Laphroaig Lore
San Francisco Double Gold Winner

Laphroaig Lore

(0.75l, 48%)


8.4/10
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$120.99
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The most peated Laphroaig. But not in a "prove a point" kind of way.

Laphroaig distillery was founded in 1815 by Donald and Alexander Johnston and is located in Port Ellen on Islay. For a long while there’s been frenzy for Laphroaig’s Scotch. Rumor has it that Prince Charles of Wales himself is a big fan of the brand. But no matter what, Laphroaig is the Islay Single Malt by which all others are judged. They are the standard-bearers for the hearty, smoky style that Islay is famous for. Their core line up has no fewer than a dozen Single Malt drams plus a host of special releases and travel retail specialty editions.

The folks at Laphroaig call Lore "The Richest of the Rich." And it's easy to see why. This is a classic Islay-styled Single Malt Whisky to be sure, but they go a little beyond the normal. The name Lore comes from the very old-school production methods.

The peat is hand cut. The malt is hand turned and cold-smoked. All if this harkens back to how they did it decades ago. The results are impressive. If you like your Whisky smoky, you will find Laphroaig Lore to be their most heavily peated dram. It won Double Gold medal at San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017

Smartass Corner:
Want to own a piece of an historic Islay distillery? Register to be a "Friend of Laphroaig" and you can obtain a lifetime lease of 1 square foot of the distillery grounds for the "rent" of 1 purchased dram of Whisky per annum… payable at the distillery pub.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    48%
  • Distillery

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Antique Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
S’mores cooked over a seaside campfire

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Great texture and body with smoke, sea-salt caramels, and chili pepper Finish Dry and smoky-sweet

Finish
Sweet aftertast with a bit of dryness
Ratings & Reviews
David
David,
Smooth and smokey, exceptional offering from Laphroaig!
 
Timothy
Timothy,
It’s like Laphroaig 10 graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law and made partner at 35. Exceptional.
 
Roger
Roger,
Haven’t had whiskeys in this price range before but based on this I need to do so again.
 
Craig
Craig,
A smooth smoke!
 
Sharif
Sharif,
Very tasty and rich, but not worth the price for a NAS whisky in my opinion. You get aromatic sweet peat smoke on the nose which gets carried over into the taste, along with those oceany notes. Little hints of cigar smoke as well.
 
Tim
Tim,
This is my favorite Laphroaig from their regular lineup (not counting travel retail). It's smoky, woody, astringent, very well rounded and punchy. Wonderful release!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
The smoky smell, and full flavor you’d expect from an Islay scotch. A bit harsher than the 10yr, with a lasting burn at the back of your mouth.
 
Ron
Ron,
Love Laphroaig... newest was Lore. Love the Pete...this needed two little drops of water and then amazing! Love all of the Laphroig!
 
Adam
Adam,
Wow, in one pour, this has become my of my absolute favorite scotches. I'm going to savor this one.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Great
 
Armando
Armando,
One of the smoothest scotches I’ve ever tasted
 
Zach
Zach,
Excellent
 
Zakary
Zakary,
Absolutely delicious Scotch. The flavor profile and aroma of this spirit is something to be admired. Meant to be sipped straight, this spirit will have you reminiscing on old times you were never really a part of. Couples very kindly with a nice cigar. You'll want your silk robes on while drinking this.
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Top Laphroaig in my opinion, it takes the similar 10 year flavors any Islay fan knows to another level of depth. Smooth at 48% ABV, complex flavors that aren't a major struggle.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
delicious - ran out a month ago, so this is to remind me to pick up more
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Peaty, smoky, with lesser hints of brine. Followed with sweet, oily, tannic finish that lingers in the mouth for a good bit of time. Well balanced, and full bodied. Something different every time you pour a glass. Love it!
 
Kathleen
Kathleen,
Too earthy for my tastes
 
Scott
Scott,
Loved it perfect amount of peat and super smooth!
 
Todd
Todd,
Aroma is inviting, with some sweetness but also smoke that would be expected from Laphroaig. I'm sure if I had tasted this when I was first getting into Scotch Whiskies I probably wouldn't have liked it - lots going on here. You get a bit of spice and sweetness initially before the smoke, ash, tar and other flavors come in, and then you get some bitterness. Overall quite interesting and enjoyable. I see this as a one drink and done type Scotch - I wouldn't want several pours of this in an evening. Good, not great.
 
Mark
Mark,
I was hooked on Laphroaig from the first taste many years ago. Flavor is important and LORE does not disappoint.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Rich and full-bodied. I’ve always been a fan of Laphroaig’s selections, but this one is by far the best!
 
Kristinn
Kristinn,
I love it. Deep and raw taste with strong and real character. The real thing.
 
Mehdi
Mehdi,
Smoky, medicinal, best whiskey I ever had.
 
Jyrki
Jyrki,
Oh, Laphroaig how much I love you. Will you marry me?
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Smoky and peaty. Beautiful mix.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Oily Bliss. My favourite Laphroaig on offer. I was walking to Kilchoman on Islay with a bottle of this in my bag. My feet hurt so my friend and I sat down on the side of a hill and poured ourselves a dram. The sheep were bleating, the sky was blue, not a single car passed by. Time slowed to a crawl. It was just us, the countryside, and the Lore.
 
Derek
Derek,
I rarely ever give 10 stars. This will change your mind about a NAS scotch. It's expensive, but worth it. I can't afford to drink it daily, but I wish that I could.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
Good stuff
 
John
John,
Woody but that’s it
 
Naveen,
Naveen,,
I like the Lore. This is my first lephroaig so I can't compare with other batches.
 
Kent
Kent,
Peaty . Way too peaty.
 
guest
guest,
Looooooooove it!
 
Luke
Luke,
Nose: peaty smoke with some sweetness-vanilla Taste: full bodied campfire smoke, some heat, slightly salty, strong full, nutty, aftertaste, very complex, lingers nicely
 
Jason
Jason,
Clearly, Laphroaig has learned from some recent mistakes and is going back to the flavor powerhouse profile that sets them apart. Over this, I'd still take a Lagavulin 16 or an Ardbeg Corryvrecken. However, this stands above the standard 10-year Laphroaig, which many of the offerings in recent years could not say. For the price, I label this an occasional buy. Something I'll keep on hand for special occasions. Like Saturdays. Easily scored in the 90s.
 
Andilee
Andilee,
Amazing! Smooth and easy to drink, almost too easy. Love the peat and oak to the nose. One of my new favorites!
 
Burton
Burton,
All the smokiness taken to a new height of deliciousness with caramel, vanilla, brine.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Great stuff
 
Lou
Lou,
Delicious! Such a rich and savory smoky peaty flavor with a decadently long finish.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
Maybe the best Whisky I have ever had. It bought a tear to my eye on my first tasting.
 
Alaina
Alaina,
Peaty but with a Smokey undertone which really balances out the peat.
 
Alasdair
Alasdair,
Harsh. I don't see how this is an international award winner. It's not characteristically Laphroaig IMHO.
 
James
James,
Very good; my house scotch is the Laphroiag 10 yr, and the Lore was well worth the incremental cost.
 
Anna
Anna,
Love it
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Toby, the whining single malt scotch drinker, is kind of a douche. I also enjoy single malts, and it seems like you have a very good variety. I look forward to the rare finds. This Laphroaig Lore is wonderful..
 
Toby
Toby,
I'm a single malt Scotch drinker, I didn't sign up as a Whiskey drinker. If you can't send me Single Malt Scotches, then cancel my membership today.
 
Maxwell
Maxwell,
One of my favorite Laphroaig Whiskeys
 
Justin
Justin,
If you love peat, this is exceptionally smoky and yet nicely balanced. A must for peat aficionados.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Classic laphroaig classic flavors, but just a little cleaner and smoother
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Love love love the peat.
 
Jon
Jon,
Gross. Too smokey
 
Larry
Larry,
Fast shipping and great scotch. First time ordering. Just sent in second order for Kilchoman....
 
John
John,
I was not expecting too much from this bottle. I was admittedly biased against another NAS offering at such a high price. I am glad that I bit the bullet and purchased it! It is wonderfully smiley and has the usual Laphroaig notes but is bolstered by the youthful blend in the mix. I wish it was offered at half the price. Try before you buy if you're on a budget.
 
Darrin
Darrin,
Everything about a Laphroaig that people object to in one bottle. For the true Laphroaig fan.
 
guest
guest,
Very peaty, great if you enjoy a leathery taste.
 
Robbie
Robbie,
Delicious
 
Giacomo
Giacomo,
#Ufffff
 
pedro
pedro,
Very very smokey. If that's your taste, don't miss this bottle. Keep it in your mouth for a while to feel the extra smoke - if you drink it too fast tastes just like a regular Laphroaig. A must have for peated whisky lovers.
 
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