Laphroaig 18-year-old

Overall rating
89.19/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB94896
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L434557B
Barcode
5010019637086
Added on
14 apr 2017 8:29 am by 7star
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 171.43

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88 × member ratings

408 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Laphroaig 18-year-old

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.19 points.

  1. Joint86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant whisky. The balance is shifted towards the nose.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Soft but dense: iodine, dampness, moss, peat, rye bread, some spices, wine acidity.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, peaty. Pleasant, but simpler than the nose.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, oak, slightly astringent

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  3. PariLevi scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. herby.usa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, peat, slightly sweet
    • Taste
      89 89
      Maritime notes, peat, seaweed, honey, vanilla, hints of chocolate
    • Finish
      88 88
      Balanced, peat and maritime aromas

  5. hlz30 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Decent, lovely, fruity Laphie that is not a peat monster, but a gentleman.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet arrival, with ripen tangerine and orange, lemon, furniture polish (with lemon fragrance too), ripen mango and starchy Red Delicious. The peat smoke was just that gentle and soft, well decorating the nose. With water the tangerine became much reinforced, along with some liquorice and seasalt. Kippery smoke in an emptied glass.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, smooth and gentle arrival, with mango sweetness, marble rock. The white pepper and soapy peat smoke grewed slowly. The palate was mediumly oily but rich, with only a trace of moderate bitterness. With water the dram became clearly floral!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Leather, burnth wood, sweet orange and some leather, with medium length.

  6. Ficelli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Danlow scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Insanely complex, round, oily and fruity sweet. A fruit basket of ripe (red apples, peaches) and overripe (pears) fruits.
    The smoke is rather subtle and underlines the ensemble wonderfully, combined with light, not bitter wood tones. Good barrels have been at work here, nothing “sucked out”. That's why it has a lot of vanilla and a good portion of caramel.
    The alcohol is wonderfully integrated. The 48% almost seem too weak.

    Meanwhile, with the help of friends, the bottle is half empty. The development of this great drop justifies a slight point increase.
    I also have more and more various delicious delicacy types of honey. The whisky is always silky soft for a smoker.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. thebonewolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A decidedly good dram. Seems like a weird line to discontinue. This one feels like an evolution. It starts somehere, gets a bit more complex, then gets a bit more intense. A very nice flow.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Smoky, medicinal lean.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Smoky, warm, earthy, bit of fruit.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Smoky, earthy, more than in the taste. Long.

  9. Islay1815 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Auriverdes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Well barance Beautifull whisky.

  13. Joband scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    There's something special about Laphroaig in general and this bottling in particular.

  14. Martin1965 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke super integrated, caramel, sweet, iodine, sea, bright fruits
    • Taste
      Medical smoke, sea flavors, bright fruits
    • Finish
      Long and sweet

      Bottle had been open for a long time with little content.
      Evaluation of this sample.

  15. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Laphroaig 18 yo (48%, OB, +/-2015): 84 Punkte

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