Laphroaig Lore

70cl / 48%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig Lore
Web Exclusive Price £78.55 £65.46 ex VAT (£112.21 per litre)
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Laphroaig Lore is a 2016 addition to the distillery's range. Made up of whiskies aged in a combination of quarter casks, sherry casks and reused peated casks. This is rich and classically peaty with a spicy chili bite and a long, sweet aftertaste.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Chill Filtered
No
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Chestnut Chestnut
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Cream Cream
  • Toffee Toffee

Laphroaig Lore Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Oily and sweet – soft olive oil, baked apples and touches of sweet sultana. Warm leather and coal smoke sit behind, with carbolic soap, TCP, freshly laid tarmac and dry ash. Between those two extremes is a rich grassy note, a combination of chlorophyll bitterness, sweet green grass and peppery olive oil. Candied sweetness as it sits in the glass – banana chips and dried tropical fruit.

    Palate: Richly textured and, again, oily on the palate. It starts gently, with some soft spice, honeysuckle and lightly sweetened lemonade, before the richness rolls in: charcoal, ash, tar, sweet-smelling leather, pungent pipe tobacco, raisins, stewed plums, toasted marshmallows, and sharp apples and their skins. After the initial burst of flavour, things settle down and reveal a dry and ashy core with a mineral, coastal and medicinal character – classic Laphroaig.

    Finish: A burst of sweet apple is joined by ash and forest puddles. The darker flavours fade, leaving anise, apple, green grass and a hint of riverbank earth.

    Comment: A Laphroaig that definitely fulfils the brief – it's rich. Not rich with sherry fruit, but rich in intensity and range of flavour, combining the key Laphroaig characteristics: medicinal peat, fruit, floral notes and a dryness.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Deep mahogany.

    Nose: Rich and smoky with seaside minerals with a hint of ash and bitter chocolate drops. Vanilla follows with oily unroasted chestnuts and a hint of fudge with a malty sweetness. A drop of water adds a creamy clotted cream note with fruit appearing in the form of unripe citrus in a flan glaze.

    Palate: Richly peaty with a spicy chilli bite.

    Finish: Short dry finish and a long sweet aftertaste.

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    25 June

    Superb addition to the collection

  • 3
    3 May

    Vanilla flavored dense smoke (i love smoke but its too woody...)

  • 4
    3 April

    Not quite Cardeas but close. A bit harsher with more salt and less heat

  • 5
    17 December 2016

    The best I've ever had in this price range!

  • 5
    5 December 2016

    A great NAS from Laphroaig. Great balance between smoke and fruitiness. One of my favorites!

  • 4
    29 September 2016

    A step above a typical laphroaig. Very rich and intense.