Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
03 years old
ex-Laphroaig Quarter Cask
L 3
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Lightly Peated
be Belgium
Added on
21 jan 2017 1:20 pm by JeroenL
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.17

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2 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kempisch Vuur 03-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    In May 2016 the third cask L3 (quarter cask from Laphroaig) was bottled of the Kempisch Vuur Belgian single malt. I have only just tried the L2, so it is easy to compare.
    The nose of L3 is even less sweet, but more buttery on the nose. Again the hint of plasticine is very obvious, making me think this is a trait of the spirit. I would need a sample of the new make to be absolutely sure (hint, hint, I know you are reading this, Mr Pirlot). This one also has some green garden herbs, which I quite like.
    On the palate, it is less creamy than sister casks L1 and L2, but still very oily. It is immediately very spicy and more sour than sweet. This one is a lot less fruity as well, which I find a bit of a pity. This is all on earthy notes and peat.
    The finish is – for a three year old whisky at least – quite long and very smoky.
    The nose was quite wonderful, but on the palate it lost a few points. It is the least of the three in my opinion. The black sheep of the family? Nevertheless, it remains a surprisingly nice and interesting whisky, so I am looking forward to L4.

  2. praisethepasta scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. praisethepasta scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lots and lots of character for a whisky this young, although it won't be a character to everyone's liking. The outspoken leather and polish notes will be off-putting for some. Still, with longer cask maturation in a few years time, I'm pretty sure we've got ourselves an absolute gem in the making!
    • Nose
      84 84
      old leather, shoe polish, followed by peat
    • Taste
      82 82
      more from the nose,  the texture is thick and "chewy". After the initial leather and polish blast,  the peat kicks in stronger and is followed by a very nice signature Laphroaig taste - due to the maturation in Laphroaig Quartercasks. 
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium long, peat, dry woody smoke


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