Laphroaig Oak Select
Product Description

Laphroaig Oak Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak (we suspect some of this is virgin oak), hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.

Laphroaig Oak Select

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

  • Producer's Notes

    • 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.

Customer Reviews

3.5 (107 Reviews)

  • 4

    Michael,

    I bought it not pretending to be sensitive to aromas and tastes (unlike wine). I will say Glenfiddich tastes like cough syrup. It is refreshing. Light. Easily drinkable.

  • 2

    Charles,

    Depends what you want, I suppose. This is a perfectly decent entry-level malt but in a blind tasting I would have had absolutely no idea that it was a Laphroaig. If you want something like this, spend less.

  • 4

    Shane,

    Don’t be put off by some idiot reviews, this is a decent light and initial slightly sweet whisky with ginger pepper etc after.

  • 1

    Anonymous,

    Given to me by my young grandson who has very limited funds at his disposal. He knows that I like a single malt whisky and saved up yo give me a bottle for my birthday. How do I tell him that it is the worse whisky I have ever had the misfortune to drink...Just like drinking TCP .ABSOLUTELY AWFUL whisky. Sorry Laphroiag this really is a terrible product.

  • 1

    Martin G,

    Ive always liked laphroag, but have never tried this particular whiskey, and to be honest i wish i hadn't! I'm not an expert, but i know what i like, and for me this had very little going for it, it was like a watered down version of the proper stuff, very little flavour and no punch, very easily forgotten. I won't be buying again. Extremely disappointing!