Laphroaig 10 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
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Laphroaig 10yo is a full-bodied, smoky gem, with a residual sweetness and a hint of salt amid the seaweedy, peaty characters before a long warming finish. A classic dram.
Distillery Bottling
10 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Lemon Lemon
  • Pear Pear
  • Mango Mango
  • Salt (powder) Salt (powder)
  • Iodine (tcp) Iodine (tcp)
  • Seaweed Seaweed

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Full sparkling gold

    Nose: Huge smoke, seaweedy, "medicinal", with a hint of sweetness

    Body: Full bodied

    Palate: Suprising sweetness with hints of salt and layers of peatiness

    Finish: Lingering

205 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    28 March

    I disagree with people saying its not a beginners whisky: This is the whisky that got me into whisky! The distinct taste of peat, the note of seaweed and salt, the lingering taste of bonfire... It's all perfect! The taste of smoke brings back memories of sitting around the campfire during my childhood and makes me strangely nostalgic. Truly, a whisky everyone should try! I don't give five stars lightly, but considering both the taste and the price this is one that's definitely worth it!

  • 5
    27 March

    My mouth is watering just thinking about this badboy. The most delicious whiskey I have ever tasted in my life.

  • 4
    26 March

    If you're like me and you enjoy seeing phrases like "not for beginners," this scotch is perfect for you! Laphroiag is famously as bombastic in flavor and nose as they come, and your mind will be boggled at the extent of different flavors and smells you'll find. Obvious first of all is the wonderful campfire smell mixed with the briney seaside. On first sip, you'll be hit with brine and smoke, and even some medicinal, iodine-like flavor that is likely schocking to some. However, like any good scotch, the layers of flavor are peeled away as you get through the dram, and the smoke and salty waves give way to fruity sweetness by the end. It was a really fun experience to try Laphroiag for the first time. Give this excellent, challenging whisky a shot!

  • 5
    16 March

    I just tried this at Whisky lounge fest in Newcastle and i was blown away by how nice it was...Nowhere near as smokey or briney as i'd been told. I love this whisky,and i think i could be on my way to buying one

  • 5
    28 February

    This taste like a campfire. Love it or hate it

  • 5
    18 February

    This whisky is much more than just smoke. For some reason many reviewers keep emphasizing its smokiness when just about every flavour comes through. It is smoky, fruity and also maritime. You need to let it breathe for a while, add a tiny drop of water and enjoy. The aftertaste is beautiful. Enjoy.

  • 5
    3 February

    Dense, smoky and mildly sweet with a very distinct aroma. A full bodied dram with character and personality you either love of hate it; personally, I can't get enough. Triple Wood is king, though.

  • 4
    28 January

    It is fairly well balanced but I get much more iodine flavor than the others. Not a relaxing whiskey but good at times.

  • 4
    18 January

    Yes, Smokey!! I’m still tasting the smoke now!

  • 1
    15 January

    I’ve been given this bottle for Christmas and I’m no conosuere in any shape or form but all I could taste was Jayes fluid so I’ve poured it down the sink . My conclusion is I’m either very common or there’s actually something wrong with that particular bottle or my relatives hate me . Has anybody got the answer to what seems like desifectant to me ??

  • 5
    7 January

    Christ there is south smoke. After a few few sips I can taste the seaweed and salt. Slightly sweet with a lingering finish. Probably not a beginner whisky because of the smoke, but a great whisky to drink after finding you do like smoke.

  • 5
    18 December 2017

    I don't ever drink alcohol - but after sampling some Laphroaig (neat) the other day, I am going to order a shot from now on when I need to drink socially. I love smoke, and this drink is ALL smoke! - Hits smooth. - Smoke ramps up to a ridiculous level as it disperses on your palette and hits the back of your throat, tapers off smoothly into aftertaste over ~6 seconds. - Flavors as described in other reviews... definitely taste seaweed / iodine. - Minimal ethanol flavor, no aromatic ethanol burn. - All flavors blend smoothly throughout. No acidity, no nasal burn, no pucker. - Did I mention the smoke?

  • 5
    13 December 2017

    My go to. I always have it in my liquor cabinet

  • 4
    13 December 2017

    Ordered this at a local bar. Thought to myself, I like a bit of peat and smoke. It was served to me and the nose was complex and rich. Smoky, yes, but promising. And then I took my sip. I hated it. Many people associate with medicine, and I could see that. The smoke was overpowering and downright cruel. After a few minutes I took a sip. A few minutes later I took another. As I got used to the whisky, the whisky got used to me. My lesson would be, you can't just jump on this whisky. You have to let it creep up on you. treat it with respect, give it time to open up, don't expect it to be anything it's not. I kept coming back to it over and over, and by the time I was done it was like an old friend. I could taste it walking down the road home 20 minutes later. Even the finish seems to change, becoming richer, that lingering smoke almost chewy. This is a fantastic whisky for it's price. It should be tried by everyone, loved by few, hated by some, but never leaving anyone undecided. Just give it a second, third and fourth chance and, who knows, it may change your mind. A poor man's Lagavulin 16, this makes a fine addition to any collection. You may find yourself coming back to it, even when you're not sure why.

  • 5
    12 December 2017

    Bought this yesterday after falling in love with Ardbeg 10 on the first dram a few days ago. This is even more intense than the Ardbeg with massive Smoke, peat and a strong medicinal flavour. I only discovered Islay Whisky very recently and can't believe it's taken me this long to try it. Laphroaig 10 is absolutely not for the faint hearted or newcomers to single malt whisky but it's an absolutely wonderful dram.

  • 1
    10 December 2017

    Bought this scotch before reading tasting notes so my own fault, it is so heavily smoked as to be unpleasant. If you do not like smokey scotch buy something else.

  • 5
    6 December 2017

    Absolutely amazing. One of the best. I get toffee apples on the nose with iodine and pear. The taste is absolutely dreamy, like you're exhaling the seaside breeze beside a damp beach bonfire. I can't believe I left this whisky so late. I will buy this again and again.

  • 5
    17 November 2017

    Wow just wow. The flavours are unbelievable Jeff. The peat plus sweetness. Glad I gave it a go. Looking forward to lighting the fire this winter and enjoying a dram or three.

  • 3
    11 November 2017

    Too smokey for me , I much prefer Macallan

  • 5
    22 October 2017

    Great stuff; the smell of medicine and smoke can remain in the empty glass for days.

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