10 Year Old

10 Year Old
10 Year Old

Distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it over 75 years ago.  Perhaps the most famous of all the Laphroaig (@LaphroaigWhisky) expressions, bottled at 40% ABV.

Stewart and I both reviewed this and here are our notes below:


Nose: Typical Laphroaig, evocative of walking the corridors of an old hospital beside the sea, the smell of iodine from the seaweed, and adhesive from sticking plasters, then the wonderful heavy smoke, Peat and Brine collide.

Palate: Salt caresses the tongue, followed almost immediately by the peat.  Brine combines with sweetness, with a hint of damp earth and the pier.

Finish: Fairly long finish, warming from the start, not multi-dimensional, but still a wonderful Laphroaig and a fantastic starting place if you are a newcomer to Laphroaig.


Nose: Sweetness mixed with seaweed, not extremely smoky but you can tell the peat is there, more sweetness, fading into germolene.

Palate: Spicy peat, salty dry tobacco leaves, then the next level of peat washes over your tongue warming up.

Finish: Long lasting, always there. Noticeable.

One thought on “10 Year Old”

  1. I have a love/hate relationship with Laphroaig 10. The medicinal / band-aid taste made me quesion my life decisions and by the end of it I was craving more. It really grew on me and I always make sure I have some Laphroaig 10 in my collection at all time!

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