Laphroaig

Laphroaig Cairdeas Feis Ile 2010

August 11, 2010

Not as medicinal as the reular expressions in favour of a nice citrus fruitiness. The 2010 Cairdeas is a bit unusual but very enjoyable nonetheless. – Rating: 87/100

Laphroaig 1990/2010 Signatory

July 15, 2010
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Compared to the 10yo Cask Strength this is a rather mild Laphroaig, but the higher age does not really result in a more rounded character. – Rating: 83/100

Laphroaig 10 yo Cask Strength

July 14, 2010
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The true essence of Islay. This uncompromising malt does not take prisoners. Extremely complex and much better than the regular 10 yo for an unbeatable price. – Rating: 91/100

Laphroaig 10 yo

July 2, 2010
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One of the Islay classics, this competitively priced malt has an astonishing complexity. But the recent reduction of bottling strength from 43% to 40% didn’t do it a favour. – Rating: 84/100

Laphroaig 18 yo

August 19, 2009
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Much more wood and less rounded than the 15yo. In a way it’s closer to the 10yo. But I think I still prefer the 15yo. – Score: 86/100

Laphroaig 15 yo

August 19, 2009

Lacks the punch of the 10 yo in favour of more complexity. Fruitiness diminuishes from nose to finish, “medicinality” increases. – Score: 88/100

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

August 14, 2009
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This is a powerful dram. An uncompromising young Laphroaig enhanced with strong wood notes. A little water seems to make it even stronger. Nothing for the faint of heart, but a true delight for those who can take a punch. – Score: 90/100

Laphroaig Cairdeas – Feis Ile 2008

July 27, 2009

The typical Laphoaig kick is there, but more tamed in comparison to the 10 yo CS. Don’t use to much water! The sherry makes it an interesting variation from the standard, but it doesn’t quite live up to it. – Score: 86/100