Laphroaig Quarter Cask

70cl / 48%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Web Exclusive Price £41.75 £34.79 ex VAT (£59.64 per litre)
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A vibrant young Laphroaig whose maturation has been accelerated by ageing in quarter casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. A terrific whisky and great value.


  • Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Runner-up Best No Age Statement Single Malt Scotch of the Year.
Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Malt Malt
  • Tobacco Tobacco
  • Toffee Toffee

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Dr. Whisky

    • Seductive smells. Ripe, new-make barley sweetness. A barbecue. A flower. A sooty chimney. A horse. A can of condensed milk. A slice of apple and a piece of Gouda. An amazingly tactile nose, if that makes sense; the aromas seem to make physical contact, they touch me.

      Oak. Fruit. Grandparents' musty apartments. Soft impact that is very sensual and easy at the higher-than-normal abv%. Toffee and stubbed cigarettes. Nutty cheesiness. Slow arrival of a huge peaty impact and a cloud of smoke. Smoky finish with biscuity chewiness hanging around.

      SUMMARY: An absolute treat to drink. Full-on and not for every mood, but hearty as a good stew. A sweeter, softer, friendlier Laphroaig that still manages to fill every corner of the house of your senses with the medicinal peatiness in ways that only Laphroaig can. And should. And does.

  • Tasting Notes by TF

    • Nose:

      Powerful smoke, sweet malt, wet turf, coal. Develops chocolate & cinnamon.

    • Palate:

      Full-bodied, rich and mouth-coating. Delicious sweet gristy malt and rich peat, woodsmoke. The coal appears mid-palate.

    • Finish:

      Very long, sweet and smoky, with the coal lingering longest.

    • Comment:

      A belter. Denser and deeper than the 10 yr-old. Very more-ish.

114 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    25 April

    Unbelievable whisky for the price. Incredible smoke and rich character, the finish is very rewarding as well, which is great. Almost feels like you can chew it. A must-have in the collection.

  • 5
    22 February

    Best scotch that I can rely on time after time for it’s reasonable price and great taste!

  • 5
    11 January

    One of my favorites, probably the best in it's price range.

  • 5
    30 December 2018

    Partner's favourite whisky. Says nothing can beat the flavour or aroma.

  • 1
    2 December 2018

    This is vile stuff. Just awful. Total waste of money. Tell the truth, guys!

  • 5
    28 November 2018

    Stirs up memories of industrial museums I was taken to when I was younger by my grandparents. Smoke and coal with hints of sweet caramel, toffee, and rich chocolate. My absolute favourite, a clear winner over the 10yo.

  • 4
    12 November 2018

    Nice one, this... not too peaty but smooth and nice, sweet flavours. Never tried Laphroaig before, I recommend this one to everyone!

  • 2
    29 October 2018

    Disappointing. This used to be my favourite drop a few years ago - OK, I wasn't a sophisticated malt drinker, but it had a lovely balance of peaty smoke and rounded sweetness. But I just bought a bottle after maybe 3 years gap and it's brash, thin and lacking in balance. I'd think it was a duff one but I got my brother-in-law a bottle and he was disappointed too. Stick to the 10 year old.

  • 5
    7 October 2018

    Fantastic whiskey, big, bold, smoky and sweet. Non-chill filtered and 48%; my favourite whiskey.

  • 5
    3 October 2018

    I just recently tried this for the first time. I’ll admit I’m a Laphroaig fanboy. But damn this is great stuff. The 10 year old is my go to whisky. But the quarter cask is a whole other amazing journey. It’s perfect. Much less brine and more peat. Almost candy sweet on the follow through. Well worth the extra few dollars or pounds, depending on where you are.

  • 5
    20 September 2018

    Like a smoky punch in the face.... love it.

  • 5
    15 September 2018

    Excellent, fantastic and amazing single malt Whiskey.

  • 5
    10 September 2018

    The 10yr old is unleashed purgatory, this is awesome mellower heaven. I can't make my mind up, it's just sheer bliss.

  • 5
    13 August 2018

    This is a great whisky if you like the 10 year old; additionally with the quarter cask and higher ABV you get additional bang for your buck. Powerful, sweet, smoky and complex without compromising the ageing process.

  • 5
    2 July 2018

    An acquired taste...I've acquired it!

  • 4
    20 June 2018

    Good whisky especially for the price. Would definitely buy again.

  • 5
    11 June 2018

    One great whisky which challenges you from the word go, well crafted in short span using Quarter cask and still carrying full bodied impacts. a Delight.

  • 5
    26 March 2018

    For a young whisky this Laphraoig has all of the elements of the Ten Year Old with a higher ABV and a velvet smokey balance of peat and fresh fruit. Sure it is a NAS offering but maintains the quality and pinache of much older spirits. Well done Laphraoig!!

  • 5
    26 March 2018

    The best single malt I have tried so far. Powerful, smooth, peaty...It takes you to enjoyable adventure. Splendid!

  • 5
    14 February 2018

    Laphroiag Quarter Cask is like putting a bong up your nose and pushing smoking peat through it. Powerful taste yet gently smooth on your throat. Over proof @ 48%. Not the most complex whisky due to the shortened aging, but the tastes present are all in full bloom. Pungent, island specific. Great, long kick. Unique finish that lingers until the next day unless you sneeze or brush your teeth. Like chewing on oak bark rolled in moss, you won’t forget this one. Recommended for: Those who love bright, lingering oak and peat.

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