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Overall rating
85.84/100
votes
709
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

€ 88.82

35 × in wishlist

709 × member ratings

2320 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Laphroaig Lore

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.84 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. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another Laphroaig without age, as you unfortunately often find these days. Nevertheless, it is often highly valued - absolutely rightly so. A great malt from Laphroaig!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slightly phenolic smoke, yellow fruits, subtle sweetness. Sherry notes, lavender, liquorice.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Subtle peat, pleasant sweetness, nice herbaceous note. Oily and warm with yellow fruits. I like it extremely well.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, honey-sweet, herbaceous and with a pleasant mint on the palate.

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Remembered first sipping on this Lore at the Harbour Inn, by the Loch Indaal few summers ago. Not the best Laphroaig, but with fond memories.

    N- Briny malt, stylish smoked salted chocolate garnished with yellow chrysanthemum. Vegetal and savoury, half shell mussel and whiff of distant marmite. Great opening, but missing the depth to lasts. Whirling around the coastal edge with concentrated dried berries and maraschino. (87/21)

    P- Sour berries, fruit peels, spicy peat soaked with brine, masculine and heavy mouthfeel. Liquorice candy at tail. (85/19)

    F- Long, spiciness translate to dry oak ashes, echoing, moist berries and chocolate cask with chili oil. Chewy. (87/21)

    B/B- 87/21 Bold on strength a plus point, but restrictive.

    Weighted Rate- 82pt

    Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-3, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-1, Sc-2
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Briny malt, stylish smoked salted chocolate garnished with yellow chrysanthemum. Vegetal and savoury, half shell mussel and whiff of distant marmite. Great opening, but missing the depth to lasts. Whirling around the coastal edge with concentrated dried berries and maraschino. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Sour berries, fruit peels, spicy peat soaked with brine, masculine and heavy mouthfeel. Liquorice candy at tail. (85/19)
    • Finish
      F- Long, spiciness translate to dry oak ashes, echoing, moist berries and chocolate cask with chili oil. Chewy. (87/21)

      B/B- 87/21 Bold on strength a plus point, but restrictive.

      Weighted Rate- 82pt

      Cr-2, Fr-2, Fl-1, Pt-3, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-1, Sc-2
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  8. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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