Web Exclusive Price
£27.88 ex VAT
(£47.79 per litre)
£190.67 Save £10.04
Laphroaig 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.Tasting Notes (2)
- Iodine (tcp)
- Dried Fruit
Tasting Notes by Billy A
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.
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.
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.
An introductory Laphroaig, offering a big hit on the nose and a softer palate to lure in the unsuspecting.
A Fully Natural colour with no caramel added, it is sparkling gold with layers of colour – arising from different maturations and oils mixing together.
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.
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.
More from Laphroaig
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
(£51.36 per litre)
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
(£60.64 per litre)
Laphroaig 10 Year Old Sherry Oak Finish
(£85.64 per litre)
Laphroaig Four Oak
(£97.07 per litre)
Laphroaig 10 Year OldCask Strength Batch 013 Bot.2021
(£105.64 per litre)
For just over £20 this is really good value.It is not as bad as the snobs would have you believe.Have had a few bottles and it takes the pressure off my peerless 10yo bottle!
I generally love Laphroaig, especially Triple Wood, and Quarter Cask…they are amongst the best whiskies in my opinion. Select, to me, tastes harsh, and smells like chalk dipped in alcohol.
I’ve read quite a few scathing reviews of this. It’s perfectly fine. If you like Laphroaig 10 and Quarter cask, stick to those. This offers nothing new. And if you do try it, don’t compare - it won’t go well. It’s a decent peated scotch and 100% the best way to introduce someone (who isn’t heavily into peated whiskey) to Laphroaig.
Having tried both the 10 , many times, and the select back to back I have to say I prefer the select. That said the 10 is very very good it's the finish on the select I like. The finish on the select is like a lovely pipe tobacco were as the 10 is more like fire ash not that that is a bad thing. I'll buy both and enjoy both.
Certainly laphroaig light but since I expect this is what it is supposed to be I dont think that is an issue, nor do I see it necessary to score it against a laphroaig 10 year old which it is not. Peat smoke, TCP, lemons, oak and apples all wrapped up in a smooth slighty sweet dram. Picked up out of curiosity (and cheap price tag) and honestly no regrets. To the people moaning about the taste, put the glass down you might hurt yourself, this is Islay whisky and it's clearly to good for you to appreciate.
While we endeavour to provide full and accurate information on our website, there may be occasions where producers have updated their recipe or failed to provide full details of their ingredients and processes. This may affect factors including the product style and allergen information, and we would advise that you always check the label and not solely rely on the information presented here. If you are at all uncertain about a product then please contact our customer service team before purchase.
You May Also Like
(£34.21 per litre)
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
(£31.36 per litre)
Classic Malts Coastal Collection3x20cl
(£78.25 per litre)
Four Roses Original (Yellow Label) Bourbon
(£34.21 per litre)
Rittenhouse Bottled In Bond Straight Rye100 Proof
(£62.07 per litre)
Caol Ila 12 Year Old
(£64.21 per litre)
Good To Know
How we pack
Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.
Flexible Delivery Options
We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.
Packed With Care
Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.
14-Day returns policy
We want you to be 100% happy with your order and it is our aim to ensure that all products supplied to all customers arrive in perfect condition. You have the right to cancel your order at any time without being charged for the goods ordered within 14 days of purchasing (other than for perishable or personalised products or those products that have been specified as non-returnable).