Laphroaig 10 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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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

222 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    3 October

    TCP taste, but classy TCP!

  • 5
    18 September

    I get the medicine scent, but no campfire for me. Instead I get soot, lots of soot, like I've had my head stuck up a chimney that's never been swept. Then there's peat, a whole peat-bog's worth. And a hint of salt and seaweed. My palate isn't refined enough to detect any sweetness but after a couple of sips the iodine that hits you on first sip recedes and the sooty aroma mellows to a gentle peaty smokiness. I close my eyes and can imagine I'm sitting in a wee croft in the middle of nowhere sitting by a cosy fire. I wasn't expecting to like Laphroaig but I do, and very much so. There wasn't any burn on the swallow, though I got a lovely alcohol kick that almost made me choke when I took too deep a breath after my first sip. After that I made a point of breathing a bit more gently and it rounded things off and made everything more enjoyable. Long after the last drop went down I could still taste a faint smokiness on my tongue. A gorgeous drink, and one I'm going to take the time to get to know better.

  • 5
    12 September

    Intense smoke, peat, earth, root beer, angle grinder blades, salt, fruit – whisky deserving of respect. Love it or hate it, if there's one thing you have to do before you die, don't sky dive, don't cage dive with sharks, try this scotch!!! Whoever your maker is, I think he may wear a kilt.

  • 4
    29 August

    This one opens with big, bold, ashy smoke riding on the shoulders of iodine. As it sits and oxidizes, the sweetness arrives to the the party bringing citrus and honey. No water added. This one is a pleasure.

  • 5
    2 August

    Laphroaig 10 yr is the standard by which I judge all other whiskies. Intense smoke flavour that doesn't overwhelm your palate but instead creates a base on which all the fruit, brine, and honey flavours stand out all the more. This is not a harsh or heavy whisky, despite all the intense flavours it remains friendly and approachable. There is a reason so many people love this whisky, it's just that good, and at the price point it cannot be beaten.

  • 5
    29 July

    I was shocked by this whisky, I was expecting this one to be challenging, perhaps even a bit tough to drink. Instead it was simply love at first sip, the flavor simply meshed with my palate easily, was surprised by how smooth the body was. There wasn’t a single thing offensive about the smoke and brine, instead it sort of blended with the malt sweetness to create a salted caramel like flavor with hints of fruit.

  • 5
    26 July

    The layers are just mesmerizing. I could spend hours just smelling it. Its love at first sip.

  • 5
    2 July

    After a trip to Scotland I fell in love with bold, peaty whiskeys and this is my favorite so far stateside. The nose is by far heavy medicinal, which I love, and the smoky peat. My palette isn’t developed enough to pick up the sweetness, but I am sold on the smoky, medicinal nose and the beautiful warm, lingering burn

  • 5
    30 June

    Wow, started with green spot, moved on to Glenfiddich and then Bowmore. This certainly lives up to the hype, great lingering sweetness after the initial smoke and peat and leaves you wanting more and more.

  • 5
    14 June

    The best Breakfast Scotch on planet Earth, and reasonably affordable ;)

  • 5
    1 June

    My first was the 18yr and it was the dram that made me a whisky drinker. The first time I actually liked the stuff. Came to this one after the 18yr was no longer available. I taste the peat and idione the most. Overall bold and smooth... and my favorite.

  • 5
    28 May

    My first experience with Islay and boy what an experience it was. The nose opens with big smoke, immediately recognizeable to me as the scent of a classic BBQ, underneath you can find layers of salty seabreeze (VERY salty), iodine, a first aid box, and a slight hint of rubber. The palate also starts off with the smoke, though not nearly as huge as the nose, the medicinal notes really take hold afyer that, with seaweed dancing to the current of scotch rolling across your tongue, what is most surprising however is the bit of underlying sweetness, a light vanilla characteristic that serves as the only solice from a whisky that does NOT want to be your friend. The finish is long and warming, with a slight peppery bitterness. I'd also like to add that despite its strong flavor profile this dram is actually quite smooth as to it's mouthfeel and is by no means an unpleasant experience. Certainly not for everyone, but if you're in the mood for a more savory flavor profile as opposed the common sweetness that's found in most popular whiskys, this may just be dor you.

  • 5
    2 May

    One of the best drams out there and for the price, it should be in everyone's liquor cabinet. The perfect mix of peat, smoke, a hint of salt & iodine all balanced to give you a beautiful sip at a very reasonable cost.

  • 5
    2 April

    Like others, the smoke doesn't hit me as hard as some reviews describe. What I get is a briny sweetness. Peat, yes, but I just don't taste the campfire references. Perhaps it's because I drink this and other Islay scotch a lot. I've focused on some other Islays lately, Bowmore, Ardbeg, and Finlaggen (don't judge), Laphroiag is really a nicely balanced whisky. Don't let the "smoke" get in the way.

  • 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
    12 March

    Definitely polarizing but if you’re one of God’s chosen that enjoys it, it’s the best thing you could ever hope to touch your tongue.

  • 1
    12 March

    Rubbish. Promises so much on the nose and delivers nothing. Very disappointing. I'll stick with the Talisker

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