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Overall rating
85.66/100
votes
578
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Ex-Laphroaig Barrels, Sherry & Quarter Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6049MB1
Barcode
5010019637543
Added on
26 Feb 2017 8:57 am by vodopy
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 87,22

32 × in wishlist

578 × member ratings

1822 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lore

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.66 points

  1. Gerhans scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Bought this as a holiday dram.
    While Laphroaig's statement claiming this to be the "richest of all single malt scotch whiskies" might be an exaggeration, this is definitely a deliciously complex dram. It reminds me most of the Ardbeg Uigeadail and that is a very good thing in my opinion.

    It's a spicy chilli bomb, with that typical smoke, idione and ash profile inherent to Laphroaig. Although it's a NAS bottling, the leathery, tobacco qualities give away the fact that there are definitely some older components in this mix (rumor has it there is whisky as old as 21 years mixed in the equation that makes up the Lore). 

    The most impressive feat the Lore displays in my opinion is that fact that the oloroso casks stand out by not being too apparent or obvious. The sherry influence is meticulously balanced so that it gives off its sweetness without ever taking the upper hand. It's always there, but in the background, so that the typical Laphroaig taste with the added oakiness and tobacco, along with some tasty nuttiness and vanilla and the very apparent spicy chilli bite, really get to shine.

    Concludingly; in terms of Laphroaig's current range (at least up until the 18 y/o), this is definitely the most richly flavored Laphroaig available right now. To me, this might even top the Ardbeg Uigeadail, and that says A LOT! 

    A definite must-buy for fans of Islay whiskies.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. DoctorK scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    You still can adumbrate the distillery character in the initial nose. The taste is round and soothing, the finish long and mellow. All in all not a bad dram, but neither an excellent one. Appeasement to the masses, to reach a broader audience. Not for a Laphroaig lover, but a novice. The presentation is simple and stylish, while the price for a NAS is just ridiculous.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. zaphod155 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What shall I say: It is a Laphroaig, one of the most harmonious and complex kind
    • Nose
      Immediately I have the wood smoke with the subtle phenolic note in the nose. Involved in a strong caramel sweetness, but the smoke is in command. Beautiful honey notes and raisins are added. Over time, grassy tones and citrus notes develop. I almost suppressed the maritime notes.
    • Taste
      Heavy smoke in caramel, with a clear peppery pungency. In addition a decent oak wort. Overripe fruits and dry wood. The spiciness is becoming clearer and brings a slightly ashy smoky note that spreads more and more in the mouth.
    • Finish
      The smoke and the wort remain in the mouth. The sharpness makes its way over the palate to the esophagus.

  4. mandragoru scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Gold scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sorry NAS; nevertheless a very good complex Laphi - at introduction a bit too expensive, now ok!
    • Nose
      pleasant fruity (currants?), honey sweetness, some smoke;
    • Taste
      velvety soft onset, unfolding, some vanilla, sweetness, spice, youth?
    • Finish
      medium-length, aromatic finish; Smoke in the finish;

  8. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoke; maritime; sweet; Fruit; Vanilla + caramel; Sherry; Malt; becomes sweeter with time
    • Taste
      Smoke (rather ash); sweet; spicy; Chili / pepper, really clear spicy; a touch of sherry
    • Finish
      Smoke; Ash (red-hot wood); but still cute. The smoke is really clear and strong, but does not outshine anything else

  9. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  10. Luigisim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not really balanced. Nice peated dram but not constant: nice notes run in parallel with less pleasent ones.

    Blind tasting notes from homemade Advent 2017 calendar, gentle gift of friends.
    • Nose
      Scent of lavanda. Wind gusts with sea breeze
    • Taste
      Salinity and acidity give some body but is a bit empty
    • Finish
      Smoke comes out nicely although is a bit aggressive

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