wch1122 says on July 8, 2020
Peaty, smoky with some sweetness
|Whisky||Laphroaig 10 Year Old|
|Age||10 years old|
Peaty, smoky with some sweetness
It was a cold mid-winter's night in a tiny village on the North Coast of Scotland. An open fire burned as the wind howled and a friendly neighbouring local offered me a bottle of Laphroig, advising me to drink 'as if it were my own' . That was my introduction to truly big flavour, and I've spent the subsequent years looking for whiskies that can provide such a memorable experience. So although I'd tried plenty of different whiskies up to that point, I consider Laphroig 10 to be the starting point and inspiration for my whisky journey.
Never been a fan of the heavy peat, but am now collecting and trying them all! Its smoky, like something badly burnt. Unpleasant, sooty, with just a hint of spirit on the nose, then a surprisingly nice hint of wine, smoked nonetheless, but acceptable. Full bodied yet, for me, no real lasting finish, very short, the "smoke" remains, but with each sip, I'm becoming a little more accepting. Will do a follow up review, because I finished up enjoying my very generous dram!
1. Pungent, biting. Hint of spirit
2. Hickory, BBQ rub ?
1. Smoky, but ok. The nose is stronger. Burnt brown sugar.
1. Very short, peaty.
They got so Much better.
I've read the reviews on this and was a little apprehensive. Tasting it, I was surprised to find a wonderfully balanced malt. Strong peat on the nose, some smoke, vegetal notes. On the palate, it is not aggressive at all. Vegetal notes become more pronounced, a little bit of seaweed and ofcourse peat. Sweetness becomes apparent too, on even more so on the finish.
peaty and light finish. nothing better than okong seafood and a bottle of this.
Bardzo dobra, bardzo dymna, smolista, z delikatną słodyczą i równocześnie słonym smakiem.
Mogę być tendencyjny, bo lubię whisky dymne, ale naprawdę warto.
Big smoke, iodine, lysol, sunburnt grass, apples. When it breeds few minutes, smoke fly away, stays some floral flavours.
Smoke, tar, iodine, ash, delicate sweetness from baked apples, bit of salt and sour. Oily.
Hot, long, peaty and smokey.
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Aroma: Leder, Rauch, Seetang, Salz, Medizinischer Rauch, Süße, Gerste, Vanille,
Geschmack: Seetang, Süße, Medizinischer Rauch, Salz, Öl,
Abgang: Maritime Noten, Süße, Rauch, Herb,
Smooth peated whisky.
Affumicato con lieve sentore a mare. Lascia un piacevole aroma affumicato in bocca dopo aver bevuto.
This Whisky got me into exploring the world of Whisky, lovely strong smell of peat and smoke, which also comes through on the palette, long smokey finish, with a little bit of sweetness on the end.
For the price you get a great option to start with islay!
For a 10 yo very nice!
salty smoky sweet peaty medicinal. well balanced and better than the Select.
Smoky peat spices liquorice, salt. sweeter iodine/sticking plasters wood smoke
Salty vanilla sweetness TCP oak spice cardamom/black pepper/chilli.
drying savoury tarry iodine complex.
Stark rauchig, phenolisch und süß. Im Mund Rauch dann angenehme Süße, kurzer Abgang.
One of the best-known Islay Whiskys even to none-drinkers. Took me a while to even get used to the particular smell of peat smoke and medicine and longer to appreciate the taste of even stronger peatiness and rubber. Not an everyday sipper for me and one some days it's the perfect dram.
Peat, smoke, chinese medicine, moss, wet grass
Cranked up notes from the nose, with additional rubber, iodine, roots and seaweed. Light mouthfeel and very smooth. Barely any burn from the alcohol.
Long aftertaste of smoke and medicinal bitterness. Unexpectedly not dry at all.
strong flavor, smooth
Medicinal peat, intense smoke, iodine and brine. The intense flavours are backed up by a pleasent lightness in the form of citrus, herbal and sweetness. Nice whisky.
I can say only "splendid"
Amazing bottle. Love it.
Neus : chloor , muf vochtig
Smaak: vlak vanille , hout
Afdronk: kort kil
One of my first Islay loves, always enjoy coming back to it. Iodine smoke and still fairly light and easy drinking. If you like that sort of thing
The typical "medical smoke Laphroaig". A very nice and smoky dram with a light body and that iodine-ness that embodies the love it or hate nature of the distillery. Lovely.
great stuff. love the iodine notes.
Peat!! Definitelly a special Whisky, but unfortunally the taste/smell is way too strong for me.
peaty, medicinal, light body, short, slight smoke, not sweet nor salty
OMG ... I think I have found my home. smoke and peat with honey hiding in the background.
delightful smoke and peatiness. smooth scotch
peaty smoky heaven
Medicinal and Smoky. Bonfire. My first introduction to Single Malts.
Strong, sharp, peaty aroma with a hint of vanilla. Smooth body with notes of perries. Long intense "medical" finish with distinct notes of smoke, peat and black pepper.
very smooth! a lil bit burning but the first whiskey i can dri k straight!
BUT - the typical laphroaig smell and taste is a 2 of 10^^
still i like it!
Weaker version of lagavulin 16 on all aspects. Similar to ardbeg, should compare side by side.
I find it hard to distinct flavors behind the thick layer of peat smoke.
Ahhhh... Wie ein guter alter Freund den man lange nicht mehr gesehen hat. Eine große Umarmung von Torf, Seetang, Jod verpackt in unaufdringlicher medizinischer Süße! Der lange, warme Abgang ist wie ein Schulterklopfen zum Abschied! Schnörkellos, ehrlich, treu und immer wieder eine Freude den alten Bekannten zu treffen...
really love the flavors!!
Rauch. Süß. Fertig. Toller Standard, für mich ist der Quarter-Cask - durch den höheren Alkohol-Gehalt und die stärkere Eiche - bei vergleichbarem Preis aber besser. Trotzdem klare Kaufempfehlung für Rauch-Liebhaber.
Strong smoky peat.. Had neat.. May be few drops of lemon
Very tasty whisky, peaty and smoky, with long finish. Not for daily dram, to drink during cold winter evening !
Strong peat smoky flavor with sweet finish. Good islay but not great. Decent whiskey for the money but there are better scotches for the money.
th first taste is mild sweet then sharp and a very rich and smokey aftertaste, smells like soft sweet and liqorish fungus
Dry after taste, no wather required.
I like it.
Very smoky. Underneath the smoke is a remembrance of hospital smell. Smoky as well in taste. Long finish. Quite similar with Ardbeg 10 but with less sweet notes.
Smokey and peaty, just the way I like them
one of my favourites. very peaty and characteristic taste. sparked my interest in whisky.
had it in a bar, not sure if the taste has been changed being an opened bottle. I was surprised by the fact that it was not as smoky as I have expected it to be
Turpeinen, savuinen, ehkä jopa liikaa
lievästi pistävä, jopa vähän tunkkainen
pitkä pehmenee loppuun
Bon whisky, fumé, tourbé à souhait, rond, pas agressif mais ... un peu simple, palette aromatique limitée
Un goût médicinal bien original mais manquant de complexité.
Iodine, smoke. Smoke, light brine and lemons on the mouth. Finishes with a bit spice...cedar? Medium finish, really like this.
Peaty with a smooth warm finish
Strong taste but to sweet for me
Strong iodine smell, peaty with a vanilla taste. Lingering after taste. Would highly recommend
A long, long, long time ago... this Stuff was my first experience of Islay malts... And this is whisky which made me fall in love with Islay malts...😍
Peat, smoky, medicinal, rich brown sugar...
Peat, seaweed, vanilla, iodine, dark chocolate...
Smoky, spicy, sea salt, kelp...
Very Peaty and very nice
Clear and peaty. Closely to Ardbeg 10 but not so hot and spicy. For peaty lovers. The second for me after Ardbeg, but it is the second best.
Old cigar and tar.
sweetness like never tasted in peated whisky before
very long after taste.. lingering
Medicinal peat fin
a great every day scotch very peaty and Smoky very smooth and mellow and not overly expensive'
peat and smoke. couldn't ask for more
iodine, seaweed, medicinal herbs, liquorice. Everything is matched with an abundance of peat and smoke
Very long finish
Wonderful Islay's expression.
To be honest I prefer the QC even though it's a little bit more expensive
try the quarter cask..
Very peaty and full of character. Not an easy drink but definitely an experience.
Peat/smoke and some salt.
Zachte, volle smaak. Je ruikt en proeft turf.
Truly sublime, smoky, salty and medicinal.
My first peat love
One of the only whiskies I can’t stand. Rips my throat out every time I try a dram
niet helemaal mijn ding. Hier moet je echt van houden
a must if u like peat
This would be an excellent pick for someone who likes peat a lot
peaty smoky small beast. lot of peat in smell, smoke and tarr, old railway sleepers, som chemicals, bandaids and finally fruits and chocolate. sharp astringent taste with lot of smoke, moonshine bit metallic. long creamy finish with old wood.
it takes time to get used to peaty whisky but it is worth it
Very strong smoke taste.
For the price one of the best.
Smoke smoke and smoke
peat, smoke and smooth alcohol
peat, smoke, good
Really don’t like this, too harsh and burnt. Just a taste of burnt peat.
Mijn favoriete herfst en winter whisky. Zeer uitgesproken whisky. Love it or hate it.
i love the this one. smoke, salt, sea, hospital. like a smokey slap in your face. first on the nose its heavy smoke, but later it flows away and it becomes sweeter. 100/100 for price worthy
Medical, peaty, in one word genius
I’ve been drinking this 10-year-old Islay for well over 15 years. I find it to be consistent in its strength, complexity, and overall characteristics. It lives up to its reputation for being heavy in peat and smoke. After trying other Islay Scotches, I’ve settled on this, Ardbeg and Laphroaig quarter cask. Compared to the 18-year-old and some other Laphroaig caskings it is much rougher, but more complex. Iodine, smoke and peat dominate with some sweet. Great with beef, a cigar or chocolate.
Smoky, medicinal and sweet.
Starts like iodine, mellows to smoky and sweet.
Smoke. My wife thinks I’ve been smoking a cigar!
Very interesting peat and smoke blend. Earthy and pharmaceutical on the nose. Sharp and complex in the mouth. Earthy aftertaste.
pharmaceutical, peat, smoke
earth, smoke, sharp
smooth, peat, earth.
medicine, smoke, peat, salt, balanced
Many people like the heavily peated taste, but to me these taste like anticeptic. Low rating from me as I gave the bottle away.
always a fine choice
erdig, torfig, rauchig, intensiv, seetang, leicht medizinisch
First introduction to heavy peat flavor, keep coming back to it.
heavy earth, peat, rich, smoke, warm, salt, pine
This one is very gentle, easy drinking peat. Excellent value, one of my favourites to buy regularly
Smoky campfire. Special spot in my heart - helped me discover scotch and islay <3 <3
It is like frenchkissing an ashtray and loving it!
iodine, seaweed, salt, big fat lumps of smoky peat, wet burned ashes and charcoal, phenolic
a bit sharp the first moment, but than all of its smokiness reveals itselves. Peat mixed with smoke of burnt wood and wet cigars (if this makes sense), a faint touch of oak followed by a stronger sensation of salt, with in the background just a little touch of vanilla sweetness and, finally, in the throat some salty liquorice
long and smoky, ash, with some smoked nutts in the end to give it just a little sweet note at the very end.
Peat, iodine, seaweed, but not too briny, BBQ and citrus, pushes you to being a peathead if you like it or not, this whisky embodies go hard or go home
I started to like smoky whiskeys after the first sip of this one, it has all the great tastes that I enjoy from a good whisky!
ITS MEANT TO TASTE LIKE THAT!!!!
Sweet and smoky ending in a salty and bitter finish. A pleasant and peaty dram that doesn't really astound but is fairly enjoyable. I would appreciate more explosiveness on the palate and added complexity on the nose.
torfig, rauchig, mild
Heavy black earth and peat with a wee touch of smoke and burn
smoke fire, burnt oak, peat
dry peat and woodsmoke, a bit of tobacco
smooth with a simmering burn
love the smell of this whiskey feels like you are on the Scottish highlands
Smoky, iodine, salty, sharp
Lots of peat, not for everyone but I'm one of the lucky ones!
A lot of peat, not for beginners.
ein sehr torfiger rauchigen Whiskey typisch für die region
Not the taste of Mine. The Prince is not fitting at all. There are better Whiskeys made by Discounters.
I prefer the products of Talisker.
Plenty of smoke in a wonderfully smooth character which follows all the way through. Medicinal qualities.
Not as good as the Quarter Cask.
Smoked Wood & cigars, a subtle warm fruity sweetness.
Smoky woods & gently herbaceous, nothing overpowering; in-fact really quite smooth. Spices arise from the oak character.
Smooth, gentle pepper presents carrying more smoke and a gentle peat.
nose is peat and menthol 8 minute airtime. palate is peat, menthol, wheatgrass, spearmint, burnt mesquite long finish. a whole meal in one 4 minute sip. Great whiskey
torfig, nichts für Anfänger, aber sehr lecker
Generic Laphroaig. Smooth and peaty. Usually available at most pubs, so it's a great go to.
Medicinal and iodine flavors overwhelm
iodine and light smoke aromas. light peat and smoke flavour. Supple sweet and spice finish.
Smokey but ironically light on peat, this whisky provides the brine and iodine flavors in perfect harmony with the heavy, almost creosote, smoke.
the scotch of my youth!
Starke Nase, Nadelwald, Kräuter, Eukalyptus, Feuchtes Holz. Im Geschmack rauchig, barbecue, Kümmel. Angenehmer torfig, betäubender Abgang. Als rauchiger Standard definitiv empfehlenswert und etwas günstiger als der direkte Konkurrent Ardbeg Ten welcher etwas mehr Rauch hat, dafür gibt der Laphroaig mehr Geschmacksrichtungen her und wirkt komplexer.
Very good dram for the money, but I like the quarter cask much more. Simply gives more input.
Strong smoke creeping around the glass and into the nose. Phenolice iodine. Lemongras and ginger. And a little aniseed.
Warm, smoky, dry, a bit vanilla.
Peaty medium finish with light oak bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel.
Classic "band-aid" nose and palate. Very strong smoke and peat, my kind of Scotch. You will either love or hate this whisky, I love it
One of my favorite standards. Smokey barbecue. Massive, rich peat. Barley sugar. Some vanillins. Finish is only medium length, but who cares? it's delicious, and amazing for its price.
one of my standard whiskys to have at home
Very smoky and very strong on the nose and the flavour. For me very well combined with sweet milk chocolate.
Smoke and Iron.
Smoke, peaty and a hint of salt.
Smooth but heavy and long.
en kraftig whisky med duft af læder og tjære
stevige en smaakvolle whisky
peat, seaweed, banana's
One of my standards.
Smokey and Peaty. As the bottle empties, it mellows to reveal honey flavors.
Smooth, smoky and peaty
Good tasty and fragrant whisky. Smokey, but somewhat less enjoyable than Ardbeg for my taste.
Nicely smokey with a touch of wood. Always a good choise!
A go to whisky as daily dram for peat lovers. Smoke, peat, iodine, not for everyone. Dividing opinions is their slogan for a reason now.
The go to peaty malt; smokey iodine with a sweet malty finish.
smooth and flavorful
Nice whiskey its a hint of medicine but not to much. Definitely not a beginner's whiskey. I like it, and the price is good! Best drank with a dash of water.
Smoke, hidden away fruits.
Strong finish stays with you for a while.
A great full bodied scotch that hits you with peat and smoke across the room. A beautiful attack with sea salt, pears, and a dash of medicine. The finish lingers for a moment with a slightly harsh refrain of the same flavors. All in all, a good peated scotch, but needs a couple more years in the barrel.
Strong notes of peat, smoke, and sea salt.
Oily palate with notes of pears, peat, iodine, and seaweed.
Harsh, but good length. Shows it's peatiness here too.
Great peated malt
nice peated scotch but lucks alcohol
A massive peat punch, but I really like it. Briney, smokey, great
Though the 15 year Laphroaig is Sublime the 10 year is just too young and harsh.
A classic Laphroaig. Quite heavily peated (which I like) as a Laphroaig should be. Not quitethe character you get from older Laphroaigs but still a really nice dram.
Lovely stuff. Favourite thing I have tried so far on my short whiskey tasting journey. Smokey the way I like it.
really peated, good one for starters
Too peaty for me more like cough medicine
Een geur van rook gevuld met jodium, teer en zeezout. De smaak is verrassend fris met citrus en zoetig. Echt een heel aparte whisky. Top!!
a classic for a reason. smells strongly of seawater, moves into a beautifully balanced smoky salt water, seaweed, and cereal notes. the finish is long and of that distinct sea water smokiness.
Very strong smoke and peat. Lots of other flavours. Typical Islay. Will buy again.
Peated, smoked. Smooth but provocative. Unforgettable.
beautiful pure smoke
very smoky taste and smell. my new favourite
lots of flavoure. strong. peated. so fare my favorit..
lovely peated, wait 8-10 minutes before seeping
fait le job.une valeur sûre.
So tasty. Such a strong peaty/smokey smell and taste
first whiskeys i have had so hard to say.. well smoked beers are better than.. so here we are..good, but not much to reference against
Rauch, Rauch und Rauch
Sehr viel Rauch, Desinfektionsmittel, Jod, leichte Vanille
Wieder viel Rauch und medizinisch, dabei mild und ölig, etwas Salz
Lange verbleibender Rauch, etwas Eichenwürze
An excellent whisky. if you like smoke or peat and haven't tried this your doing it wrong.
Peaty, smoky, iodine and faint fruits (possibly plum?). Nice neat but a drop of water really brings out the best of the flavours.
very smokey with some fruity ubdertones
Medicinal TCP flavour, over overwhelming peaty taste
Too peaty for me, but generally good
very oily, one taste all the way through... namely the band-aid flavor. I don't think it's as bold as I expected...very smooth but that peat flavor just isn't for me.
very smoky one, love it!
Smoke and peat with sea weed and iodine...Nice on palate
Rich peat flavour but balanced well with sweet taste.
Very strong peat taste. It overpowers the drink
beautiful nose: warm and smoky, but deep
palate: short and sweet, not a strong burn.
A very good everyday peated whisky
Gross. If one were to stew bandaids in Anbesol, throw in a little alcohol and dirt, they'd have a pretty close match to Laphroaig. I guess I'm not sophisticated enough for this one.
a real peat monster. lots of smoke and some iodine. besides that, it has a nice sweet taste also. the finish is a little dry.
peat, smoke...more peat and smoke. also a little medicinal. iodine/bandage
first a very nice sweet taste. not long after that the peat and smoke kick in.
a little dry and smokey finish. in a good way ;-)
Strong smoke taste.
Its after nightfall. Men sit around a campfire laughing and telling stories. The smell of the sea hangs heavily in the air. They have just finished a meal of fresh venison stew. Suddenly shots ring out. Someone has just realized that instead of packing a nice kentucky bourbon or speyside scotch, some asshole brought Laphroaig. Kidding aside, Islay scotches are an acquired taste. I appreciate it for what it is....primal, smoky, peaty, and delicious after a hearty meal.
rauchig - torfig, salzig wie das Meer
nice. gotta be in the mood for fire
phenolisch erinnert an krankenhaus dezente süße
rauchig, sehr starke phenolische Richtung , dezente süße
Wow !! What a great Islay whisky !! Laphroaig 10 Years always returns in my collection.
Medicinal odour, but quite sweet and greatly gentle. Love it or hate it. Amazing product.
very peaty and smokey. spicy in the finish.
takes time tasting
heavy peat, malty sweetness well balanced. sometimes too heavy for me
One of my favorites. Love the peat and smoke flavor.
Delicious peat and smoky flavor.
Rich and peaty, but a bit medical. Needs more time to compare to the likes of Laga, but a strong example of Islay at a drinkable price.
not good. peat flavoring is not my thing.
Peat and smoke; very unique; amazing!
Legendary Islay classic. Peaty, smoky, salty. Good value.
Phenolic smoke, peat and salt. Sweetness coming slowly. Not very complex.
Smoke above sweetness. Salted honey, some maritime notes. Not as peaty as the nose. Pretty smooth.
Medium. Would be better with higher alcohol level.
cracking whisky, smoke, peat, and sea salt!
Bit too much smoke for my liking. Bit if that's your thing it's great as an everyday dram
Like drinking a campfire. My absolute favorite.
Un de mes préférés dans les classiques.
iodine, hospital, first glass strong taste, when tasting more whisky's before laphroaig, less strong.
For me this whisky is the pure taste of Islay. Smoke, peat, salt, oak and a surprising sweetness. Tastes like a campfire on the beach.
good whisky with smoky taste
Typisch für diese Marke ist der Ölige geschmack
Great whiskey, sampled with a good friend in conjunction with Balvenie 12 yr double wood, and enjoyed both a great deal! This one ìs definitely smokier, but had less flavour.
Fantastische whisky! Zeer mannelijk! Stevig rokerige turf smaak. Afdronk is toch zacht en lang. Geweldig voor de koude winter dage
A bit more smoky. The smoke covers much of flavour, but still tasty.
smoke smoke smoke...great
Really love it. Inexpensive and a world of its own .
Big smoke, big peat, big sea air taste. My favorite Scotch, a true classic
lekker. peat. mooie afdronk. blijft goed hangen
Geur: rokerig, turf, jodium
Smaak: zoethout; zoet rokerig; turf
Afdronk: lang; rook; jodium
zoethout; turf; jodium
lang; zee; jodium
slimnica, apdegumu nodala, marles, peat, apple zest
citric peat with palm leaves
smooth herbal peat
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