Laphroaig Select Scotch Whisky

Laphroaig Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak (we suspect some of this is virgin oak), hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.

About the Brand

The secret to Laphroaig is that it benefits from the happy circumstances of where it is produced—next to ocean water and on land that gives Laphroaig a unique peaty taste. Laphroaig is one of only a few distilleries that still uses traditional malting floors, and dries and infuses its own malt with the thick blue smoke from old peat-fired kilns. Attached to every bottle of Laphroaig Whisky is a tag, which you can redeem for a square foot of land on the island of Islay. See 'Friends of Laproaig' for more info!

More Information

Brand Laphroaig
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
Country United Kingdom
Whisky Region Islay
ABV % 40.00%
Volume 70cl
Allergy Advice No Allergen
Gift Box Yes
Bottle Barcode 5010019637550

Tasting Notes

SPICE


NUTMEG


HERBS


FRUIT


CINNAMON


CITRUS


VANILLA


APPLE


GINGER


OAK


CHOCOLATE


PEAR


SMOKE



Nose: Punchy medicinal and mineral notes on the nose - muddy peat, rockpools and sea spray. Behind that there is sweetness, with chocolate milk and cornflake touches, as well as sherbert lemons and a gentle touch of wood smoke
Palate: Soft and surprisingly light on the palate, with gingery spice, vanilla, sour apple and char backed up by nutmeg, cinnamon and a little dried fruit. The peat from the nose is subdued, with a soft and syrupy pine note coming through.
Finish: Spicy new oak, sour apple and a touch of damp wood. As that fades the traditional medicinal notes appear and linger for a short while.
Comment: An introductory Laphroaig, offering a big hit on the nose and a softer palate to lure in the unsuspecting.

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Masterpiece

by DAG - December 21, 2016

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4 out of 5

Value

4 out of 5

Quality

4 out of 5

I think this is a great masterpiece of whisky. I dont like the choire that owls that all Laphroaige should tastes the same.. Select is balanced, smooth and sweet but still has that punchy peat dna right in there in the finish. Spice, oils, peat, fruit, sweetnesss. Not the longest finish but the oak oils linger on for a long time.

Damn good dram

by Danny - December 21, 2016

Quality

5 out of 5

Price

5 out of 5

Value

4 out of 5

I think this is a bang for bucks, nice summer dram.

Perfect for the summer

by Samuel - December 21, 2016

Quality

5 out of 5

Price

5 out of 5

Value

5 out of 5

Perfect summer whisky from Islay. It has all the tantalising elements of the heavier drams, but quietly alluring and very pleasing indeed.