Laphroaig 10 Year Old Original Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1009616 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Islay's Laphroaig is famed for its intensely peaty profile, and this single-malt Scotch delivers on that reputation. The amber spirit opens with a smoky aroma that's underpinned by vanilla and light floral notes. There's plenty of peat on the palate too, backed by olive brine, espresso and chocolate characteristics. (KN)  (12/2015)

Whisky Advocate

 Pungent and medicinal in personality, with gobs of peat, tar, iodine, brine, and seaweed. These are all good case you were wondering. A gentle vanilla sweetness tries to tame this savage beast, but it is no match. One of the most challenging-yet rewarding-whiskies in the entire world. What Cantillion Lambic is to beer, Laphroaig Original Cask Strength is to whisky. (JH, Winter 2004)

Wine Spectator

 Peaty. You'll smell the peat immediately, but more rewards await. Honey candy beats out the expected peat on the palate, and when the smoke clears out come red fruit and hard candy flavors, especially with a splash of water. The long, honeyed finish brings bread dough. 57.8 ABV.  (2/2011)

K&L Notes

Praise from Whisky Magazine: "Nose: Fresh, mild antiseptic, subtle peat smoke; Palate: Complex. Smoked haddock, cut plug tobacco, burnt newspapers, but buttery, sweeter cooked fruit notes predominate; Finish: Chewy toffee drying out to oak; Comment: A fine robust dram with lots happening. Laphroaig at its best."

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/19/2015 | Send Email
All the classic flavor of Laphroaig 10 but with the punch dialed up to max volume. Gotta love it!

Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/17/2015 | Send Email
Poll the people of Islay regarding their favorite whisky to drink, I'll argue that this one would be in the running for top billing. The truth of the matter is that Laphroaig's CS offering remains one of the single most impressive regular releases on the market. Laphroaig is nothing if not consistent in terms of quality and this release is no slouch. Massively powerful aromas on nose are not actually totally dominated by iodine and peat, but instead lead by powerful vanilla and sweet oak. ON the palate is where the powerful spirit shows through. Briny and textural, it can be mistaken for no other. With water the sweet oak on the nose gives way to more ocean water, white pepper, and some industrial grade smoke. You should rely on this whisky as it will always deliver.

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Alcohol Content (%): 57.8