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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Laphroaig An Cuan Mor
I have long avoided smoky drams after prematurely deciding that they were not my taste but decided to give them another go after some sage advice from a friend. I thoroughly enjoyed the taster of this. Heavy smoke but very pleasant, was struggling initially to get the remaining notes until the last drop where suddenly everything of be fruit and sweetness came bursting out and I was sad it was gone! Has totally changed my view of smoky whisky sand will gladly have some more!
This still has the smokiness, peat, seawater and leather I expect from a Laphroig but it’s also sweet and a bit citrus-y. Adding a bit of water brings forward the black pepper notes. A big favourite in our house.
Good smoke and oak flavor. Dry palate with a sweet and smoky aftertaste.
Perhaps it was just one of those nights but I choked on this. Lagavulin 16 or Distillers Edition are two of my all-time favorites; this was nothing like either.
Perfect. Just like Lagavulin, but sweeter on the finish.
The smoke nose starts from a mile away. Smoke, oak, and slight pepper hit you right away with a salty after
The nose is a strong smoke with hints of liquorice and oak. The taste is a sweet smokey spice, consistent with malt dried with a peat fire. The medium finish is much of the same flavors. Although I do appreciate the process used to create the smokey flavor from the peat, I'm not a fan of it and thus my rating. It is drinkable and would pair well with BBQ or a Cuban cigar.
Very, very oaky, not as full of smoke ja peat as Was expecting. Fantastic single malt to relax with after a long week💪🏽
Better than I expect given I am not a huge smoke person. Definitely smoky but just a couple drops of water brings out all the other flavors
Initial nosing is, of course strong with smoke/peat with hints of pepper and a bit of veiled sweetness. Dark nut/fruit tones. Tasting certainly displays the smoke, peat and earthiness. As my palate became acclimated to the peat there is certainly some sweeter flavors, dark fruits, raisins/figs which lingered afterwards. I am not a peat fan but I found this to be an array of flavors and a strong finish. Peat/smoke fans will enjoy this.
Still experimenting with Islay, but this has been the most tolerable to my naive palate so far. There's smoke and peat, but it's not overbearing. I think whatever drives the tad of sweet and salty is what helps me out.
First sip the peat was a little overwhelming, I added just a dollop of my favorite ginger ale and it was magic. You just got to dampen down the smoke a tad. Good Stuff.
The peat gives it a smoky front end, but has a smooth and sweet finish. Really enjoyed this one.
A peaty back end, which isn’t for me.
Love the peat and the ocean. Not an everyday Scotch; but, a real treat when I want to sit back and relax.
Smoky and peaty
Very smoking and complex, a lot of flavor. Really enjoyed it!
OMG! Yuck! You know the smell of boat gas - that’s what it tastes like. Dirty boat gasoline mixed with burnt rubber. The flavor circle is totally inaccurate. The three main tastes are boat gas, burnt rubber, and peat! I honestly don’t know how ANYONE can like this.
This is a damn good scotch. I'll blame my uneducated ("noob") scotch palette for what I'm about to say, but I couldn't tell the difference between this and Lagavulin 16 year. After reading Laphroaig's history a bit, I'm sure that is offensive and for that I apologize. For me, Lagavulin was my original favorite scotch and I'll always hold it in my heart as a reference that all others will be judged by. Therefor, in my eyes, this is about the best compliment I can give this scotch. Islay has many wonderful scotches and the variety of depth you can find (here's looking at you, Corryvreckan) are unbelievable. This is of the tamer variety, but still a lovely smokey drink with plenty of flavor and bite to make it enjoyable. The alcohol bite is not obnoxious by any means and while it warms the mouth, it does not produce the harsh reaction of a lower quality scotch (i.e. whiskey face...after all, this is whisky).
It is an outstanding, balanced, Single Malt Scotch Whisky with an oceanic birth; while a rich sailors life leads to a long & balanced death at sea with notes of peat & oak.
Fantastic flavor and body.
The depth of the smokiness and peatiness really hits the spot
Obviously there is smoke and pepper, more subtle on the nose than the palate. The first sip causes the eyes to go wide in surprise at the hearty, savory, meaty cookout flavors. The 48% abv is apparent in the perception of alcohol burn. It is, however quite nice and not at all off putting. Allowing it to open up some minutes in the glass improves the balance of the rather distinct flavors. Very likeable!
If you have ever been to a beach bonfire, it tastes like that. Huge oaky smoke tinged with sea salt. Some sweet on the finish as it fades.
Smoky peat fans will rejoice.
Not a bad taste but very smoky if you’re into that kind of taste and notes.
Loved it. Different than some of standard Laphroaigs (10yr, 10yr CS, 15yr). Enjoyed the complexity of it. Definitely got the salt that others mentioned.
Sweet and smokey meaty flavor. Not overwhelming, but very smokey compared to my usual whiskey.
Tastes like a campfire... which is true to style for Islay. Personally I don’t prefer Scotches from that region. If you are drinking it with something equally smoky it might mellow the smoke a bit. It does have quite a bit of sweetness and some salt and pepper notes. It’s interesting but not my preference.
Peat isn't usually my thing but the complexity of this is really something. Got this as part of a sampler but might have to pick up a bottle of this at some point. Highly recommend.
Smells like a peat bog and tastes like a campfire. I guess if you’re into that sort of thing you’ll love this.
For super special occasions.
Salt, smoke ad peat in glorious combination.
For those who like peat and sea notes. Very good. Long finish. Very pleasant.