Laphroaig Oak Select Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 40%
Product details
Laphroaig Oak Select
Price Drop
−£2.05
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
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
12 days 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
17 days 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
22 days 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
one month 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
one month ago
cooking whiskey, or for lighting a stove
Excellent piece of marketing deception, very bland.
Master of Malt Customer
2 months ago
A very nice whisky for the price
The peatier and smokies the better as far as I'm concerned but having bought a bottle of this for myself and one as a present for a friend, I think it's a great introduction to peatiness for those who are a little bit overwhelmed by whiskies on the heavier end of those notes.
Martin , United Kingdom
2 months ago
Not bad at all
I've seen some stinking reviews for this but I thought that it had to be worth a punt at the price and... well I think that the Laphroaig 'lite' is a very pleasant easy drinking Scotch. Pleasantly smoky on the nose and a nice subtle sweetness on the finish (that PX...). It's great value, it's a pleasant drink (probably go down well with people who aren't that fussed about peat) and I can see it being wonderful in cocktails. TBH I bought it with that in mind and I'm not disappointed.
Susan A , United Kingdom
2 months ago
*Laphroaig Select* - Ok if you're used to Laphroaig
Classic Laphroaig on the nose. People can smell it from a mile away. Lot of peat, salty air and slight underlying sweetness. Smoky and sweet on the palate, but 'concoction' would be the word to describe it rather than 'complexity'. The peat will linger during and after the finish. Wouldn't call this a failure, but getting a Laphroaig 10 for the few extra quids will improve the experience significantly.
Александар , Australia
2 months ago
Fair deal for it's price
I was hesitant for a long time about buying this bottle due to its negative reviews. A friend of mine told me he has been drinking the "Select" for years and I decided to give it a try. I have to say that for it's price (bought recently for 27£) it's an absolutely fine everyday whisky. In my opinion we should rate a whisky by its price tag. After trying the "10 year old Cask Strength, Batch 15", the "Lore" and the "Quarter Cask", this is not an exceptional whisky, but definitely worth it a try!
Panos A , United Kingdom
4 months ago