Laphroaig Triple Wood

Laphroaig Triple Wood
WhiskyLaphroaig Triple Wood
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
TypeSingle Malt
CaskBourbon cask, Quarter cask, Sherry (Oloroso)
Abv48%
Rating 85/100
Reviews of Laphroaig Triple Wood
says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100

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says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 92/100

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says on February 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

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Gentle but peated with interesting taste and complexity

says on February 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 88/100
Color: Pale staw

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Last week I replaced my finished Quarter Cask with this unfiltered and uncoloured Triple Wood.
Before beeing botlled at 48%, it had triple maturation. Bourbon, quarter and oloroso casks.
Clear traces of all three can be found troughout te tasting.

Starting of the nosing with the bourbon part, a sweet vanilla and caramel at front. Followed by nutty wood and a floral touch. Orange, lemon and a rubbery salty peat, covered with tones of sherry complete this very allround nosing.

Sweet smoke on the taste. A lot sweeter, but less
tarry/peaty than other Laphroaig's I tasted.
The bourbon caramel and the oloroso sherry fruits are also present.
The spicy part comes from clove pepper and liquorice.

The medium/dry/spicy/peaty/sweet/sherry finish has a lot to offer and discover.

That said, this is a strange one.
It definitely has more layers and components than the QC but strangely enough it feels less balanced.

I brought this one to a tasting last saturday where it coincidently had its turn after the QC.
All 7 contributers gave there thumb's up for the 10€ cheaper brother of this TW.

After this one is finished, the QC gets it's spot on my shelf back again.

Still a descent 88 points.

says on February 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Pale staw

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On the nose I get notes from the bourbon and sherry barrels, in particular I get vanilla, raisin and apricot. The palate is a smoldering campfire with earthy flavor from the peat as well as fruity notes from the sherry casks. The finish is long and spicy with notes of cinnamon and smoke and a hint of vanilla at the very end. This is an excellent dram.

says on February 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100

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says on January 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100

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says on December 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 88/100

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says on December 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

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Good strong peat flavor

says on December 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 13/100
Color: Gin clear

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too much peat!

says on December 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100

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says on November 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100

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says on November 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

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Guter solider

Nose

Süße Rosinen und cremige Aprikosen in Verbindung mit einer angenehmen Rauchigkeit

Palate

Cremige auf der Zunge. Torfrauch verbindet sich mit Vanille und Frucht und Sherrysüße. Mit etwas Wasser geht es in Richtung Zitrus und Gewürze.

Finish

süßer Karamell Geschmack bleibt zurück

says on November 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 100/100

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says on November 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100

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says on September 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100

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says on August 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100

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says on July 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

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TL/DR - nice smokey scotch with a fair amount of peat but enough sweetness to be very drinkable

Aroma - peat and wood

Taste - initial semi sweet sherry gives way to a mid flavor burn with a smokey finish reminiscent of a nice camp fire

Mouth feel - full bodied

says on June 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

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Great peated whisky. Not too extreme yet very powerful. Great price as well.

says on June 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100

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says on June 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100

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says on April 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Old gold

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This is my favorite of the Laphroaig line of scotches. It has the right amount of peat, smoke, and sweetness.

says on April 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

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Not that smokey for a laphroaig single malt whisky. Smooth with a hint of woodyness mixed with sherry. Very good in my opinion!

says on February 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Deep gold

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The best peated whisky I have tasted so far. You can feel it has matured in ex-bourbon barrels. A notable progress from the basic 10 year old.

says on January 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

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Like getting a punch in the face from a boxer who's wearing velvet boxing gloves. My favorite Laphroaig thus far.

Nose

peat, hints of red fruit, peach. A whiff of iodine. A wet townsquare, where the fish market took place until two hours ago.

Palate

heavy peat in a sherried wrapping. Salt, ash, vanilla, smoke and red fruit. The characteristic Laphroaig band aid signature, but this time in a velvety package.

Finish

creamy Chocolate, bitter coffee and a fading mix of gentle spices and sweet peatsmoke.

says on November 29, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Deep gold

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Smooth medicinal flavor with hints of vanilla oak all shrouded in smoke and peat. The finish is long and savory!

says on November 15, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

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피트감 충만한 첫향과 다르게 동그랗게 말아들어가는 부드러운 맛이 너무 기분좋음 맛있다

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Sweet
  • Wood
  • Sherry
  • Vanilla
  • Spice
  • Fruit
  • Smoky
  • Salt
  • Strong
  • Fire
  • Medicinal
  • Dry
  • Delicate
  • Good
  • Oloroso
  • Oak
  • Full body
  • Complex
  • Unusual
  • Pepper
  • Oil
  • Iodine
  • Caramel
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