Laphroaig 10 Years

This famous Malt has an extremely smoky flavor with a hint of seaweed and other marine flavours. It is one of the most intense Islay malts. You hate it or you love it.

This famous Malt has an extremely smoky flavor with a hint of seaweed and other marine flavours. It is one of the most intense Islay malts. You hate it or you love it.

Details about this bottle Edit
110
Laphroaig
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
10 Years
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Medicinal Smoke:
Sweet:
Seaweed:
Iodine:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Spices:
Malt:
Oak:
Zitrus:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Apple:
Honey:
Nuts:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Lemon:
Sherry:
Herbs:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Ginger:
Grape:
Leather:
Oil:
Almonds:
Anise:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Pear:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Nuts:
Oil:
Iodine:
Malt:
Oak:
Bonfire Smoke:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Fruit:
Ham:
Herb:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Heather:
Alcohol:
Orange:
Chocolate:
Leather:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Lemon:
Tobacco:
Honey:
Pear:
Sherry:
Almonds:
Anise:
Apple:
Banana:
Barley:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Grass:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Sweet:
Medicinal Smoke:
Spices:
Salt:
Malt:
Seaweed:
Nuts:
Oil:
Iodine:
Oak:
Bonfire Smoke:
Fruit:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Ham:
Leather:
Orange:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Almonds:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Anise:
Banana:
Barley:
Cinnamon:
Nutmeg:
Pear:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Wheat:

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Tasting Notes 43

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08. Jul 2015
Nosing:
Peat smoke, medicinal, seaweed, salt, rotten tang
Taste:
Sweet, medicinal note, salt
Finish:
Medium

Nosing:
Huge smoke, seaweedy, medicinal, with a hint of sweetness
Taste:
Suprising sweetness with hints of salt and layers of peatiness
Finish:
Smoke and sea
Comment:
20. Sep 2017
Nosing:

Taste: Oil Iodine Salt Seaweed Medicinal Smoke Peat Smoke Alcohol Tobacco

Finish:

Comment: BIG SMOKE this is the one you give people you hate, they will not drink your scotch after this lol
09. Dec 2017
10. Oct 2016
A revelation to some but simply disgusting to others, Laphroaig 10 is probably the most intense of all Single Malts. Your taste buds are confronted with the shock of the unfamiliar, dominated by peatiness. The nose reminds of an old steam engine, road tar and burned rubber. Rotting seaweed, iodine and mineral notes combine with chimney smoke, TCP and a cold ashtray. Flavorwise, an overwhelming phenolic blast subdues the underlying sweetness. Crisp oak and salty dryness characterize the peaty finish. Whether you love it or hate it, you certainly won't forget it!
RATING: 3.4/5.0 ≙ 85 pts
24. May 2015
Nosing: Medicinal Smoke Iodine TCP

Taste: Medicinal Smoke Salt Peat Smoke Pepper Spices

Finish: Peat Smoke Salt Oil Spices

Comment:
Medicinal Smoke
05. Jun 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Orange seaweed

Taste: Sweet Peat Smoke Orange Salt Medicinal Smoke Oil

Finish: Peat Smoke Spices Oil Salt Medicinal Smoke

Comment:
Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Orange warming, complex, lovely :)
01. Aug 2016
Nosing: Seaweed Peat Smoke Lemon Medicinal Smoke Iodine Sweet

Taste: Sweet Peat Smoke Salt Orange Pepper Spices Oil

Finish: Peat Smoke Spices Oil Sweet

Comment:
Seaweed
31. Dec 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Maritime Notes Caramel
Dominated by peat smoke - not overly antiseptic, more like burning coal and tar. Some caramel sweetness coming through. Some maritime notes, maybe seaweed. Hard to pin down much more. The smoke is that dominant.

Taste: Sweet Peat Smoke Salt Lemon
Arrives sweet followed immediately by a massive blast of acrid peat. Mouth coating. Transitions slightly into saltiness. At times a little citrus just peeks through before being mercilessly crushed by the peatiness again.

Finish: Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke Oak Sweet
Medium/long. Wood ash, residual peat. Fairly sweet, dries out into oakiness.

Comment:
I've had this before, but I realised that I'd never reviewed it previously. To me this is very much the basics of what a peated whisky can be. It's VERY pungent with the peat smoke almost to the exclusion of everything else. There is a little spirit involvement on the palate but not a lot. It seems somewhat counter intuitive to me that what is possibly the most accessible peated single malt whisky (in terms of availability and price) is probably not one that I would recommend to beginners. Its just too pungent with the peat as far as I'm concerned. Though some of that is personal preference, I think they do a much better job with the quarter cask release which has that much more wood involvement to balance out the smoke.
09. Dec 2014
Aroma:
Medicinal Smoke Salt Seaweed Heather
Taste:
Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke Salt Iodine Spices
Finish:
LongPeat Smoke
Comment: