Laphroaig 18 Year Old

70cl / 48%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Laphroaig 18 Year Old
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Laphroaig 18yo was introduced in 2009 as a replacement for the old 15 Year Old (Prince Charles' sorely missed favourite whisky, lest we forget). This is a stronger, altogether gutsier affair at 48%.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
18 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Chill Filtered
No
Colouring
Yes

Laphroaig 18 Year Old Reviews

26 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    31 October

    Unbelievable. The best whisky I've ever drunk. Every mouthful is exquisite.

  • 5
    29 October

    When it was available I heard how good it was. I’ve had other peaty ones and enjoyed them all. But when I had this one, it over whelm me with smoothness I haven’t had in others. It left me with a very pleasant after taste that was very satisfying. I then heard rumors of it was going to be no longer made. So I went out and did something I normally don’t do, but I went out and bought two more bottles of it. As I was enjoying what I had left of the bottle I had opened with a friend, he mentioned to me that their were no longer going to make it. That made me go out and buy another three bottles of it. Seeing the price of it was going up in price I am glad I did. It became time for me to buy my favorite single malt scotch, I noticed they had but two bottles left of 18 Laphroiag. I bought them along with my other scotch. I am now well stocked with it and I am glad I am. I no longer see it on any shelves of any stores. No I have to ration myself on when I open what I have of it.

  • 5
    24 October

    I was not been much of a peat lover but Laphroaig 18 changed my mind. The peat and smoke is so well balanced with the sweetness. Smooth and elegant. Amazing drink. It's discontinued and very hard to find. Buy it when you get a chance, everyone I know is collecting this !

  • 5
    3 August

    Incredible Incredible Incredible, I need to find more. Wow. A must in any Cabinet.

  • 5
    22 December 2016

    The God Lives in THIS Bottle.. The melody comes from Sir Nicolas Cave, appearing on his early record as "moon is in the gutter". Just as good as a genuine whisky can be on a long winter night. Sad to know she's gone

  • 5
    29 September 2016

    A superb Scotch--beyond description, in fact. This Highlander has been half in love with this peaty, comfortable, warm and wonderful drink for forty years.

  • 5
    12 August 2016

    I bought a case of this fine drop a while ago without knowing they'd be discontinued by the end of 2016!

  • 5
    13 April 2016

    According to Wikipedia, the Laphroaig 18 Year Old was discontinued in late 2015.. I love the 18 so I purchased 4 bottles.

  • 4
    28 February 2015

    This is my first time trying an Islay... and I''m a fairly new Scotch drinker . Though I''ve been drinking whiskey most of my 54 years. WOW! Peaty...and very smokey. I don''t mean that in a bad way..but am I the only one getting good, smoked sardines? And I love sardines but the smoke and peat just bring that to mind. With a wonderful intense toffee sweetness that follows across the tongue and a very smooth finish. This is drinking it neat. I intend to make my second tasting over a little ice to see how it opens. Overall I am very happy with it and enjoying the complexity.

  • 5
    11 February 2015

    Great Peat Smell, subtle smoke, wonderful maritime salinity provided by liquorice, oak chips. Seaweed and sesame followed by sweet mint. I simply adore this dram from Islay and became a staple bottle on my shelf. Passes with flying colors. Add water and taste how sweet it is. Then add an ice cube and taste how sweeter it gets. Simply Wonderful.

  • 5
    15 August 2014

    I have been enjoying my single malt scotch for some time now. It became time to restock my scotch and where I buy it were giving free samples of 18 yr. Wow it hit my taste buds like a long lost friend. The taste of hot tar, with licorice with a slight taste of smoke. I stood there not knowing what to say, but I added it to my other scotches I was buying. I now have a dram of it now and then to give me a fine break from my other scotch I enjoy. Yet I see it goes a little faster than I want. So that means I have to go out and buy some more. But this time I am buying more than one bottle of it. Cheers everyone

  • Toronto Tim (Canada) 11 March 2014

    Save the 18 for relatively special occasions, affordable daily dram should be - by default - Laphroaig-QC (Quarter Cask) for its "kick" ... Cheers !

  • Scotch Fan 11 December 2013

    Nose: Sweet BBQ, toffee, fresh moss, liquorice, absinthe, fennel, coal tar and some TCP. Palate: Big, powerful, needs some water to open up. Sugar notes, peppermint and savory malt flavors that mimic salty bacon start to develop with water. Relatively fresh peat smoke. Sherry-sweet influenced. This dram is still young and the balance is not great. Far from perfection and needs a couple more years to develop.

  • Anonymous 28 December 2012

    Wow. This is beautiful.

  • Anonymous 5 March 2012

    It's just beautiful. The best Laphroaig!

  • Kevin H 19 January 2012

    I have been drinking this bottle since Christmas and it is a good one. Typical Laphroaig tarry rope and pungent smoke, some days there is a bit of smoked fish too but not always. Rich and complex flavour with a rounded, malty sophistcation that comes with age. Powerful but mellow finish with lingering pepper. Dry and a bit more oak compared to younger expressions.

  • Anonymous 17 October 2011

    its heavenly nothing more i would say.....uuummmmmmaaahhhhhh

  • yoav 13 February 2011

    Just finished half a bottle with my friends last night. Smokey and smooth, always leaving a need for 1 more round. Outstanding whisky. What a desert!

  • Anonymous 6 January 2011

    It's awesome when you can get an 18 Year for the 15 Year price : ) This stuff is basically a more powerful version of the 15 Year. Complex and masterful.

  • Mikko 11 December 2010

    Considerably sweeter than any Ardbeg or any Islay malt. I have never liked Laphroaig because of that sweet tar, but this is decent.

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