Laphroaig 25 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig 25 Year Old
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The first edition of Laphroaig 25yo; this is a very mellow, restrained expression with pretty delicate peat (for 'Froyg anyway), some baked apple notes and a gentle nuttiness. A malt to unwind with.

Distillery Bottling
25 Year Old

Laphroaig 25 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose:  A touch of water releases the multitude of different flavours.  The initial sherry sweetness is quickly followed by the time-honoured Islay peat tang.  After this opening burst of flavour, there is a smooth fruit ripeness that complements the tang of salt in the background.

    Body:  Rich, round and full.

    Palate:  The burst of peat that fills the mouth is quickly restrained by a sherry sweetness that slowly develops into spicy apple fruitiness.

    Finish:  Very long and warming, leaving a distinct tang of islay.


  • Tasting Notes by TF

    Nose: Varnished wood, sesame oil, some sherry, floral notes, cinnamon, macadamia, almond, battenburg cake, ginger.  Develops butterscotch and a linseed oil character.

    Palate:  Medium-bodied.  Baked apple, restrained spices, then some peat coming through.  Nutty character (almond / brazil nut), oily texture with a hint of brine.

    Finish:  Graceful and elegant; fades away just slightly too soon.

    Comment:  Pretty mellow stuff.  Twenty-five years in wood has tamed the fire, but the distillery character is still very evident.

    TF August 07

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
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  • 8 November 2013

    Just opened the 25 year after waiting for the right moment. Flawless ........

  • 21 February 2013

    An epic drinking experience.

  • 8 July 2009

    This is now out of stock at laphroaig distillery to be replaced by the 25 year old cask strength, collectors buy it up!

  • 27 April 2009

    Absolutely fantastic! I was bought this as a present so I didn't know the price. Knowing the price puts this in perspective and depending on your taste there maybe better value £50-100 bottles, but if you want what may be the best Laphroaig you have tasted I guess this is it (not counting the cask strength which I sadly haven't tried...).

  • 10 January 2008

    This whisky makes life worth living