Laphroaig 10 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig 10 Year Old
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Customer Rating
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

193 Customer Reviews

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  • 5

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

  • 4

    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
    2 days ago

    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
    4 days ago

    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
    8 days ago

    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

    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

    Too smokey for me , I much prefer Macallan

  • 5
    22 October

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

  • 4
    18 October

    Wonderful stuff. Under the big peat, brine and smoke, there's vanilla and pear. There's also some nice mineral notes in here. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    14 October

    GREAT whiskey. i love the smoky taste

  • 5
    6 October

    lovely stuff, Not my words Michael, the words of Shakin' Stevens!

  • 4
    17 September

    Nice smokey whiskey! Surprisingly I didnt find it very intense as read in the reviews.

  • 4
    10 September

    Massive smoke. This is like drinking a fruity campfire. It's a very good dram, but for my money, I rate it below a good Talisker 10 or Storm, or a Lagavulin. That said, I like to drink this on a cold night in northern Michigan. It's good stuff at a nice price. Bottled at 43% in the states.

  • 5
    18 August

    I'm a huge fan of the Islay peated whisky's and this one in particular is fantastic. The nose is impressive on it, peat, wood, and a little hint of sea salt too it. It's an extremely smooth drink, doesn't have the boozy-bitter taste that alot of younger whisky's have. For the price its a must try, very similar in character to the Laphroaig Triple Wood.

  • 5
    14 August

    I fall in love with this one at the first drop. It reminds me of the burnt soybean soup I've tasted in eastern China and it has an super attractive smell, which very close to the smell of motorcycle's machine oil. Very sweet, almost a simple syrup texture. Since this dram has such an outstanding taste, so it doesn't go well with soda or ice, but pretty good with tap water. This is what I would miss if I drink too many glasses of blended or Speyside malt whisky, a tough guy's drink.

  • 5
    9 July

    Was introduced to Laphroaig 10 by a friend at a party. It was love at first sip. A big peaty kick in the backside followed by amazing complexity. Try a dram for starters as this is not for everyone; even the nose might scare some away. On this note is is not a dram for the clandestine drinker as when it is poured everyone in the room will know you have. Once the Laphroaigh bites you ,your hooked for life.

  • 5
    2 July

    My favourite ... Started drinking this on a suggestion and now can't do without it

  • 5
    30 June

    I drink it on the rocks and enjoy it's smooth full rich and smoky taste. My favorite scotch.

  • 5
    23 June

    My favourite whisky. Peaty, smokey, and such a treat. To people saying it's like firewater you need to mix it with room temperature tap water to upwb up the phenolic flavours and subtle tastes within it. Don't drink it neat and don't put ice in. Don't put ice in any single malt. Finally if you mix this with Coke I will hunt you down. Enjoy.

  • 5
    2 June

    As a first time islay drinker it was a revelation. The iodine smell trully makes a mark. An interesting dram for the adventourous ones.

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