Laphroaig Oak Select Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 40%
Product details
Laphroaig Oak Select
Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Laphroaig
Style Single Malt Whisky

Laphroaig Oak Select

For the Laphroaig Oak 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.

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.

Winner of 5 spirit awards

Gold
Gold
Single Malt Scotch - No Age Statement - 2022
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Gold
Gold
Scotch Whisky - Single Malt - NAS - 2018
The Asian Spirits Masters (The Spirits Business)
Silver
Silver
Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2022
International Spirits Challenge
Silver
Silver
Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2019
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver
Silver
Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Laphroaig Oak Select
Interesting
A lighter version of there 10yo. Personally I like it. If you haven’t tried laphroaig this is a good starting point. Be warned though, this style of whisky isn’t your standard and isn’t for everybody.
Sunny R , United Kingdom
17 days ago
Undrinkable
I have enjoyed my fair share of decent single malt whiskys over the years but I have to write this review as this is undrinkable. This not only smells and tastes like TCP it is that bad that I think I'm going to have to research how to dispose of this - something I've never done before even when a spirit hasn't exactly been to my taste. Some reviews liken this to Ardbeg or Talisker...I suggest you spend your money on these and don't damage your insides.
Terry D , United Kingdom
one month ago
An excellent peated whisky introduction
This has some of the smoke/peat flavour associated with Laphroaig but is missing the luxurious smoky scent I love, that said at times I prefer it to the 10 year single malt for its smooth, less peated flavour, think it is a great introduction whisky before trying more heavily peated ones that can be overwhelming.
Richard B , United Kingdom
2 months ago
Snobbery is rife
Ignoring the clueless fools who insist on submitting comparisons to TCP for every Islay malt, I feel the need to defend this one. Sure, it's not Laphroaig 10, but at the price I picked it up (£24), it's not half bad and, I'm sure, will mellow as the bottle progresses. Benefits from a good splash of water, but ignore the single malt snobbery on display here. Toffee/citrus on the nose, a pleasant (and surprisingly long) aftertaste, with plenty of apple and smoke. Really not bad by any stretch.
Paulo , United Kingdom
2 months ago
No Messing
Laphroaig have scaled down the slightly medicinal taste to its advantage. This is a lovely simple malt which hasn't been "messed with" in this and that cask while still being intrinsically a smoky variety.
Granville D , United Kingdom
3 months ago
Not ordinary run of the mill whisky
Do not buy this thinking it is a run of the mill scotch,and then leave terrible reviews, do your homework first please ! this is a heavy peated malted whisky with a salty, smoky iodine flavour, similar to Ardbeg, Talisker and other islay malts etc, it's not for everyone but i love Laphroaig, i would not even buy shelf blended whiskies


Chris , United Kingdom
3 months ago
Rubbish tbh
Not horrendous given the price (I paid £25) but I still wouldn't buy it again.

You can find far better 'own brand' bottles for less than this.

It's really not very good. It's cheap enough to try it for yourself, but unless you've recently had covid, I doubt you'll disagree.
Ben , United Kingdom
3 months ago
Worst whisky I have ever tasted…
Having never had this before, I had a sip prior to pouring and I was immediately transported back to being a child at my Nans house in the 1970’s having accidentally swallowed the Dettol & TCP infused bath water…..
The worst whisky I have ever tasted, and I can’t even cook with it for fear of it being given hints of hospital ward.
If the bottle was 700ml, I now have 695ml of drain & toilet cleaner.

Absolutely horrid…🤢
Nigel M , United Kingdom
3 months ago
Nasty
It has got to be the worst whiskey ever to me, it tasted like tcp and left a horrid after taste never again.
Steve w , United Kingdom
4 months ago
Dreadful.
The Select was minging...the Select Oak (which I bought assuming it had something to with the 4 Oaks offering) is even worse.

It's basically peated supermarket own-brand vodka. Perfect if you're a career glue-sniffer moving up to drinking.
Haseeb , United Kingdom
4 months ago