Laphroaig 10yo is a full-bodied, smoky gem, with a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amidst the seaweedy, peaty characters before a long warming finish. A classic dram. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
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CountryScotlandBottlerDistillery BottlingAge10 Year Old
Imagine opening and sniffing a first aid kit whilst sat next to the smouldering remains of of a bonfire on the beach. That's what this is like. When I took my first sip I had doubts over whether I'd finish the glass let alone the bottle. Half way through the glass and I'm a convert. After a few neat sips I followed the distiller's advice and added a touch of water - it really opens it up and allows some subtle tropical fruit type flavours to the fore.
- Budgie, 9th November
Subtle as a brick, I agree. But what a glorious brick it is!!!!!!!!!!
- anonymous, 3rd November
Sweet, medicinal and smoky Laphroaig signature. Lots of good qualities, but also seriously under powered and bit watered down too. Should bottled at least 46%.
- Mikko, 30th September
This is an absolute classic. Sweetish yet dryish. Wild yet controlled. Robust yet elegant. The ideal drink on a cold wet autumn or winter evening/night with a fire, a beautiful woman and a wet dog...
- anonymous, 20th September
Iodine, Peat smoke, and the halfway point between dry and sweet. A bargain. Be generous with the water.
- 10 year old - 86 proof, 6th August
The mesquite barbeque of scotches. One of my favorites.
- anonymous, 31st May
Laphroaig 10 Year Old is a single malt with lots of character. On top of everything that has already been said, it should certainly have been bottled at 46% like Talisker. Moreover, the fact that it is only 10 YO makes one constantly think that it is a bit premature while sipping this magnificent dram. 89/100.
- Scotch Fan, 14th March
A very good and balanced standard Laphroaig with rich and complex smoky character. But I feel sorry to see whenever whisky is hiding it's full potential. What could this be with no color added, 46 vol and unchillfiltered? You get some idea with many Laphroaig indy bottlings.
- Mikko, 26th Dec '12
It's probably just me, but I don't find Laphroaig 10 as overpowering as often claimed. It's certainly intense and not something I would want to drink more than one or two drams of, but it's not such a tough boys' drink as some people would have you believe. The nose has a lot of "campfire smoke", but on the palate it's rather the peat that dominates. The finish is impressively long.
Still, I think Laph Quarter Cask is a bit more interesting and subtle.
- anonymous, 4th Oct '12
islay whiskey - yes, its love or hate. absolute love here. islay forever.
- stratvm, 23rd Aug '12
This is the whisky for true Celts, you can savor the atmosphere of ancient bonfires, the wild celebration of a high blooded gathering
rooted into the earth like weathered Oak tree that has been burnt over the centuries, this Whisky is the pure distillation of Scotland you hear the pipes wailing through the freezing mist-that's only after one glass!
- Michael G, 2nd Apr '12
Omg! smells and tastes of car tyres on fire / burning rubber / antiseptic cream.
Did i finish the bottle? Well of course!
- anonymous, 1st Apr '12
amazing whiskey, fully recommended
- Whiskey Man, 25th Jan '12
Got a bottle of this today as a gift, and wow, amazing stuff, one of the best tasting whiskys i've ever tasted, if not THE best, massive peat smoke right away which I love, that mellows away to a lovely smokey peppery finish which has to be the longest finish in any whisky I've had so far, lovely stuff, why didn't I discover this sooner?
- gd, 24th Dec '11
One of my very favorites. If you love a peated-punch this is the best place
to start. The smokey flavor lasts throughout and it has a nice finish as well. I must
admit that this is not a dram for the beginner but if you would like a nice introduction to the
world of peat this is it . Enjoy it's warmth on a cold day.
- Rod, 7th Dec '11
This was my introduction to Islay malts. My previous malts were Speysides. I had never understood how it might be possible that a whisky could tell a story in a sip. This one does. I have never been to Scotland, but; the story Laphroaig tells, is what I imagine it would be like. Standing around a very smoky peat fire, the spray from the ocean lightly salting you lips. Just a hint of sweetness. Excellent single malt that exceeds any blend.
- fuentecigar, 12th Nov '11
i call this my sipping whisky it is special drink because i can
only afford now and then it has to last. I do not share it.
- alan brown, 21st Sep '11
- anonymous, 16th Jul '11
this is top whiskey, same rank as Lagavulin...I like it.
- Geh Ntshangase, 13th Jul '11
Imagine sitting in the brush in a south Texas deer-blind in late December. Hours of waiting in the chilled air. Then it happens.....you bag that buck you've always wanted. To celebrate the kill you and one of your buddies open a bottle of Laphroaig 10yr, pour it in styrofoam cups (glass makes too much noise) and enjoy it sitting around a oak and mesquite brushfire.....under the cold starry sky. That my friends is Laphroaig!