Laphroaig PX Cask

100cl / 48%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig PX Cask / Litre
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Originally released for the travel retail market, Laphroaig PX cask is aged initially in American oak and then in quarter casks before a final finishing period in ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. A rich, sweeter and full-bodied expression of this Islay favourite.

Distillery Bottling
Cask Type
Sherry Finish


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Raisins Raisins
  • Iodine (tcp) Iodine (tcp)
  • Sherry Sherry
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Oak Oak

Laphroaig PX Cask Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Note

    Colour: Antique Gold.

    Nose: From the bottle there is a nice sherry aroma of sweet sultanas and raisins with a hint of sweet liquorice and only the slightest tang of peat. Adding a little water brings out the marzipan and almond aroma with a counterpoint of creamy nuts and lots of ripe fruits but again there’s only the slightest tang of peat smoke.

    Body: An intense and profound deepness.

    Palate: Without water a massive explosion of peat fills the mouth with huge amounts of oakiness only just moderated by the sweeter heavy sherry flavour. Adding a touch of water only slightly moderates the massive peat reek which very slowly fades and just allows a little of the sweeter sherried flavours to come through although there is always that burst of peat smoke that dries the mouth.

    Finish: Concentrated peat and thick sherried oak with a deep dryness.

18 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 days ago

    Essential to any lover of Islay Whisky. Best with a little water to bring out the full flavour.

  • 4
    23 May

    Benefits from a few drops of water to and a little time in the glass to let peat settle and dampen the iodine. . A bottle for any Laphroaig lovers collection. A little different than most their offerings.

  • 5
    10 February

    A must have product from Laphroiag.

  • 4
    19 December 2018

    The only whiskey that I enjoy. You cannot compare it.

  • 5
    18 December 2018

    For me it's the best Laphroaig. Love the finish. Only usually get at the duty-free, too expensive otherwise, but keep an eye out for offers at TWE.

  • 5
    14 December 2018

    One of the most satisfying we have ever had

  • 1
    29 November 2018

    This is one of the worst whiskies I have ever had. The sherry clashes heavily with the peatiness of the scotch. Unlike Bruichladdich's Port Charlotte, where the sherry and peatiness compliment each other, this whisky doesn't have good balance and feels all over the place. Of course, just my two cents. Best thing is to try before you buy.

  • 5
    23 October 2018

    Slightly smoky with a taste of iodine.

  • 3
    15 September 2018

    Not my favourite Laphroaig tbh. Have given the spirit plenty of time to air in the bottle now half full and in the glass for a couple of hours. I wonder if the sherry cask is simply seasoned as the PX is not as strong and powerful in terms of fruitcake and Xmas cake as other expressions matured in pure Sherry butts. Iodine is strong and overpowers the cask surprisingly, also the smoke is not strong, actually disappointingly weak compared to other expressions from this distillery. The Ortho and Meta Cresols are strong, which is characteristic of Laphroaig due to the low kiln temperature in the initial smoking period, but IMO the smokiness has been sacrificed in this expression. Not my favourite Laphroaig and not a patch IMO on the cheaper by far superior NAS Quarter Cask. Again I would ask, is this a sherry butt with insufficient maturation time allocation or simply a seasoned cask?

  • 5
    26 February 2018

    We bought this scotch in St. Thomas initially and loved it so much we wanted more. The bottle came in a timely manner just in time for us to celebrate our friends 50th Birthday. We love the smokiness of this scotch and I'm sure we will be purchasing more. Thanks!!

  • 5
    16 October 2017

    Fantastic. Classic Laphroaig smokiness and peatiness, with a lovely sweetness imparted by the PX - but not an overbearing sweetness. I wonderful balance between sweet and smokey.

  • 4
    13 October 2017


  • 5
    27 June 2017

    this is a top class laphroaig! tried this in an airport once and thoroughly enjoyed it! you get the typical smoky.. phenols and tcp that we all know and love about laphroaig..that punch in the mouth sort of feeling..but then a lovely sherried sweetness comeing through at the end.. if you love smoky islay whisky's this one is for you.. if you like your peated whskys a little more sweet then this one is for you too! get a bottle and drink! Salute!

  • 5
    24 December 2016

    excellent & Magnifique

  • 5
    12 October 2016

    Don't be too bothered by laphraoig purists. This is fantastic

  • 5
    28 July 2016

    Forget what the whiskey snobs say. Hi-ball glass, ice, and top with Coke. EXCELLENT!!

  • 4
    8 November 2015

    Nose is a bit mute at first but opens out beautifully after it has been opened a week or two. Lovely mix of sherry, smoke and peat. They combine well here. Needs time to open.

  • 2
    22 October 2015

    Finishes and Laphroaig - a tragedy in two acts. It''s hard to shake the ''glued on'' impression of the PX and I can''t help but think that way more time would have been required to marry the bold Laphro spirit properly with the finish.