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Laphroaig Triple Wood

(70cl, 48%)

Laphroaig Triple Wood

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Triple Wood Bottling Note

A much loved release from Laphroaig. This was originally launched for the duty free market, and it is a tour de force from the Islay distillery. First off, they mature this in bourbon barrels, before transfer into quarter casks, and a third maturation in Oloroso sherry European oak butts. Astonishing with oodles of peat smoke and sweetness.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Molasses and oily toffee. Dates, walnuts, notes from the Maker’s Mark barrels (vanilla, toastiness, sweetness etc). We got oodles of butter, zest, cool wood smoke, almond, and passion fruit.

Palate: Dry and medicinal, with exotic spices, perhaps even some turmeric. The palate is surprisingly savoury at first, with what John described as “dry dampness” (taste and it’ll make sense!) - think musty wood sheds and hints of moist autumnal forest floor. The sherry notes are there too, but rather than being the big Christmas pudding flavour one often expects from Oloroso-aged whisky, we are instead treated to a much more restrained iced fruitcake, graced with hints of Laphroaig’s classic smoke.

Finish: Oaked. The mustiness carries into the finish, which lasts for a good while, with oily spices and dried fruit.

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Laphroaig Triple Wood Reviews

Subtle peat and balanced fruit flavors

I think most negative reviews are because people were expecting the strong traditional dominating Laphroaig peaty palate. But, this ones different. Consider this more like a cheaper version of Talisker18 with similar less peaty and balanced fruity, musty flavors. I was disappointed at first, but it grows on you. I would buy it again. Price $50 at local costco.

13th June 2020

Too many cooks....

Knew this would be a bit different, so gave it a try. So much going on, they cancelled each other. Autumnal notes were more bitter to me. Sherry was masked and smoke was present, but more burnt toast rather than campfire. One person’s opinion, buy a gift size or buy a pour first.

23rd May 2020

Hands down the worst whiskey in existence!

I can't stress enough how much I enjoy a good peated and smokey whiskey, although this is possibly the furthest thing from that. Tasted as if someone mixed burnt ply wood with cheap rubber. Just the smell of it can make you sick. It's astonishing it made it to market. Not to mention the price tag they slapped on it, are you kidding me, you couldn't pay me to drink it. I wouldn't feed this to my worst enemy. Can't believe some people rated this brown waste water so highly. Im not sure if Laphroaig should either be ashamed or proud of producing the most potent poison to ever exist.

21st December 2019

alot of single malt for the money

Laphroaig quarter cask was my favorite for getting alot of single malt for the money until i recently discover this master peace. Just 3 letters to describe the triple wood. W O W
You will get a slightly sweeter taste that is missing in the quater cask while getting the same kick. amazing you wont regret.

16th November 2019

Mellow Laphroaig

Tried this for first time last night and surprisingly mellow due to last 2 years in sherry casks.Still very good,but not as intense as some Laphroaigs.Still good and very smooth and full flavoured.No rough edges here!

20th August 2019

Not good enough

Nowhere in this advert does it tell the potential customers how old the product is

7th July 2019

Great taste

Thoroughly enjoyed, on ice.

12th June 2019


Outstanding!!! Peaty, smoky, seaweed like Laphroiag 10 year but far more balanced with toffee, pepper, dried fruit combined with sherry sweet but not too sweetness! Lingers on the palate! Terrific dram!!!

3rd March 2019

Six stars

Hands down best single malt I've ever expierenced. Nose, palate and finish are what you might find in a fine wine. Finish lingers, expounding upon the complexities of a world class endeavor.

17th January 2019

Triple Wood VS Brodir

I really enjoy this one, not as good as bordir but the price is more affordable.

23rd December 2018

The best of laphroaig

After the 10yo and the Quarter Cask that i liked very much, I wanted to experience this particular combination from Laphroaig. OMG ! My favourite laph for sure, and I think, my all time favourite whisky with the Lagavulin DE which is also Sherry Cask finished... there is so much perfection in this dram, it is hard to describe. An absolute bargain considering how happy you are when drinking it. Love it.

30th November 2018

My new favorite Laphroiag!

A “Homerun”

15th October 2018

A play at wood gimmicks

This is not what Laphroaig does well. It is very unbalanced with the smoke fighting the multiple wood influences. Stick with the tried/true 10yr and the quarter cask.

17th July 2018

5 star

Very nice whisky.At half the price you can get a bottle of laphroaig select which tastes much the same-thick oily woody and very complex

13th April 2018

Just as good as I remember

Finally found this gem of a whisky again after a few years of searching. First time I had this I was blown away rich medicinal peaty laphroaig with a nice sherry sweetness. This stuff is still just as epic buy it! Cheers ! The sugarbear

1st March 2018

Triple Aging adds enjoyable flavors.

Received this as a birthday gift from a friend who knows I love peat and lots of smoke. Definitely there in this one but not so upfront as the 10 year. Flavors from the bourbon and sherry aging are in there but subtle and balanced with the peat and smoke. I find it a most enjoyable dram along with my usual favorites of Lagavulin and Talisker.

14th February 2018

An experience with every sip

Triple wood and regular 10 yo Laphroaig are the finest single malts available. Salty rugged ocean tastes are addictive, every time I have a sip it is an experience with so much character it’s hard to put into words. I feel sorry for the people who don’t understand the taste of the lslay region type of single malts.

20th January 2018

love it

Love it

8th January 2018

I love the Tripel Wood

Great Whisky tastes of Heaven

14th July 2017

Beautiful whisky that only TRUE conoisseurs will appreciate

I love all these morons on here that say "Err i can't drink it, it tastes like mouthwash, it tastes like burnt wood, it tastes horrible like a campfire."

If you idiots don't like peated whisky then why did you go and buy a bottle of Laphroaig?

utter morons.....

14th January 2017

Avg at Best....

Don't waste your money on this dram...not for peatheads...

Purchase the Laphroaig quarter cask and save your money.

31st December 2016

Top 10

Such a great whisky!

20th November 2016

Laphroaig Triple Wood

My best Laphroaig so far and I've tasted 5 different!
I would say that this is worth the extra money form a regular 10 year old.

18th November 2016

Waste of $60.00

Could barely get past the smell of burnt wood in order to taste burnt wood. Had to throw it away?

11th November 2016

An Islay & Highland had a baby

Drinking neat: vanilla custard, smoke, musty wood, sherry sweet, bandaid, cereal, ocean air, salt, frosted white cake. Very nice, it's amazing how the harsh Islay characteristics blend with sweet sherry, and decadent vanIlla custard & frosted white cake. If an Islay & Highland had a baby, this would be it.

17th September 2016

Best yet

Excellent even the wife enjoyed thank

29th July 2016

Blown away

I first tried this at The Briton's Protection (mcr) and its stood out even though I was 4 in. Managed to remember the name and bought myself a bottle. I found it not a peat attack (which I normally love) but a lovely balanced flavour. SUbtle on the sherry, but just the right amount for me. A favourite

28th July 2016

Atlanta scotch drinker

Starts with Lap 10 (ex bourbon) and moves to Quarter Casks then is finished in big Euro sherry butts. No mistaking the signature Laphroaig nose. Campfire, smoldering soot, iodine…but what is it that I sense rising from the ashes? The “third wood” shows itself in the form of cherries, boysenberry, star fruit? This whiskey heats up the tongue like I’m sitting 6 inches from a wood-fired flame. This precedes a big hot fiery finish as the aforementioned fruit finally succumbs to the overpowering Laphroaig peat bonfire. It’s like the Catholics and Protestants are dueling in my mouth. A true delight indeed.

15th July 2016

Wally loves it 😜

Laphroaig you have done it again!
Woody, sweetly gentle peaty nose, nuts and figs with some very nice spiciness and some salty oily citrus aftertaste.
Pearl between Islay whiskies 👍

1st July 2016

A general disappointment.

I'd only tried Laphroaig Lore before buying the Triple Wood for a gift to my brother on a recent trip. We were both hard pressed to finish our glasses - lots of water and ice were required. Perhaps we're not quite sophisticated enough to appreciate this offering, but it will be a while before we offer anyone a dram from this bottle.

25th May 2016

Wonderful tipple. Triple wood shows its flavors

Picked this up on recommendation from the chaps at MoM. Very happy with this purchase, and can't believe what my nose is telling me. A bit more complex than the QC or the 10yo, but with less peat overall. Now off to the notes:
Nose: immediately hit with peat, but no where near as strong as the 10yo. Once the peat subsides it is cleared by a distintinctive sherry and then bourbon and then, yes, smoked ham. Such a sweet, smokey malt. Mmmm
Palate: nice and smokey, with the Sherry cask adding to a little sweetness and fruitiness. Then the bourbon cask roles through with that distinctive taste. Medicinal, but not overly so. Smoked meats every once in a while poke their head out.

Finish: long and smokey with a interesting sweetness. This stuff is good.

If you are a Laphroaig fan then this is a must to try out.

18th April 2016


Bought this bottle for my bachelor party and everyone loved it. Very full flavored, peaty, just what you would expect in a nice bottle of Laphroaig. The kind of whisky you can really savour.

10th March 2016

Failing to meet my expectations

This is like Laphroaig QC gone wrong and being polished in sherry casks to mask flaws. QC imo narrowly beats Ardbeg 10 while TW pales in comparison with Uigedail. Dislike.

3rd March 2016

Best of the 4 Laphroaigs I've tested.

Best Laphroaig ever!

5th January 2016

less medicinal than 10

Love all the peats. Triple Wood is an excellent addition to the arsenal. Less medicinal than the 10.

3rd January 2016


Whisky with strong charakter. Full. I liked more than Laphroaig PX.

3rd January 2016

My favorite Laphroaig

A fairly complex blend, it definitely has maritime hints of fresh sea air but finds its way to a pleasant hint of sweetness, and a lasting smokey finish. Regards form Colorado USA

25th December 2015

A wonderful drop

If you have the palate for Laphroaig's strong peat and smoke then you will find this to be a very tasty sherried sibling of the much admired Quarter Cask. Despite having a higher alcohol content than the Laphroaig 10 it is very drinkable indeed - almost too much so. This is a better balanced affair than the PX Cask - which is also very good. Delicious.

25th December 2015


I've been enjoying Laphroaig Whisky for many years,eschewing water,ice or any other additives and enjoying the rich smoky peat flavour.Yesterday I treated myself to a bottle of Triple Wood and was very very disappointed,to the point of having to add a mixer to it so that I could finish my glass.What was once a smooth drink is now akin to a cheap $5 bottle of moonshine brewed in Vietnam.

20th December 2015


This is the only scotch I've given a 5 star rating on here.It's amazing, can't think of anything else so smooth at this abv doesn't need any water at all. All the classic laphroaig complexity but more well rounded and without any unpleasant or strange notes. Not as smoky as lagavulin but more oceanic/coastal tasting so I have a hard time deciding which I like more and for about the same price probably my 2 favorite whiskys out there.If only this were more common though I had to special order it from my local spot but it is well worth the wait. Will definitely seek out more of this as long as I live. The Sugarbear

5th December 2015

NAS 2015 Bottleing

I have spent most the evening sniffing and tasting, tho possibly not the BEST statement from Laphroaig, it certainly has it's moments.

All the typical medicinal, tar, bandaidish, smokey campfires, smoldering match, brine, salty action is there with a few elements of surprise.

Butter,vanilla, yeasty croissant, a slight butter cream icing, my grandma used to make, toffee, burnt brown sugar and an inside the barn smell that I cant quite put my finger on (after adding a little water).

Taste is quite rounded, tho a bit on the young side if I'm correct. The finish is slightly dry yet savory and quite dreamy.

48%, non chill filtered, believe there was a tad of Carmel coloring added.

24th November 2015


One of the worlds great Islays.

Lagavulin Killer for sure.

THIS, Laga16, Laph QC and Ardbeg Ugedail I could probably drink - with pleasure - for the rest of my life.

18th August 2015

One of my absolute favorites

This bottle has so much to offer, the pungent medicinal nose we expect from laphroaig, and a palate filled with nuts, honey, and toffee, with a beautiful finish. I would highly recommend this to any lovers of islay

17th April 2015


This is a fantastic whisky. Very rich with an additional sherry layer added to the standard quarter cask. The sherry is added in a subtle way so it doesn't overpower the normal Laphroaig characteristics. The nose is also very complex and the sherry adds some fruitiness. The finish is extremely long and pleasant with the typical laphroaig smokiness at the very end. Great !

14th February 2015


Smoky is an understatement - The first smell is like a burning tyre, if you can get past that your in for a treat.
I say a treat, if your lover of TCP!
There may have been other flavours in there but why bother? A fine whisky should be a beautiful thing, not something that requires a glass of mouthwash as a chaser.

8th February 2015

Disappointed with Ardbeg???

I have no words!! This is a very good whisky but the Ardbeg is in a class of its own...

4th January 2015

second bottle after 2 or so years

.. tried this a couple of years ago head to head with the Ardbeg 10 and was so disappointed with the Ardbeg which cost me about the same as the TW. the triple wood had lots more character, better texture, and no nasty chemical cleaner notes that was dominant in the Ardbeg. reading my notes from the first bottle,Nose; smoke , slight tar, sherry, hints of toffee, raspberry, water helps developing flavours ,a definite leather note to the nose, oak ,nice fruit cake and raisins .peat nicely prominent.strong slight citrus taste after the initial burst of smoke subsides a bit. my score 87/100. On to the Sscond bottle,nose not as strong as first bottling, peat, soft fruit, molasses , slight tar,taste; peat,salt, pepper(slight)well intergrated sherry, cranberries again only slight).not suah a coating texture as first bottle. seems to have been tamed a bit definitely more balanced than 2011/12 bottling. almost like it lost something. time will tell. initial score 80/100.

14th November 2014

Falls off the sides of my tongue...

... it's decent, but the quarter cask is much better value.

3rd November 2014

Wishing for cask strength!

I just got a bottle of this and it is truly a great whisky. Reminds me of the Corryvreckan (perhaps my favorite of all time), watered down to 48%. There's definitely some Laphroaig medicinal there, and probably more oak than the corry. It's not quite as sharp as the other Laphroaigs (which are all fighting for top-5 all-time spots). I have absolutely no problem buying more of these, but it seems you could make something similar by mixing another Laphroaig and a corry or even oogie, though it may not be any cheaper to do it that way. Still, distinction counts for something and this, sitting between two others, just doesn't have it and won't compete for a top-5 in my book. Top 10 is likely nonetheless. If they came out with a cask-strength version of this however.... Laphroaig are you listening?

26th August 2014

Smoke. Malt. Spice. Incredible.

Having long been a huge fan of Caol Ila 12 and Talisker 10, but not of Laphroaig 10, I decided to take a gamble on a $70 bottle of the Triple Wood after advice from a scotch connoisseur at my local liquor store. Not only did the gamble pay off for me, it paid off for Laphroaig as I'm now a lifetime fan, sure to buy bottle after bottle for as long as they produce it!

On the nose, definite smoke but elegant, not bonfire and ash like Lagavulin. Balancing the smoke is butter, custard, and caramel and sweet fruit with hints of vanilla.

To the palate, spicy smoke, pepper, with a long, warm malty spicy finish.

The sherry cask definitely adds a spicy sweet balance that I personally like in fine Scotch. Too much smoke and iodine feels like a punch in the mouth (Laphroaig 10). No smoke feels like something very important is missing (Balvenie Double Wood) and too much sherry just feels like drinking sweet syrup (McCallan). This is much more well rounded and balanced with lots of complex flavors none overpowering. Though the smoke, like any classic Islay, is very much in the forefront but so very well complemented with the extra oak and sherry influences.

Buy it! Savor it!

11th August 2014

A little taste of Heaven

Felt that the simple pleasures of life and robust taste of peat were drawn out in this masterpiece. To the mindful creator (s) of this amazing bottle of Scotch. Thanks from Nova Scotia, Canada...

2nd January 2014

Iodine in the mist

This is the most maritime expression of Laphroaig and its iodine aroma and taste remind me of walking a seaweed strewn beach after a windstorm. This time, Laphroaig deserves its title as the most richly flavoured of all Scotch whiskies.

30th December 2013

Fit for a King!

Can there be anything better in life than to sit at ones fireside with my old dog Camilla a glass of Laphroaig in hand and talk to my plants. The nearest I will get to feeling like a King.
Charles W.

17th December 2013


Its a lot better than the 10 and compares favourably with the 18 but ardbeg 10 is much better for the money.

14th August 2013

A more rounded Laphroaig

This is fantastic. I love the 10yo and the quarter cask. I miss the 15yo. I am possibly putting this in as my favourite Laphroaig.

2nd April 2013

Had my first taste of this at Laphroaig last week

What a fantastic dram. So much more balanced than their normal 10 year old or the Quarter Cask. The only competition in the same price range is the 10yo Cask Strength.

7th November 2012

My favorite Scotch

I HOPE they make more of this asap - it's the best!!

16th July 2012

Milder than 10 year

I liked it, even though it basically felt like the 10 year old, but milder... which would make it more broadly accessible, but I for one like the peat and smoke to almost be overpowering

27th June 2012

Not the best Laphroaig

To me this one seems to be a tamed version of QC.

6th February 2012

triple wood

if you like quarter cask, you will LOVE this, it's excellent, sweetness and strong toffee and vanilla notes

3rd February 2012

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