Review #43 – Laphroaig 10yr

Review #43 | /r/Scotch Review #16 – Laphroaig 10yr

The Schtick: Laphroaig is a Beam/Suntory scotch distillery in the Islay region of scotch. Known for several core age stated products, they also specialize in funky one-offs that make little sense and generally carry no age statements.


Distiller: Laphroaig (Beam/Suntory)

Bottler: Laphroaig

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Review #43 – Laphroaig 10yr

Nose: Smoke and peat. Surprised? Me either. There’s some citrus and vanilla, followed by some delicious burning rubber and a little more smoke.

Taste: Rubber and smoke, blended with some peat and a little hint of sweetness.

Finish: Short, a little rough and a lot smokey.

Overall: It’s complex and has some really stand out flavors despite the relative youth and low proof.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists


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