Laphroaig Select

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%

3.5 (100 Reviews)

Laphroaig Select

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(£45.64 per litre)

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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.

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Customer Reviews

Reviews (100)


  • 3


    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.

  • 4

    Big D,

    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.

  • 4


    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.

  • 4


    Honestly this is a really nice laphroaig. Not as sharp as the 10 but there are some interesting flavours going on. Just reading some of the comments here and laughing. Please if you dont understand Islay whisky do some research.

  • 5


    I've enjoyed the Laphroaig 10 before and enjoyed this after receiving a bottle for Christmas. I've just done a direct comparison with the 10 and I can safely say I prefer the Select. There may be huge variation in batches of this, or some people are just really hateful of anything that isn't what they're used to. It has a bit less bite than the 10, but not that much less. However, the Select has more complexity and subtlety with a gorgeous floral and peach-esque sweetness underlying the campfire smoke, brine, seaweed and baking spices. I find the Select has more balance and subtlety.



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