Laphroaig 10 Year Old

Laphroaig 10 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


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Classic Laphroaig.

Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. Although Laphroaig isn't allowed to put the prefix ‘Royal’ in its name (yet), rumour has it his royal princeness Charles of Wales is a fan of the ‘L’ Whisky. The 15-year-old is reportedly the prince's favourite Scotch. For a long while there’s been frenzy for Laphroaig’s Scotch, especially those less-available expressions.

Laphroaig 10 Year Old is the original Laphroaig, distilled the same way today as it was when Ian Hunter invented over 75 years ago. It’s the quintessential Islay Scotch, heavily peated and very medicinal. Indeed, many-a-Scotch lover has lost its flavour virginity to it. 

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sweet vanilla
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black pepper
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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Full sparkling gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma 
Huge smoke, spices, liquorice, salty, iodine, sweetness.

Flavour / Taste / Palate Seaweed, vanilla ice, spices, cardamom, black pepper, lemon, pear.

Finish
Big & dry.
 
 
Ratings & Reviews
STEVEN
STEVEN,
not for all but great
 
Charles
Charles,
A punch of wood, something I think I'd drink after a battle if given the chance.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Super not my thing. Wouldn't drink even if gifted.
 
Vera
Vera,
Don’t care for the peaty or the smoky flavor
 
guest
guest,
Good peat/smoke
 
Robert
Robert,
Very peaty. With a drop or two of water makes it sweeter. Still can get over the taste of band-aids. I like smoke but I may not like Islays.
 
James
James,
Smokey initially followed by notes of dry fruit on the back end. Enjoyable peated whiskey that's not to overpowering.
 
John
John,
Wow there is a lot of peat here. Not much of a burn but a ton of smoke, a bit of seaweed and that salty, briny flavor from the sea. Intense but delightful.
 
JOSH
JOSH,
"Like drinking a mermaids bath water"
 
guest
guest,
Quintessential whiskey which holds a very special place in my life. I’ll go out of my way to get a bottle.
 
Sara
Sara,
This is how I learned I am a peat monster...
 
Jyrki
Jyrki,
This will take you around the corner and kick your ass. You will hate yourself for loving this. How is it possible that licking a burned stick then drinking sucared seawater on top of it be one of the best things in the world.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Full bodied. Smoky. Not for the beginner. Seaweed. Peaty. Long lasting.
 
guest
guest,
God, men lidt for røget
 
Zach
Zach,
Who knew the smell of band aids could taste so wonderfully sweet and peaty. My absolute go-to. As someone said before, you either love it or you hate it.
 
Rahul
Rahul,
Smoky, Peaty.
 
Sei-IS
Sei-IS,
The ultimate peat, dark and spicy for me and although the tasting notes say licorice I never actually taste this... Shame I love that licorice finish in a whisky. Everyone should taste a Laphroaig once if you are a whisky drinker... You will want another.
 
Duane
Duane,
Nice dram. Not the best peat I have tasted. This was the ash taste I assumed I would not like. Glad Son of a Peat was my first experience. This may have put me off peat.
 
Michael
Michael,
I really dig it...you either love it or hate it
 
Megan
Megan,
The double IPAs of scotch. Absolute quality product, however you drink this to let people know you're drinking it. Peat on the front. Peat in the middle. And guess what? Peat on the finish. The peat of this peat is what peats the peat in peat peat. Peat.
 
Alex
Alex,
Peat isn't my thing but I see the appeal. Cant see myself spending my own money on it but if its free I definitely wouldn't say no.
 
Collin
Collin,
Classic islay scotch for a fair price
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Smokey, intense and very drinkable.
 
Julia
Julia,
Very peaty. Plus one star for smoothness.
 
guest
guest,
Classic Islay malt, strong flavors and always a great experience
 
Andrew
Andrew,
My favorite, peaty and hot!
 
guest
guest,
Not Lagavulin but still worth the money.
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Smoky and peaty. Enjoyed this one.
 
Navdeep
Navdeep,
Unrefined, but the Laphroaig 10 is meant to be that, they know what they’re giving you, it’s a little rough around the edges. It punches you in the nose and on the pallete. Not for beginners if you’re trying peat. Again do not start your peat journey with this.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This has become my go to Whisky, I find the palate very earthy and gentle with just the perfect amount of smoke and peat.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Like a refreshing evening with a warm, smoky campfire. The flavor spiral is spot on for this dram; the smoky peat is definitely at the front and a slight salty afterflavor is noticeable. It's not an every day kind of dram, but definitely something to break out once in a while.
 
Pierre
Pierre,
Was my first entry into Islay Whiskies and one of my favorites.
 
Graham
Graham,
Not like a go-to whiskey, but a nice addition when you're in the mood for something different. A little water will cut the strongest flavours and add some back end complexity.
 
Phillip
Phillip,
I'm a beginner, and this is still too weird for me
 
John
John,
My go to whisky
 
Justin
Justin,
I love smokey/peated whiskey, but sometimes I don't want something that's over the top and completely dominated by the peat. For me that's the Laphroaig 10 year. For those who don't like peat, this would probably be way to much smoke, but for those who love it, this is somewhere between not enough to just enough. I find it to be easier drinking and more casual than it's smokier brethren.
 
Matt
Matt,
This is a great example of a smoky, peaty, Islay single malt as I believe most people would expect from this region. From my perspective, it has some similarities to Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg Uigeadail.
 
guest
guest,
I like peat but I strongly prefer the Ardbeg ways.
 
Simone
Simone,
Hands down, one of the best entry level smoky scotch whiskies out there.
 
Marguerite
Marguerite,
Smokey, peaty, and delicious. A classic Islay Scotch.
 
Robert
Robert,
The first scotch that I was introduced to. Big peat, big smoke, and ocean taste. Perfect sipping whiskey and pairs nicely with a good cigar. I enjoy it with an ice cube and that iodine flavor mellows our and other flavors open up, especially the vanilla flavor, once’s a little water is introduce.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
This is simply my favorite. The aroma is peat and more peat, with a sea salt and vanilla sweetness. The taste is ridiculously smooth, somewhat sweet with tons going on. I don’t know how to describe it other than complex, smoky, herby wonderful goodness.
 
Dave
Dave,
One of my favorite whiskys. Well worth the price. Best bang for the buck whisky.
 
Tong
Tong,
Smoky and classy laphroaig.
 
Leanna
Leanna,
Very smokey, and smooth. An almost leathery peatiness. I've had several similar whiskeys, from other laphroaigs to lagavulin etc, and this one is still my go to for how easy it is to drink
 
Nicolas
Nicolas,
I really enjoyed it, subtile smoke, very easy on the palate, doesnt burn, super smooth. Sitting next to the Lagavulin 16 so far
 
Renee
Renee,
Liquid smoke, with different flavors in every sip.
 
guest
guest,
One of my top 3
 
Minna
Minna,
Great entry level smoky scotch whisky. Warm and soft.
 
Scott
Scott,
Very smoky, light in flavor, sweet late in the finish
 
Charlie
Charlie,
For me this is nice for a sip or two but hard to sit down to a whole glass. Wonderful campfire smell. There is an incredibly strong smoke taste and the salt/iodine/spice reminds me of a brine that you would use for a Thanksgiving Turkey.
 
Ben
Ben,
Nose: Tar, creosote, seaweed, peaty earthiness, burning wood, smoke. Taste, big smokey peaty arrival, seaweed, honey. Lasting finish with a medicinal and honey aftertaste, developing further with a saltiness after a few minutes. With water and time, the components become more distinctive and vegetal notes begin to develop and a sweetness creeps in.
 
Cody
Cody,
Holy smoke! And it just keeps smoking for minutes after on your tongue. Excellent
 
Bradley
Bradley,
If I were stranded on a desert island, this is the drink I'd want with me. Smoky, peaty, and oh so smooth.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Delicious with a strong peaty taste. Not for everyone, but I find it to be a delightful drink!
 
guest
guest,
Very smokey and peaty, I love it! My wife hates the smell😜
 
Nate
Nate,
Very smoky and peaty scotch
 
guest
guest,
Some nights it can’t get better than this
 
Blake
Blake,
Love the peat!
 
guest
guest,
Magnificent
 
Valerie
Valerie,
Heavy smoky peat, maybe butterscotch?
 
Li-anne
Li-anne,
Not my dram. Tastes like shoes as cigars
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
One of the smokiest islays which I love. Good peat and smooth creamy finish. Will remain a favorite.
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
Classic! I admit I love Lagavulin more personally, but this is definitely in the same league. While I've learned the Quarter Cask version is also a step above this one, I keep coming back to the original for serving to lovers of Scotch looking to experience true Islay goodness. It's a striking appearance and palette with enough smoothness to take the edge off for drinkers with less Islay experience, and I won't feel as bad if they don't finish it compared to if I had poured them Lagavulin. Now for experienced drinkers, this one is beautiful neat with only a few drops of cold water to break it.
 
Jason
Jason,
Nose is deceiving. The taste is full of smoke and peat and a small bit of vanilla. Once you add a few drops, the nose and flavors really brighten up.
 
guest
guest,
Best
 
Joseph
Joseph,
First smoky peaty scotch, first taste is something like what the hell but before you’re halfway through the bottle you can’t stop yourself from coming back.
 
Piotr
Piotr,
I do believe people can love it. I don’t but I appreciate it so much that I’m going to have it again sometime. ... and it is a month later and... I like it. Peaty, not sweet, some vanilla, nice peaty finish.
 
JOSE
JOSE,
My very first peaty scotch! Tastes like taking down a strong tea made from charred wood but I grew to like the aroma and the taste of smoke.
 
Scott
Scott,
Super smokey, peaty, and BBQy, much more than most other scotches I've tried. Maybe a pinch too much in that direction for my taste, but still a solid scotch!
 
Alon
Alon,
smoky, peaty, slightly fruity, decent aftertaste, good Islay scotch - very solid.
 
guest
guest,
Not my favorite but definitely appreciate this expression of whisky for its uniqueness. Aromas of thick black/forest green markers (phenols), barbecue smoke, charcoal Tastes of examination gloves, rubber, tar Warming sensation when it hits my tongue with an oily sensation. Reminds me of the bottom floor of a cruise ship where we would enter/exit
 
Michael
Michael,
I love this scotch!!! I love that peat flavor!!!
 
Erik
Erik,
Laphroaig , my favorite scotch overall so far, had a few, like 15, but 10 also very good
 
Dallas
Dallas,
Like french kissing a goddess of smoke and flame. My favorite.
 
Justin
Justin,
I love this Scotch! The flavor is off the chart. The peat is so heavy that I feel like I am sitting by a campfire in a swamp.
 
Evan
Evan,
!
 
Michael
Michael,
Love it - smoky and peaty
 
Oskar
Oskar,
Love it.
 
Christian
Christian,
Taste too peaty for my taste
 
Thom
Thom,
Heavier on the phenols than the Caol Ila 12 and the Bowmore 12. Less smoke than both too. Not enough smoke for me, but adequate peat. It's a Tuesday or Wednesday dram.
 
Edward
Edward,
The cigar whiskey. Grows on you and has a bit of a kick.
 
Christine
Christine,
Lots of flavor, love the smoke and peat. A bit spicy for me, but worth it.
 
Adam
Adam,
Nice smoky nose and taste without being overpowering.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Beautifully Smokey yet smooth
 
guest
guest,
Very nice flavour. Classic Islay taste! Maybe best buy for 10yr old whiskey.
 
David
David,
Love the smoke. Smooth, thoughtful.
 
guest
guest,
Salty,smoky. Doesn't compare to the 18y old though
 
guest
guest,
Salty vanilla, the best flavor that I taste.
 
Scott
Scott,
smokey smell. moderate finish.
 
guest
guest,
My first peated whisky. It has a more pronounciated nose and taste compared to my earlier single malts, but that makes it even easier to describe: smoke and peat, salt and pepper, with a hint of tart and vanilla. Somehow, this 10 year old makes me think of a late-night campfire on a stormy beach... :). Great dram! (Mine's bottled at 40% abv)
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorites, tastes of smoke and band aids... but in a good way
 
Dumitru
Dumitru,
Smoky and sweet
 
guest
guest,
One smokey islay but i still prefer the lasting salty seaweed taste of lagavulin 16
 
guest
guest,
Жестковат. Хотя я люблю дымный виски... Не зачет.
 
Will
Will,
Smoky with a long smooth finish. As perfect dram, don't fear the smoke!
 
guest
guest,
My favorite of smoky peaty Scotches, I always come back to this ten year old, an absolute staple in my collection.
 
Giacomo
Giacomo,
Amazing
 
guest
guest,
The best value for money. Nice as starting
 
guest
guest,
Butch, brash, smokey
 
Michael
Michael,
Nose: Campfire on the beach, heavy peat, novocaine, earth and leather, vanilla and oak if you give it time. Arrival: Peat, salt, seaweed. Finish: Intense burst of cinnamon, lingering tobacco with hints of leather.
 
guest
guest,
Smokey
 
guest
guest,
Super smoker
 
Brad
Brad,
A little too smoky for my liking
 
Josh
Josh,
Reminds me of Seldovia, Alaska. Cold northern sea air blowing through a small village.
 
Pawan
Pawan,
Smoky Peaty Strong It's just happiness in a bottle Sip it slowly and respect it
 
guest
guest,
Endlessly complex and enticing; each sip brings a deep reverie as the variety of notes reverberate around the palette in an entirely uncivilized manner.
 
guest
guest,
Питкий. интересная вкусовая композиция, вязкая по плотности. послевкусие на небе детской медовой акварели. Вкус соленый, йодированный
 
guest
guest,
Heavily peated. Hot
 
Dan
Dan,
Fantastic
 
guest
guest,
Campfire, brine, and iodine... What an Islay should be.
 
guest
guest,
My go-to single malt
 
guest
guest,
Peat, Smoke, Deliciousness. Like a bonfire mixed with ocean water.
 
Roman
Roman,
Like it
 
Robert
Robert,
Nice for an inexpensive whiskey. More peat than I prefer but I keep a bottle around
 
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