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Laphroaig Four Oak 1L

(100cl, 40%)

Laphroaig Four Oak 1L

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Laphroaig Four Oak 1L Bottling Note

First released for the Travel Retail market, Laphroaig Four Oak features a marriage of whisky matured in a quartet of casks, namely ex-bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads. Somewhat following on the theme from their popular Triple Wood expression...

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Roasted coffee beans, almond pastries, sawdust and medicinal peat.

Palate: An intense waft of smoke as it opens, with earthy vanilla pod and subtle cookie dough following it up.

Finish: Drying, quite spicy and long.

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Laphroaig Four Oak 1L Reviews

It will be worth it if you take it slow.

Simply the best single malt ever made. For the immature, it probably tastes like the first time they tried wine and expected it to taste like grape juice. To the educated, this is a sweet, mellow, rich, and complex taste extravagance. Each breath brings a new, flavor that goes on forever. You can literally enjoy the lasting tastes of a sip of Laphroaig Four Oak for longer than you can enjoy an entire bottle of some other whiskey's. If you simply want to get drunk, get a bottle of something else if you want to enjoy, get this, but take it slow, it's worth it.

8th September 2020

Nice taste and aroma

Very good

1st January 2020

deeply disappointing

Deeply disappointing. Where the four casks appears is none to be taste. Feels like drinking cheap immature whisky out of a dirty ashtray. No complexity at all, just strong and persistent nose notes of smoke. There's lots of better single malt options for a cheaper price.

16th November 2019

A good buy

Well certainly peaty. leaves a lingering taste in my mouth, my favorite single malt

1st August 2019

A Nice Dram

Picked it up at Frankfurt airport duty free, as I hadn't seen it before. I really like it. I enjoy the oak bite, vanilla tones, with the distinctive Laphroaig malt and smoke. The trend towards bourbon, sherry and sweet barrels loses me. I like oak. This brings it all into balance. I've also got the Laphroaig Select and Quarter Cask, and I think a slight preference for Four Oak.

3rd July 2019

Marmite whisky. Love it or hate it.

This is a marmite whisky. I'm not Laphroaig's biggest fan but this is smooth stuff. This has the elements of Laphroaig I remember. Tried The Lore and Quarter Cask recently and this is not quite as good as those two (I preferred the 1/4 cask to Lore myself). The marketing team probably had more say in it's outcome than I'd like but it's still pretty good. Tasted it alongside Ledaig 10 and Bowmore 15. Held it's own but prefer the other two, as they have more body than this. Care has gone into this, even if "Four Oaks" was decided by committee.

31st May 2019

Я счастлив,что отведал это произведение.

Превосходный ненавязчивый очень питкий лафроиг! Просто превосходный и довольно-таки сложный как и нос,так и вкус.

16th May 2019

Smooth yet intense. Loved it!

I'm an aficionado by no means but definitely have come to love Islay whiskies in general. I think the tasting note from Masters of Malt is accurate, and this drink makes for a perfectly good and rich taste experience. Certainly both spicy and peaty enough, although I'm not speaking from a lot of experience with other Laphroaig malts! A drop of water does it no harm in my opinion.

16th May 2019

Suits me just fine!

Possibly confusing to some people’s palates with all this wood in the mix, but I found the flavors interesting and enjoyable.
Toffee sweetness on the nose, along with rusty nail and young leather. Palate is husky (as in grain husks), with vanilla notes and the typical medicinal Laphroaig flavors. Long, spicy (but smooth) finish, with lingering smoke.

10th April 2019

Excellent single malt

To my palate this is an excellent single malt. I could smell the smoke of an Islay malt though I am not an aficionado. I missed the 'roasted coffee' part of it, though. And yes - no water.

22nd March 2019


Disappointing. I rarely drink Islay, and even Laphroaig 10y beats this one.
Surely for the lower price range i'd prefer Aberlour 12y any given moment.

1st February 2019

Marketing Shite

Taste like they've picked up all the worst barrels they've got from different kinds, blended them up and thought watering it down will make it drinkable.
Nose: Weak, light peat, almost no iodine, faint vanilla aroma and some malty notes from a cheap blend (did they use grin whiskies here?)
Mouth: No consistency, watery, peat is a bit stronger. It's getting sweeter, woody and a bit of red fruits. Caramel and drying at the end. Still have the feeling its 30% ABV.
Finish: Short, light brine, a bit citrusy and light peat.
As bad and uninteresting as the Laphoaig Select.

31st January 2019

Best whisky I’ve ever tasted

To my palate this is the finest whisky I have ever tasted. The smoke of an Islay malt in a smooth liquor. I lack the tasting skills and language of the trade but for me this is like a summer camp fire beside a calm loch.

1st December 2018

Not worth the money

Taste ok. It's a young whisky. I will not buy it again

24th July 2018


This is an unbelievable scotch that is my equal first favourite of all time. Medicinal peat?! Perhaps 3 day old tinea. Load of crap - sawdust. Has great depth and lingering flavours. Truly remarkable

22nd July 2018

Very good but not the best Laphroaig

Good taste. No water needed. I love QC. This was a bit less than what I hoped for but still great taste

20th July 2018

A very fine malt whisky indeed !

Very enjoyable and distinctive smokey & complex oaky flavor! Not overpowering strength like lesser malts. I enjoy this more than a 20 year old Glenlivet.

14th July 2018


I very much enjoyed the rich flavor. Was given to me for a gift and now I am looking to purchase again.

14th June 2018


Really disapointed ! Is there some whisky in there ? Really ? Drinking water with a drop of caol ila is stronger...

3rd June 2018


Severely disappointing nothing like a Laphroaig, No iodine intensity no length to flavour

21st April 2018


Doesn't even taste like Whiskey. It tasted like water with some smoke. Too diluted, too soft. Embarrassing. I feel ripped off. It actually made me decide to never buy a Laphroaig again. Very bad move by Laphroaig to sell this absolute nonsense to it's customers. What a shame.

8th March 2018

Too watered down and not typical of Laphroaig

Totally watered down. Not a good ambassador of typical Laphroaig quality.

6th February 2018

A little smoother Laphroaig

As someone who absolutely loves Laphroaig 10yo and QC, I was very excited when my dad gave me a bottle of Four Oak as a present. The typical Laphroaig smoke and seaweed are on the nose and instantly recognizable, but much lighter than what I expected. Much, much smoother to drink than 10yo or QC, with notes of vanilla adding to the roundness of the taste. I absolutely understand how some people might not enjoy Four Oak as much, considering it lacks some of the typical Laphroaig "edge". I personally fully enjoy it as much as their other products.

5th February 2018

Brilliant Whisky.

I'm a devout Laphroaig man and tried this yesterday after receiving it as a gift - I must say I really enjoyed drinking it!
I prefer the Islay flavour to other regions but miss the wood notes you get from Highland varieties so to have a whisky that marries the two as well as this does is a winner as far as I am concerned!

30th December 2017

Lovely drop 👍

Well guys, give it a chance 😏 It actually nice sipping drop with no water needed, lovely spicynes and still you will have your dose of peat, citrus and vanilla honey comb. Quite gentle long after taste, not aggressive at all. Not typical Laphroaig but still very much enjoyable 🥃

12th December 2017

Blurgh, I've tried most of the Laphroaig's but this wasn't for me!

Nah not my type of Laphroaig, it's quite spicy though but lack's the typical laphroaig flavors.

12th December 2017

Easy daily Peaty Drink

In all honesty, I've seen this whisky getting allot of bad reviews around my community but for me personally, I VERY WELL enjoy it! If your into Peaty then this is an exceptional easy drinker. Fine, it's a NAS but still! it's allot more premium then some of the other single malts I've tried and in fact paid allot more for. Think of this one as a Peaty Glenlivet 12 ... Hah...!

13th September 2017

Different and interesting, more complex of the Laphroaig expressions.

Almost certainly chill filtered, but for once no caramel added by the looks of it.
Coatline is thin, legs slow to run, but quite quick when they do.
Nose - smoke, ash, smokey bacon, iodine, coconut, vanilla, piney aromatic. After half an hour or more in the air, the smokiness fades and is replaced by aromatic rose aroma, ethyl laureate, suggesting the turbo maturation has left this.
Palate - salty, smokey bacon, perfumed, carbolic
Finish - medium length, certainly not the longevity of the ten year old, smoke fades, carbolic after a few minutes. Guaiacol finish of roasted coffee.

10th September 2017

Smooth Laphroaig

Smooth whisky.Worth of every penny. Different but still something that you will recognise it as Laphroaig.

6th July 2017

Good but not the typical Laphroaig!

Quite interesting expression...
Not the typical Laphroaig but still recommended to try and enjoy.
Creamy and sweet with long spicy finish and of course... lots of smoky taste here!

30th June 2017

Good but not the typical Laphroaig!

Quite interesting expression...
Not the typical Laphroaig but still recommended to try and enjoy.
Creamy and sweet with long spicy finish and of course... lots of smoky taste here!

30th June 2017

Interesting but not sensational

Thick oily coatline with slow running legs taking time to develop reflecting the wood oils and the vaporised peat oil in the husk.
Nose - Immediate smell of coffee, with caramels, vanilla, a little resinous and sappy perhaps. Peat is not strong, cresolic presence much reduced from 10 year old Laphroaig. I suspect this may be chill filtered with caramel colourant added. Fairly strong maltose presence.
Palate - briney, oily, hot spicey, not as sweet nor peaty as he nose would suggest.
Finish - medium length and a bit tannic from European hoggies and new wood.

8th June 2017

I was a bit disappointed with this one

I was a bit disappointed with this one. It tastes like a watered down triple wood. Its like they tried to make a whiskey that is less of a shock to the tastebuds (i.e for those not used to drinking laphroaig) and is more generically appealing to non-laphroaig drinkers. If you are a laphroaig fan stick with the triple wood, 10yr and quarter cask. It might be interesting to someone looking to get into the peaty islay whiskeys or a non whiskey drinker

12th May 2017

Sweet & Woody

You can really taste the wood coming through in this one. Very sweet. Good addition to the Laphroaig family.

29th April 2017

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