Laphroaig 20 Year Old
Sherry Cask Director's Special

70cl / 53.8%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Elixir Distillers
Laphroaig 20 Year Old / Sherry Cask / Director's Special
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Part of an exclusive series from The Single Malts of Scotland range, this delicious Laphroaig 20 Year Old has been bottled from a single sherry cask. Notes of red fruit, iodine and seaweed accompany finely structured smoke.
Elixir Distillers
20 Year Old
No of Bottles


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Mango Mango
  • Dates Dates
  • Tar Tar
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

Laphroaig 20 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)

    Nose: Thick layers of juicy dark fruit: singed raisins, juicy dates, plums and prunes, and damson jam. A savoury note of ashy peat rises through the centre, dragging sweet liquorice and tart black currants behind. Softer fruity notes poke out around the sides: apples, pears and hint of ripe mango.

    Palate: The peat leads, rich smoke and dry ash. As that fades the fruit emerges, thick and rich with balanced sweet and savoury character. Spice builds, with cinnamon heat, cloves, Sichuan pepper and pine needles creating a gentle tingle in the cheeks. Rich tar, liquorice and raisin jam hove into view.

    Finish: Tarry bung cloth and barrel char begin, with hints of candied lemon building. Dark chocolate starts on the lips and moves to the palate, lingering with sticky raisins.

    Comment: Dark, rich and smoky, just as you'd expect. But there's much more going on here, with flashes of tropical fruit bursting through and layers of complex flavour from an excellent sherry cask.

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