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Laphroaig Select

(70cl, 40%)

Laphroaig Select
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Laphroaig Select Bottling Note

For the Laphroaig Select, the Islay distillery has taken whisky from a number of different types of cask, including Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez seasoned hoggies, Quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. Quite a "selection", wouldn't you say? A laid-back addition to the Laphroaig core range of single malts.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Classic, medicinal peat notes up front, supported by citrus-y, chocolate-y sweet notes and soft barley.

Palate: The peat is there, but it's taking it easy and letting the bright notes of lemon, green apples and mint stand out. Darker baking spice notes develop further on.

Finish: Medium length, peat remaining in sight until it's over.

Overall: It doesn't pack a huge punch of peat, which might be just the ticket for introducing someone to the wonders of Islay's smoky expressions.

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Laphroaig Select Reviews

Not my favourite

I have written a few reviews of whiskies I have tried, this is the only one I haven't liked, as a "Friend" of the distillery it gives me no pleasure to say, that in my humble opinion, this one misses the mark for me.

5th August 2022

Less complex and lighter than the original, but the flavour notes are still there

It's like Laphroaig lite, but the more I drink it, the more I like it.
Less complex and lighter, younger tasting than the original, but the notes are there and still more interesting than a lot of cheaper island malts.
It's not a classic, but I like it!

8th July 2022

A decent entry level islay whiskey

I was dubious at first with the price disparity between the Select and the 10 year old.

For fans of the 10 YO, you don't have that really smokey/medicinal flavour that is surnominous with Laphroig.

If you are a fan of the 10 YO this may come across as a disappointment, due to the lack of nose, palate and finish in comparison.

However, for me the Select is smoother and for anyone wanting to try Laphroig for the first time or just trying whiskey, I would recommend this to start with, as you do get the taste of the 10 YO, just more toned down.

20th June 2022

Disappointing taste and a strong medicinal smell

Given to me as a Xmas present. A VERY unpleasant medicinal smell and taste. I have considered giving it to someone else but this might end a friendship!!

10th February 2022

A great disappointment

I drink the 10-year old version and I drink quarter cask, but frankly I think this has been selected from all the failures at the distillery and cobbled together, rough tasting unpleasant don't bother, I know it's cheap but you will be better off buying a more expensive laphroaig like the other two I have named

8th February 2022

Terrible taste

Hospital taste

4th December 2021

I had to try for myself.

I’ve read quite a few scathing reviews of this. It’s perfectly fine. If you like Laphroaig 10 and Quarter cask, stick to those. This offers nothing new. And if you do try it, don’t compare - it won’t go well. It’s a decent peated scotch and 100% the best way to introduce someone (who isn’t heavily into peated whiskey) to Laphroaig.

14th November 2021

Favourite malt

Absolutely love this - my favourite malt. Complex and deep without the in your face iodine of the 10 year old, which allows the other more subtle flavours through.

7th November 2021

Disappointing!

Average, very mild. Cheap to buy and that's how it tastes.

30th October 2021

Not the Laphroig I know

Not the Laphroig I know. The Lidl rip off is better.

26th October 2021

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