smoky
phenols
coal
tannic
caramel
peaty
vanilla
apple
dried fruit
Spiral Laphroaig Select

Laphroaig
Select
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Natural caramel
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Medicinal, peat, maritime
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Vanilla, apple, strong peat, dried fruit
 
Finish
Spicy and medicinal

Flavour Spiral
smoky, phenols, peaty, vanilla, coal, caramel, dried fruit, apple, tannic
Price:
$46.99
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Laphroaig Select is adored for its smoky, phenols, coal and tannic flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Laphroaig distillery, Islay.

Based on 254 votes, the average rating for Laphroaig Select is 7.6/10.

Top reviews for Laphroaig Select:

— Notes of caramel and vanilla danced on my taste buds.

— My favorite Islay influenced Scotch

— Simply amazing scotch with a nice smokey flavor with a wonderful finish. Will by again.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Laphroaig Select

(0.75l, 40%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Laphroaig Select
Stephan
Stephan,
Overpowering peaty smoke
 
Elliot
Elliot,
Very easy to drink, with a sweet flavour. Although, I find myself longing for that big bold flavour I've come to expect from other Laphroaig bottles.
 
Ben
Ben,
It does taste like a hospital so go for it to honor our healthcare workers.
 
Jon
Jon,
A decent Isla Scotch for the price.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Smoke city boyyyyy. Very peat heavy if you are into that. Like drinking a smouldering campfire.
 
Gary
Gary,
Excellent for sipping.
 
Dale
Dale,
Full disclosure, not a fan of heavy peat...that being said, overwhelmingly peaty! Tried to taste the subtle nuisances of the beverage, but couldn't get past the taste of the peat. To each their own.
 
Brian
Brian,
Notes of caramel and vanilla danced on my taste buds.
 
Nate
Nate,
My favorite Islay influenced Scotch
 
Brandon
Brandon,
I like it
 
brandon
brandon,
Very aggressive smoke peat taste. Off-putting for some. I rather enjoy the complexity. My first Scotch
 
Patrick
Patrick,
very peaty, taste leather, dark flavor, with nice floral finish. not for me.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Simply amazing scotch with a nice smokey flavor with a wonderful finish. Will by again.
 
Judah
Judah,
Supremely Smokey with a smooth finish. Good for the price.
 
Ron
Ron,
Absolutely wonderful. Smokey, smooth, no bitter alcohol. Carmel flavor. Absolutely perfect!
 
Liam
Liam,
Earthy, peat, good bite.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Best Whisky I've tried to date, absolutely delicious. Smokey, Peaty, and hints of Caramel. Highly recommend! 10/10
 
Forrest
Forrest,
Not as complex as the 10 year for a few bucks more but love the peat. A solid buy.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Great peat flavor that I love.
 
guest
guest,
Good smokiness
 
Owen
Owen,
I’m a fan of the smoked peat in this
 
John
John,
Sadly I'm not into that much peat
 
Philippe-Antoine
Philippe-Antoine,
This is an very good example that NAS can be just as good as any aged whisky.
 
guest
guest,
Peaty nose, red fruits, sweet and round palate and a medium finish. Like this introduction of Laphroaig.
 
Mehdi
Mehdi,
I only have tried Lore from this distillery before. Compare to Lore , it is rounded and less complex. Has a burnt taste that jumps out but is not harsh. I only recommend it to peat and medicinal taste lovers.
 
guest
guest,
Definitely has the base of a laphroaig whiskey, but has funky tastes which brings down its quality
 
Marques
Marques,
Veeeeery peaty. If you love peat, you *might* love this. If you don't absolutely love peat you probably won't like this bottle. As someone else said, it's not for the faint of heart.
 
Gary
Gary,
Exactly what Islay should taste like, the best all around scotch on the island.
 
Steve
Steve,
Laphroaig is my favorite distillery but this is probably my least favorite bottle they have made. I enjoy a good amount of peat, who wouldnt that likes laphroaig, but this is just a strange concentration of peat, it was too much for me to really enjoy it. I had a glass and put the bottle away.
 
guest
guest,
Smokey and peaty
 
Pete
Pete,
Not for the faint of heart, but a peat lover's dream dram! Complex and captivating to start with strong phenols and peat punching you in the face. An extraordinarily long, smoky finish with hints of hickory, dried fruit, almond extract and molasses. The finish is what keeps me going back for another pull.
 
Andilee
Andilee,
Smooth and peaty. A go to Laphroaig.
 
Scott
Scott,
Very peaty as you’d expect it to be. Different profile than the 10 year, not as heavy. Definite sherry flavors and the usual iodine and seaweed, but all restrained. I prefer the the full wave power of the 10 year.
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
Didn't lie the the past taste.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
TL;DR...Laphroaig 10 is better get it instead. I cannot express how much you should avoid this bottling from one of my favorite distillers. Everything that you come to expect from Laphroaig is “off.” I suspect that it has to do with how it was finished. The nose is very peaty, as it should be, but the initial flavors are between rawhide and green wood. The peat lingers and changes to a dusty chalky old leather finish. After adding some ice, the strong rawhide and wood taste changed just enough to make it palatable, but just enough to drink the bottle I have, not to buy another.
 
guest
guest,
Spannende Nase, haselnussiger und erdig/feuriger Geschmack, kaum Brand, nicht sehr rauchig Wien, 06/18
 
guest
guest,
Nice smoky smell
 
Eugene
Eugene,
Not as smoky as I expected!
 
Brita
Brita,
A good basic Isley. very peaty
 
WENDELL
WENDELL,
Classic Laphroaig in most ways, but made a bit different by the oak finishing! It's a bit hard to tell if it was priced a bit high or not, but...free shipping certainly helps!
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Shows its NAS self, underwhelming
 
justin
justin,
Love the smoky taste. Very smooth
 
Bill
Bill,
Have ordered a couple of sample packs, and considering ordering "The Exceptional" Collection.. Love what I've had, it has expanded my whiskey experience and helped me get employed in the wine and spirits industry here in WA state!! Thank you!
 
Maxwell
Maxwell,
A good whisky, not as peaty as other Laphroaig expressions, well balanced and a good whisky to introduce someone to peat
 
Ty
Ty,
I love heavily peated scotch, but something is wrong with this expression. I think the new oak cask finish ruins this dram. I worked my way through an entire bottle trying to like it, but Select is just not enjoyable. Not balanced, some off-putting flavors, and even the signature Laphroaig peatiness is off. Sorry, just buy the 10 instead. Better yet, if you're looking for nuanced heavy peat at this price point, get some Ardbeg 10.
 
Robert
Robert,
Sorry. Way to much peat and smoke for me. I know it is the favorite for some and for them I highly recommend it. If you want a smother scotch I would say look to another.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Great
 
Greg
Greg,
Hux
 
guest
guest,
Fine
 
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