Laphroaig Select70cl / 40%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig Select Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Punchy medicinal and mineral notes on the nose - muddy peat, rockpools and sea spray. Behind that there is sweetness, with chocolate milk and cornflake touches, as well as sherbert lemons and a gentle touch of wood smoke.
Palate: Soft and surprisingly light on the palate, with gingery spice, vanilla, sour apple and char backed up by nutmeg, cinnamon and a little dried fruit. The peat from the nose is subdued, with a soft and syrupy pine note coming through.
Finish: Spicy new oak, sour apple and a touch of damp wood. As that fades the traditional medicinal notes appear and linger for a short while.
Comment: An introductory Laphroaig, offering a big hit on the nose and a softer palate to lure in the unsuspecting.
Colour: A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.
Nose: Peat first, then ripe red fruits from the PX and Olorosso casks. A hint of dryness next from the American oak with a long lingering florally finish - Marzipan and even limes at the end.
Palate: This full bodied whisky is initially sweet up front- matching the nose, then the classic dry, peaty, ashy flavours come bounding in followed by a lovely rich finish arising from the rich fruits of the European casks.
19 Customer Reviews
I''ve been drinking Laphroaig for 40 years, and wish I''d read the reviews before I bought this. ''Toned down'' is an understatement. I''ve had better blends. Very disappointed indeed. It''s Laphroaig Jim, but not as we know it''.
Great drink, reminds me of the seaside
I was expecting to be disappointed given the reviews but this is an impressive Laphroaig, more polished than usual but still plenty of smoke and tarry rope. Excellent.
Laphroaig select is one of the great peaty whiskies. I have tasted the 10 year old and this has far more flavour. The different flavours are amazing. Truly a great malt
I''m fully engulfed in the subtle pete, The flora is well balanced, I''m not looking for a wound cleanser, this is more than this was intended to be. ..Scotch Drinker
A slightly smoother version of the original. Gives all the classic laphroaig flavour but a little more mellow. I''m hooked!
Pleasantly surprising. I am not a fan of the Laphroaig 10. Too much like tcp/iodine. This bottle is much nicer and it is a very smooth, easy to drink whisky. It''s reminds me of an ardbeg 10 with comfy slippers on. It has a wonderfully strong nose but is much gentler on the palate with medium peat strength and beautifully balanced. It is well worth a try especially if you like Ardbeg / is lay malts.
This is one of the worst whiskies I''ve had in a long while. I absolutely love Laphroaig, but I''ve no idea what they were trying to do with this release. It''s just... awful.
Select feels like a ''pleasant'' whisky, bit more gentle, bit more ''toned-down'', little bit more accessible (taste-wise) for those new to whisky who are in the process of developing their taste perhaps. The taste is nice and it''s perfectly pleasant & drinkable, but that''s about it.. In this price range I much prefer the classic 10yr old Laphroaig, which is a stonking whisky and cracking value for money.
this whiskey got smashed over at ''the other blog''. glad to see its gone over a bit better here. but really, disliking something because its not something else - why the dichotomy? its whiskey - made by laphroaig - the same people who made the 10 you so reverently adore. bigger, badder, meaner doesn''t mean better. and if you think it does than stay away from wine! really, it''s all about expectation and laphroaig does carry expectation - now its expanded. while its certainly lighter and without the aggressive medicinal personality of the 10 its really laphraiog''s more delicate side - the mint, citrus, and honey get a nod here via the sherry butts which is a nice change up from the sea spray iodine smoke char of the others. sure if you were to try them side by side this would look ''puny'' but thats not what its about. i think some people just want smacked in the face with a smoldering stick tbh. for me, this is a nice bottle and i''m thankful for the opportunity to try something else from these guys. 3.5