Best Whisky I've tried to date, absolutely delicious.
Smokey, Peaty, and hints of Caramel.
Highly recommend! 10/10
Not as complex as the 10 year for a few bucks more but love the peat. A solid buy.
Great peat flavor that I love.
I’m a fan of the smoked peat in this
Sadly I'm not into that much peat
This is an very good example that NAS can be just as good as any aged whisky.
Peaty nose, red fruits, sweet and round palate and a medium finish. Like this introduction of Laphroaig.
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.
Definitely has the base of a laphroaig whiskey, but has funky tastes which brings down its quality
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.
Exactly what Islay should taste like, the best all around scotch on the island.
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.
Smokey and peaty
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.
Smooth and peaty. A go to Laphroaig.
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.
Didn't lie the the past taste.
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.
Spannende Nase, haselnussiger und erdig/feuriger Geschmack, kaum Brand, nicht sehr rauchig
Nice smoky smell
Not as smoky as I expected!
A good basic Isley. very peaty
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!
Shows its NAS self, underwhelming
Love the smoky taste. Very smooth
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!
A good whisky, not as peaty as other Laphroaig expressions, well balanced and a good whisky to introduce someone to peat
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.
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.