smoky
phenols
peaty
vanilla
coal
caramel
dried fruit
apple
tannic
Spiral Laphroaig Select
Laphroaig
Select
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
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A terrific introduction to a superbly peated range. 


The 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 for the less available expressions.


Laphroaig Select is the latest permanent addition to the Laphroaig range. Select is aged in a combination of American white oak, Oloroso Sherry butts, hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first-fill Bourbon casks. Whoa, quite a lot going on!

It’s a little smoother than the Laphroaig 10 we are probably all used to and is a really interesting expression from one of the best distilleries in Scotland. 
 
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Laphroaig
  • Bottler
    Laphroaig
  • Age
    NAS

Laphroaig

Select

(0.75l, 40%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Laphroaig Select
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
anonymous
anonymous,
Fine
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