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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old Reviews

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old 79
    Based on 60 reviews.
    Rated on a scale of 50 to 99
    Distillery
    Laphroaig
    Style
    Single Malt
    Release
    Unspecified
    Age
    10 Years
    Alcohol
    40% abv.
    Region
    Scotland: Islay
    Bottled For
    Distillery

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced "La-froyg", is a Gaelic word meaning "the beautiful hollow by the broad bay".

    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Todd22

    5050/99

    This is not a review. It is a first impression. My first Laphroaig was the QC. It was love at first taste. Then I bought the 10 and was dissapointed,but now know what is meant by iodine. Ugh too much. I tasted iodine 2 hours later, so I said give me McClellands Islay. But on the second day I tasted some sweetness. Woe this stuff is changing already. Much better. So I will review this later. But I wanted to put up my first impression which was that I woke up bandaged up!

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by CThomp

    9050/99
    Color
    light amber
    Nose
    peaty, slightly medicinal, very heavy smoke
    Body
    strong
    Palate
    rough in the best way possible
    Finish
    sticks around forever

    took a few trys to see how I like it. A few cubes bring out more flavors and mellow out the medicinal flavors that may be a turn off to some. Definitley not a beginners scotch. Glad I stuck with it though.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Lamak

    9950/99
    Color
    Pale
    Nose
    Hospital smell, Heavy but heavy smoke,
    Body
    full bodied
    Finish
    salt, smoke, long one

    Whoooah

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by The Seeker

    9350/99
    Color
    Bright golden amber.
    Nose
    Very heavy notes of peat, a strong whiff of salty sea air and smoke, like a funeral pyre on the edge of an Islay cliff in a raging storm.
    Body
    Full, firm, strong, sexy.
    Palate
    This is where it's strength lies. It teases you with a sweet spiciness and just as your taste buds are transferring this to your brain a tidal wave of intense peat and smoke smashes against the rocks of your soul and the riptide pulls you into a maelstrom of flavour intensity. Powerful stuff indeed.
    Finish
    Long and lingering, like the memory of a particularly harrowing experience which you relive over and over... except this experience is one you don't want to forget in a hurry!

    This is one of the true greats. It's peat intensity is only matched by the sublime Lagavulin 16. That said for a few notes more you can have the more complex and utterly sublime Laphroaig Quarter Cask. I bought both and will likely return to the QC sooner than this but this is still an incredible single malt and may be the preference of those put of by QC's multitude of extremes.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Travis

    9150/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Sterile medical equipment, sea salt, wood, smoke
    Body
    Very full, long, slow legs
    Palate
    Lots of wood and smoke, the word campfire comes to mind, also some seaweed, grass and dirt (in a good way), and a hint of sweetness
    Finish
    More wood, fire, and smoke long satisfying

    Powerful

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by JoeyC

    9050/99
    Color
    Light honey
    Nose
    Peat, band aid
    Body
    Lightt
    Palate
    Heavy peat, then a light sweetness and wood
    Finish
    Warming, lengthy but not too much

    Glad i stuck with this one. After my first tasting i questioned going back . After a second session, i appreciate the smoothness and heavy smoky flavor . When i want a break from the sweeter Highland scotches, this will be my go to

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8350/99
    Color
    medium amber
    Nose
    heavy smoke and burning peat. campfire
    Body
    extra full bodies hammer time
    Palate
    burning leaves, peat and oily smoke
    Finish
    strong as heck but not harsh. it is meant tobe that way

    wow,iwasn't ready for this.not for the beginner or weakof heart. for purists only

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9350/99
    Color
    Blue Gum HoneyStarts
    Nose
    Starts like a hospital,finishes like your fvourite fantasy nurse.
    Body
    One you want to embrace, but only after coming close once or twice.
    Palate
    I am Australian, I have never smelt peat, BUT,this whisky could get me in trouble with the wife, as I would like to taste more.
    Finish
    After you learn what this tastes like, [ it may take 1 or 2 goes ] SMOOTH & FLAVOURFUL }

    Christmas Night, after a hard 24 hours of food and drink, came home to relax. Tried the 10 only twice before and did not like it.I WAS WRONG.Laying back in bed with a good piece of chocolate and this whisky, I realize why men,mature in taste after 60.It is wonderful & smooth, with a magnificent flavour. If you are a newbie, PERSIST.I drank 10 litres of Glenfidich over a couple of months and never got what this is now giving me.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by AndyLondon

    8850/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Smoke and peat.
    Body
    Full bodied.
    Palate
    Smoke and peat.
    Finish
    Quite long.

    An intensely smokey whisky. Classic Islay.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by WhimsDram

    8550/99
    Color
    Golden amber, thick honey
    Nose
    Ginormous burning peat, undertones of cherry and salt water taffy. Lovely fumes reminiscent of the sea.
    Body
    Liquid syrup, clings to the tongue like butter.
    Palate
    Like I took in a mouthful of Islay. The taste profile of this is astounding. Dollops of peat smoke, hospital waiting room.
    Finish
    Slowly decelerates from stinging peat to a heart warming flushing feeling.

    You can't get this high quality and distinctive flavor profile anywhere else for cheaper. It truly stands out amongst similar priced scotches.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9450/99
    Color
    yellow honey
    Nose
    brine, loads of peat, smoke, seaweed
    Body
    lightish mouth feel
    Palate
    big load of salt/seaweed and peat, behind this a good sweet vanilla and minerals (flint)
    Finish
    salty vanilla, then smoke of a great cigar

    mine is 43% this is one of my favorite scotches, i prefer this to the 18 b/c it is much fresher, more flavors from the distillate as opposed to the cask, havent tried 1/4 or cs 10 yet ... great price point in the U.S!

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    7850/99
    Color
    Pale honey.
    Nose
    Gasoline, Petroleum, Crude oil, iodine, burnt rubber
    Body
    Light and bitey
    Palate
    Mostly motor oil and burnt rubber.
    Finish
    The oil lingers and this is a warm drink

    Too coarse for me. All I taste is diesel engine and motor oil. I prefer balanced and rich Lagavulin or similar.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Smoke, peat - did I mention the smoke and peat.
    Body
    Surprisingly smooth.
    Palate
    Salt from an old sailors best boot mixed with the stub of a fine Havana cigar.
    Finish
    Long and strong. Wanting more.

    "What have I done", was the thought when I tasted it. I had bought a litre bottle on the way out of the country. I decided to show the wife what a great scotch tasted like after we landed. Yikes. But after getting home with my 1 litre baby, I am hooked.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Latchstring

    8050/99
    Color
    golden honey
    Nose
    NOT the same as it was in the 1990 band aid fragrance.
    Body
    Thick and syrupy enough. No complaints there.
    Palate
    Of course it was a peat bomb.
    Finish
    A good whiskey. It was and should still be a GREAT whiskey. Oh well. Things may improve.

    I learned about this from a Captain Beefheart interview. Spin 88?. Bought a bottle... advice from the Captain.Bought a bottle a couple of moths ago. In 1990 45% a.b.v. now 43%. There was a difference. Quarter cask, GREAT!, Cask strength GREAT!My advice is to hold out for those.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Dark gold
    Nose
    Floral, Tar, Peat, Iodine, Barley Sweetness, Smoke
    Body
    Velvety and substantial.
    Palate
    Rich tarry sweetness; big hospital and peat in the development.
    Finish
    Long sweet and floral.

    This is the one I give to people who have never tried Islay whisky.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9650/99
    Color
    Straw Amber
    Nose
    Heinous, smoky, band-aid...hospital.
    Body
    Pleasant, non-syrupy.
    Palate
    An old fireplace. Barley malt mash. A palmetto forest fire just after a light Florida afternoon rainstorm.
    Finish
    Clean and calming. My wife says she can smell the smoke on my breath 2-3 hours later.

    Glorious. I dont know why, but I'm drawn to the smokiness and smoothness. I drink over crushed ice. Te more it melts, the better it tastes.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Julianne

    8750/99
    Color
    Quite dark amber.
    Nose
    Peaty, heavy.
    Body
    Not as full as Quarter Cask, but still full, distinctive.
    Palate
    Mostly pear, a little less of earth, salt, iodine.
    Finish
    Warm peat.

    A great whisky, one of my favourites.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Quisnic

    9350/99
    Color
    golden amber
    Nose
    Peat, iodine, heavy smoke, black pepper with hint of sea salt & sea- weed.
    Body
    full
    Palate
    Strong peat and smoke flavour with hints of spice, seasalt, pepper and some iodine.
    Finish
    strong to the end with a nice warm tingle... invites another taste

    A dream dram! As good as the quarter cask (even through I rated it higher)...Laphroaig, you have done it again!

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Bacon

    9050/99
    Color
    Medium Amber
    Nose
    An adventure! Peat, oak, smoke, malt, complex and delicious.
    Body
    Full
    Palate
    Surprisingly light and smooth after the nose. Peat, a pleasant bit of spice, smoke, nice sweetness.
    Finish
    Here's where she comes to life. The finish is an explosion. I've never tried anything like it! It evolves and goes on for a good long while.
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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Deceptively light
    Nose
    A campfire inside a hospital by the sea with the windows open. Pungent is an understatement. My wife could smell it from accross the table!
    Body
    Light to medium oilyness. Dryish bitterness in the middle which helps balence the strong flavors here.
    Palate
    A wollup of iodine and smoke up front. There's no missing the sea salt as well. Next is vanilla. Beyond that the muted honey and citrus eventually reveals itself.
    Finish
    This is where the upfront iodine give way to pure campfire smoke that seems to linger forever. I can't think of a more quintessentially Scottish flavor than this.

    If you crave smoke and sea this will more than satisfy. Other flavors are there must fight through the peat to reveal themselves. I agree its an acquired taste as its not as sweet as some but once acquired there's no going back.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8650/99
    Color
    Border line between yellow and gold
    Nose
    Somewhat weak on the nose with hints of peat, salty water and smoke.
    Body
    Medium to Light.
    Palate
    The current 40% abv version of Laphroaig 10yo appears to be chilled filtered for appearance, there is a significant loss of oils and flavors that were present in the early versions. It could be attributed to the filtration process but that is only an opinion. In general this spirits retains the salty+peaty+smoky=Laphroaig equation. but in a more moderate/mild manner. It is sweet on the pallet like a lager beer. Overall very centrist.
    Finish
    Lingering is a 7 out of 10

    Not as good as the Cask Strength expression but still acceptable, an entry level relatively affordable Islay Malt. If you like dry, peaty and smoky spirits this is the bottle to start your evening until you have a chance to try the "real thing"

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9950/99
    Color
    A good amber color
    Nose
    A lovely smokey peat aroma with a hint of iodine/seaweed.
    Body
    Full bodied, just right.
    Palate
    Initially a nice iodine laced seaweed, then a lovely smoking peat.
    Finish
    Long finish. First you taste a distinct seaweed flavor full of iodine. It develops to a strong peaty taste.

    To date this is my favorite Scottish whiskey. It takes me back to my time in Scotland where I would smell the divine aroma of burning peat by the sea. Anyone who has this experience will find this nostalgic...

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by TradeWhisks

    9050/99
    Color
    Rich Amber, Golden
    Nose
    Brazen rush of Fresh Smoke, Sea Salt, Charcoal, a Thick air of Peat and aromatic Charcoal. Upon a second encounter the Vanilla, Citrus, Honey, and Sweet Oak begin to emerge as a marvelous monolith of olfactive balance.
    Body
    Thick, yet very balanced and easy to maneuver.
    Palate
    While the nose emerges with the heavy flavors, the palate develops first with Sweetness and Vanilla, followed by a gentle yet assertive transition to the strong troika of Peat, Charcoal, and Salt.
    Finish
    Medium - Long. The Warmth emerges after a slight delay, and lingers only momentarily. But, like all energetic matter, the magnitude of the Warmth serves as a reminder that great things often happen all at once. Fantastic.

    It is quite difficult to precisely identify the interplay of Peat and Charcoal here. At first it is raw and sensational, but then the Charcoal transitions from freshly laid to the wonderful aroma of smoldering coals after a wonderful meal has been prepared and consumed. Interesting and unforgettable.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by AdmTom

    9350/99
    Color
    Medium Amber, visually thick
    Nose
    Medicinal at first, then strong seaweed and peat if you allow yourself to linger past the initial shock.
    Body
    Coats your mouth almost like a thin oil, rolls easily around your tounge and cheeks, coating easily.
    Palate
    Ultra-smooth, uncharactaristic for a 10 year... virtually no alcohol burn. Pleasant sweetness at first, not overwhelming, but noticable. Then, if you've ever wanted to know what seaweed tastes like, you'll find out after the sweetness fades. At first I was put off by it, but now it's a taste that, like many, I've come to love and often times crave.
    Finish
    Finish matches the rest of the sip very well. It fades quicker than most whiskies I've tasted, but still stays noticeable for several seconds. The seaweed stays strong through the first few seconds of the finish, then fades with the rest of the sip.
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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by ChadDavis

    7550/99
    Color
    Yellow, not amber
    Nose
    Peat and oil. Ammonia, Pine Sol.
    Body
    Not very leggy, thin in the glass. The mouthfeel is unique, it is buttery smooth, coating ones mouth.
    Palate
    Strange flavors up front, capers, bitter herbs, followed by the smokiest sensation, a mouth full of smoke, and the fish scales, brine and sea. It's pungent, but not bitter. It isn't sharp at all, but smooth, even though a little rotten. Very old leather, damp with used motor oil.
    Finish
    Very long. The smoky sensation lingers a while. Have a glass of water handy, or a sip of The Macallan.

    I had a hard time with this 30 Dec 2011. It was objectionable. I have tasted many schotches since then and have developed my palate considerably. Today is 30 Dec 2013, and once again, I am out with Sweet Megan on her birthday. Laphroig 10 is still a daunting whisky, but i can drink it. It starts out with a strong medicinal nose, like a solvent or cleaning solution. In the mouth it is very smooth as it coats the tongue, palate and throat. Then you have a mouthful of smoke. Its potent. It is almost like drinking a lit cigar. Then as the palate fades, the finish is something like licking a fireplace where Laphroig has burned old fisherman's clothes. I know that doesn't sound appetizing, but it was a pleasurable experience, once I got past the initial peaty punch.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Eye-lah Guy

    9350/99
    Color
    Bright amber gold in the glass
    Nose
    In-your-face peat, coastal sea salt and smoky malt
    Body
    Brooding; intense
    Palate
    Initial palate is a flash of sweetness, with a blast of iodine, then incredible, intense peat invasion renders the nose a mere tease; peat is successfully balanced with malt and sea salt.
    Finish
    Finishes with the subtlety of a forest fire, and leaves one stunned and stranded on the salty coast with nothing but another pull to figure it all out.

    Not for the meek, and will lose some Speyside, Highland and even Island drinkers due to it’s utter relentlessness; but for those with the stick-to-itiveness to endure, there’s the underlying brown sugary molasses, the cinnamon raisin hints, and the guilty pleasure of having finished a fine cigar and a homemade chocolate chip cookie in the finish. Hey, no one in their right mind goes here without knowing full well what to expect, and the enlightened are rewarded with a revelation. Takes multiple tastings to sink in, even for an Islay drinker, but greatness knows no time limit...exquisite.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9550/99
    Color
    Bright shining gold
    Nose
    Intense peat and alcohol.
    Body
    Medium build, nice legs, slow descend.
    Palate
    You won't get Ardbeg or lagavulin with this one, this is strictly laphroaig in all it's glory. Hazelnut, hint of sweetness, dirt in a good way, ash in a good way, smoke, and wonderful peat. In-Your-Face status. If you give your non-appreciating guests this drink, they will stir away from scotch for all time. For the scotch enthusiasts - provide a blind tasting and they won't know the difference between this or the Brora 30 year old you're saving.
    Finish
    Long lasting finish that will have you coming for more. Great everyday dram.

    Best bang for your buck tipple. Everyday sipper status while not burning a whole in your wallet. I'm scoring this a 95 due to price and quality. The price is just excellent for a single malt of this caliber. Become a friend of Laphroaig and ditch the "J" walker.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Papa Whisky

    8950/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Peat, soft smoke, disinfectant, new bottle of motor oil
    Body
    Heavy and Oily
    Palate
    Huge peat, soft smoke, shellfish, motor oil, scope mouth wash (the green one), light salt, hints of floral
    Finish
    The peat stays with you from the arrival to the finish and then some. There's some smoke but softer then I thought it would be. The peat leaves my lips, mouth, and throat numb and tingling. The finish is long and lingering.

    This was my first experience drinking a Laphroaig whisky. The first day I opened and tasted the whisky, I was a little displeased. The motor oil smell and taste was overwhelming and unpleasent. But on the third day, the whisky seemed to have mellowed a bit and became quite enjoyable. The Alcohol is almost undetectable. It would be nice if the abv was a bit higher. Guess the CS or quater cask is next in line.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Chewleathertobacco

    5050/99
    Color
    Pale
    Nose
    Very faint.
    Body
    lake water, ultra soft.
    Palate
    Clean, soft, just sweet, crackling hint at back, not phenolic. Little yeasty. Not spirity.
    Finish
    no smoke, not phenolic. Just something like bbq hickory left in nose.

    Unhappy. Tried 80% of bottle over 2 weeks. Dont get it. . I heard LP altered this to make it more easy going to general consumer. They over did it. Boring. not smoky. Not even slightly salty. Like dewars soft malt with the custard flavour remove. What is point. Just some type of sweetness?. only other islay was Bruichladdich Peat. Love that octomore in it. Also like I'm at the sea. So pure. And energy is like mechanical force.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by (re)peat

    9650/99
    Color
    amber + mossy stone
    Nose
    Train smoke, St. Louis and Cincinnati summers, fresh peat, sea salt, kelp, barnacles, ozone, dank elevator shafts, tool sheds, turpentine, iodine, gauze, satsumas, and brine.
    Body
    Slightly oily...thick, very mouth watering.
    Palate
    Black pepper, very fresh asphalt smokiness, autumn bonfires, oak, leaf piles, iodine, toffee, vanilla, salt water, anise, hint of cinnamon. It's at it's best with just a drop of water...a 1/2 teaspoon at most will release a slight sweetness...bitter toffee and honey. simply a longing kind of spirit.
    Finish
    Warming, extremely long, and unforgettable. It haunts you from dusk until dawn and back again. i love this whisky!

    Recommended to me by my father; Laphroaig 10 was my first foray into the land(s) of single malt scotch whisky. Since then I have sought out most other peated single and blended scotch whiskies...both Islay and otherwise. As good as most have been to me, I am never without a bottle of my one and only single malt muse, the Laphroaig 10.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9950/99
    Color
    amber with dancing firelight
    Nose
    Peat, honey, iodine hit first
    Body
    silky, heavy, oily
    Palate
    big hit of peat, then a seasalt emerges, and finally, a sweetnes right on the very tip of the tongue
    Finish
    Long finish, warm and delicious that begins on the upper palette and extends down

    This the first single malt I have ever had and I don't feel the need to try anything else; this one's perfect

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9850/99
    Color
    Gold
    Nose
    Peat, Smoke, Vanilla
    Body
    Full Full Full
    Palate
    Salty with a strong almost iodine taste
    Finish
    Delicious, lingering smokiness

    Sensational on cold winter nights this is a flavour explosion well worth trying. A classic peaty, smokey Islay malt

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by JoeE

    9050/99
    Color
    Amber, a bit of caramel.
    Nose
    Peat smoke. A bit of bourbon-esque vanilla. A few drops of water release a surprising amount of sweetness. A bit more alcohol than I would like.
    Body
    Full-bodied. Heavy, oily - quite enjoyable. A good reference dram for full-bodied whisky.
    Palate
    Again, surprisingly sweet with a few drops of water. Peat smoke, obviously. Tingly.
    Finish
    Medium length but quite flavorful. Smoky and fruity. I think once you build up your tastebuds you will find this quite smooth!

    A classic Islay malt, one that should be savored over and over again. Smoke is the dominant taste here but there is still complexity. You lose some salt and earthiness with water but gain fruit and sweetness.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Dmessmer

    8950/99
    Color
    Dark amber.
    Nose
    Warm and smoky.
    Body
    Full yet smooth body.
    Palate
    Smoky with lots of peat. Taste of barbecue, with gentle hints of sweetness mixed with peppery hotness.
    Finish
    Warm and smoky.

    A bold and distinctive malt. I served this at a tasting and the aroma of so many pours filled the room and was a big hit. Full of flavor, and a great example of the virtue of peatiness.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Peatsack

    9050/99
    Color
    soft amber
    Nose
    light fruit, smoked moss ( in a good way )
    Body
    full body, hits your tongue hard
    Palate
    smokey, salt water seasoned, light fruit at the end
    Finish
    fruit and old campfire

    i had to work up to the laphroaig. now that i have, i can't be without it. it is truly an amazing scotch. everyone should at LEAST try it. don't be afraid of the smokey peat. it's your friend! cheers PEATSACKED!

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Jerzy

    9050/99
    Color
    Dark amber
    Nose
    Smokey earth
    Body
    Medium oil.
    Palate
    A kick in the pants from smoke, salty sea and a touch of honey.
    Finish
    Smoke followed by a nice tingle but smooth.

    If your a peat and smoke fan this is a must try! Try neat then add a few drops of water to release the sweetness if you wish.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Peater Tchaikovsky

    9150/99
    Color
    backlit glowing gold
    Nose
    Wet wood making a smoky campfire on a beach. Burning cedar and a salty seabreeze.
    Body
    Oily and medium bodied. It has a syrupy thickness to it. Like distilled water.
    Palate
    Punch in the face from PEAT. Followed my sea salt, nori paper (like seaweed paper in sushi), and then black licorice. Add 4-5 drops of dist. water and you get more sweet dried fruit. Too much and you will just get smoky tasting again and no other nuance.
    Finish
    saturates the mouth with heat, especially the front if you lick your lips. Long lasting finish, tastes like you smoked a cigar.

    Lots of specific personality. Memorable and worth having as an example of good heavily, seabreezed, peated and aged islay scotch to share that won't really break the bank, but will also impress.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9250/99
    Color
    amber
    Nose
    heavy smoke,peat&phenol
    Body
    full body thick& yet smooth
    Palate
    peat iodine salt & smoke
    Finish
    nice long finish & warm.Good winter drink neat!

    the best!

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Mike O.

    9050/99
    Color
    Amber
    Nose
    Very comforting smokey, earthy,with a hint of citrus.
    Body
    Full bodied, slightly oily, but great legs
    Palate
    Smokey,peaty, a bit of salt.
    Finish
    Nice long warm finish, starts slowly

    My very 1st bottle that I purchased and very glad I did.Wonderfully peaty and smokey, the flavor lasts.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9750/99
    Color
    Honey Amber
    Nose
    Earthy Peat,salt air, Iodine, Boozy Alcohol.
    Body
    Thick,slick,oily.
    Palate
    Huge Peat and Iodine, salt. It taste like it smells, but explosively. With a slight touch of water it opens up to a Sweet and fruity smoky nectar. Delicious. Easy on the water, don't kill it.
    Finish
    Long, long finish. And, no surprise, lots of peat and alcohol, with a lingering fruity sweetness that makes you want to do that again.

    Not for beginners. Laphroaig is an acquired taste that becomes an addiction. There are other Islay Single Malts, but Laphroaig is the King. Slàinte!

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8950/99
    Color
    AMBER GOLD
    Nose
    SMOKE, HEAVY PEAT, SALT, MEDICINAL
    Body
    FULL BODIED, OILY
    Palate
    LOTS OF PEAT, SMOKE, SALTY, MALT, SWEET, CITRUSY, OAK
    Finish
    A LONG WARM FINISH

    ROBBIE

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by M.C.

    9150/99
    Color
    Topaz and Gold
    Nose
    Smokey, peaty, new leather, meaty.
    Body
    Full bodied, mildly oily.
    Palate
    You can taste the peat and sea salt. Add a splash of cold spring water and you can taste the malt.
    Finish
    LONG finish. I was enjoying it well after my last sip. Warm going down, but the warmth fades. The "smoke" lingers.

    I was turned onto this malt by a Scotsman while I was on a business trip to the UK. Not my favorite glass to drink regularly, but a must have for a cold, rainy night. Cheers!

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Casspiper

    9550/99
    Color
    Light Amber
    Nose
    Smoke!!!, leather, sweet,
    Body
    very full bodied. beautiful long legs
    Palate
    smoky like a nice roaring fire. then sweet as it rolls over the tongue. woody and crisp. very smooth
    Finish
    after the swallow the fire quickly rises a little but not strong at all. smoky sweetness lingers for a long while.

    Exceptional whisky. was not expecting the smoke i was about to recieve, however it has grown on me. great whisky

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Rybit

    9250/99
    Color
    Light honey
    Nose
    Peat smoked beef
    Body
    Smooth and alive, exploding with character.
    Palate
    Peat, Salt, Pronounced Smoke
    Finish
    A short initial finish that never completely disappears and leaves your senses in shock. Warm and Meaty.

    Surprisingly smooth, an extremely enjoyable dram! Reminds me of a Slim Jim.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9350/99
    Color
    Medium gold
    Nose
    Peat, fair amount of smoke, and some kind of citrus fruit
    Body
    Oily and full
    Palate
    Simple and beautiful. They know they don't need to doll it up with other crap. Lots of peat; more than average smoke, and some sweetness; maybe honey?
    Finish
    Long, but not overlong, and surprisingly little burn for a young scotch.

    One of a kind; exceptionally peaty and smokey. A true Islay. Peat is more prominent than in any other malt I've tasted, but it is less smokey than Lagavulin, in my opinion. If you enjoy in-your-face flavors in your scotch, this one is for you.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9550/99
    Color
    Dark golden caramel
    Nose
    Like warm earth heated over shurbs.
    Body
    Viscous.
    Palate
    Nutty, peaty, orangey.
    Finish
    Lingering ascendancy making you thirstily want more.

    Have tried Glenlivet, Dalwhinnie, Bruichladdich, Glen Moray, Glenmorangie, Suntory, Ardbeg and this is absolutely deliciously the best.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by John Wesley

    8950/99
    Color
    Amber gold
    Nose
    Its like a campfire on the beach on a fall day
    Body
    Full. oily, viscous feel on the tongue
    Palate
    Surprisingly sweet once you get past the peat, salt, and slight licorice.
    Finish
    Exquisite, long, bright, distinctive

    I have drunk this scotch many times. It always surprises me when I have not had it for a while how unique and satisfying it is. I am a big fan of Laguvulin 16, but in certain circumstances, I prefer the Laphroaig 10 over anything. Definitely not a scotch for beginners.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Theupandcomingcorey

    9550/99
    Color
    Golden Amber
    Nose
    Alcohol, smoke, PEAT!
    Body
    Full bodied.
    Palate
    Peat, smoke, oak, very medicinal tasting.
    Finish
    This one stays with you, it has a haunting flavor. I have had whiskies before and forgotten what they tasted like a week later, you will never forget what Laphroaig tastes like.

    I very much enjoyed this Scotch and I think it has the most unique and full bodied flavor of any Scotch I have ever had.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by ColoradoDram

    8650/99
    Color
    Honey gold.
    Nose
    Canned pear syrup, a bit of smoke and sea.
    Body
    Very viscous oily bath, full-bodied.
    Palate
    Faint fruit on the front and middle of the tongue, massive smoke and charred mesquite wood everywhere.
    Finish
    Yet more massive peat smoke - as smokey as it gets! Quite smooth for a youthful expression. Dry salty afterbreath.

    No need to light a campfire - just drink this scotch. I appreciate the simple Islay beauty this purveys, but it's one-dimensional beauty.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9050/99
    Color
    Urine
    Nose
    Wow. Strong salt, smoke, ...seaweed.
    Body
    Oily, peat comes through immediately.
    Palate
    Plasticky smoke. Salt under your tongue. Add a drop of water to calm it - becomes much more pleasant.
    Finish
    Inlaws - not going anywhere any time soon. Stupid grin comes ten seconds after swallowing.

    Though immensely strong, the flavors are just fantastic. Welcome to Islay. A man's drink.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    9950/99
    Color
    amber gold
    Nose
    sweet woody smell,
    Body
    dfull in flavour, explodes in you mouth, goes down smooth
    Palate
    sugar
    Finish
    warm and fuzzy

    best damn whiskey i have tasted

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Mathews

    9550/99
    Color
    gold
    Nose
    medicinal
    Body
    full-bodied and oily
    Palate
    oaky, salty, & smoky
    Finish
    ever-lasting sea salt and smoke

    Perhaps the best value in scotch.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Anonymous

    8850/99
    Color
    golden amber
    Nose
    Heavy peat.
    Body
    Medium-bodied.
    Palate
    Peat. Peat. Peat.
    Finish
    A nice long, enjoyable phenolic phinish!

    Search the archives of "The Atlantic Monthly" for a very nice article by Corby Kummer some years ago. He went through the distilleries of Islay, and described the Laphoaig 10-year very nicely.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Zredd

    8850/99
    Color
    amber gold
    Nose
    iodine, peat smoke, sea spray, antiseptic
    Body
    soft, dry, tangy
    Palate
    strong! explodes in the mouth, not too dry, cedar, cigar smoke, salt, palm leaves, anise
    Finish
    med and clean, mettalic, smoke lingers good and long, finally antiseptic

    Like the afterglow of a fine cigar, you know you have indulged in a smoky pleasure for some time.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Red Hare

    7450/99
    Color
    Straw gold
    Nose
    Faint leather, peat, smoke, hint of cumin, grapefruit. Chinese prawn crackers.
    Body
    Grainy and numbing. Like walking on the beach with sand between your toes.
    Palate
    Seaweed, cedar wood. Peat comes through strongly. Sweet and citrusy.
    Finish
    Lingers long. Miso soup with lots of dried seaweed.Cigars come through right at the end.

    Japanese and Chinese food by the seaside. In days gone by you could smoke in restaurants here in the UK, but no more.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Eddie

    8950/99
    Color
    Golden Amber
    Nose
    Heavy Medicinal, like walking into an Emergency Room. Then Sea weed, Smoke and Peat, I'am not talking a hint of this or a hint of that, These aromas knock you on your ASS.
    Body
    Medium on the Thin Side.
    Palate
    Sweet, Smoke, Salt and Peat, The taste of sea water like when you just swam in the ocean.
    Finish
    Medium, Soft, sweet Like those Butterscotch hard candies of years gone bye.

    This was the 43% ABV... From medicinal to candy this one was good. One of the big boys, This one earns the title of one of the STRONGEST Tasting Single Malts Around. (My Wife loved the after taste of this one).

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Saul

    8050/99
    Color
    Light Honey.
    Nose
    Fruity. Very soft with almost no burn full strength.
    Body
    Light. Wet.
    Palate
    It reminds me of pale malt. It's a sweet and light taste. There's also a bit of a bitterness to it, like eating a dandilion stalk. Probably peat, and lots of it. A little bit salty.
    Finish
    Comes on really strong but diminishes rapidly. Not warming.

    Good for some quick excitement. Might not drink too much of it in one sitting though. Like salty food, best taken in small amounts.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Fyoder

    7450/99
    Color
    A new penny.
    Nose
    Complex and perfumy. Bitter citrus. Briney.
    Body
    Dry and burning. Thin.
    Palate
    Malt, Bitter citrus, Burnt toast.
    Finish
    Fast and clean. Warm.

    Elegant and inoffensive.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Colin

    7550/99
    Color
    Yellow Peach
    Nose
    Immediate and very distinct peat. Iodine.
    Body
    Light and crisp. Very dry. Powerful flavours.
    Palate
    Strong peat with lots of alcohol burn. More than expected from a 40% whisky. Malt.
    Finish
    Warm and fast. Can burn the back of the throat. Very slightly sour at the end.

    Laphroaig 10 is the whisky that made me a whisky drinker. I suspect it has had the same effect on many others. Many call it a love it or hate it malt, which perhaps makes it a poor choice as a first single malt, but i sure loved it. I consider it the purest definition of Islay.

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    Laphroaig 10 Year Old
    Review by Ajaj

    9450/99
    Color
    Dark amber
    Nose
    Peat, salt
    Body
    Full, salty, good kick
    Palate
    Salt, peaty
    Finish
    Long finish

    Simply wonderful. Full bodied for a 10 year old scotch. A favorite

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