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 September 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Sweetness from sherry and oaky wood notes from the quarter cask stand out, besides the familiar smoke and peat. Its peaty, smoky, slightly sweet and fruity with a fairly long and smooth finish - very enjoyable. But comparing the distilleries NAS offerings, I prefer the Quarter Cask over this, just slightly, and its largely due to difference in price point.

says on September 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Strong and kind at the same time with 5/4 smokeyness, wood and spices at the palate, long finish with spices, but with honey and vanilla at the very end.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

A very intense whisky. Very Laphroaig. I enjoyed this imensely.

Nose

Tar, as in old boathouses.

Palate

Bonfire

says on July 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Smoky, smooth. Nice...

says on July 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

smooth flavor. medicinal, peat, vanilla. The sweetness of the sherry is also there, not overpowering but well balanced. Exellent whisky!!

says on May 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

boozy, peat

says on May 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

toller Laphi...weich,komplex mit leichter Sherry-süsse

says on April 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

extremely smooth for a 48%. soft flavor, peat well balanced. subtle on nose. water brings out vanilla and flower smells. water adds bite!! oak!!

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

General description

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

General description

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

General description

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

General description

Good strong peat flavor

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

General description

too much peat!

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

General description

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

General description

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

General description

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

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

General description

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

General description

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

General description

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

General description

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

General description

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

General description

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
  • Oily
  • Iodine
  • Caramel
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