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(£47.79 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.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.
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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!
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.
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