after the original Red Stripe. A more modern-classic Laphroaig then.

  10. besar scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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