Laphroaig 10 Year Old – No Nonsense Whisky Reviews #31

Laphroaig are the best selling distillery on Islay and one of the top ten best selling scotch single malt producers in the world. Although a few of the age statements have disappeared from the shelves of late, the Laphroaig 10 year old has stood the test of time and is one ofthe truely iconic Islay single malts.
For those familiar with Islays’ distinct profile, this needs no explaination at all. But for those not so familiar with it, this is deep dark smoke. Not the strongest around, but its burnt rather than fresh smokey. Grassy and medicinal, this dram is not for everyone and certain not an Islay whisky for beginners.

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Triplecap says:

Ready for Kelpie now Vin……

bamse fet says:

Great video! This was the first islay I’ve tried. Very hard to appreciate at first, but now I seem to enjoy it more and more every time I drink it.

Renegade says:

Never tasted a whiseky so soft. It’s like water. No harsh burn at all. Weird.

Malted In Montreal says:

nice review vin.

TheNooz says:

This was my introduction to Islay whisky. Took a chance and bought a bottle recently. I gotta say it’s kind of weird but it’s already growing on me. After the first couple whiffs I started getting hungry for BBQ brisket.

Phil McCain says:

I love this stuff

The Malted Man Cave says:

hahaha you are a mess……”You may be suprised to know it smells like peat” 🙂 I laughed out loud by myself down in my basement. Great review! I use to hate peat as well and now I love it:) Slainte Vin!

LowTierBlonde says:

That’s as old as some actual kids

Anglo-Dutch sausage says:

It was my first Islay. Never went back.

JDC Drinks Whisky says:

I accidentally had this as my first Islay. It was a bucks night and I still knew jack about whisky. Now I too will have to work my way back slowly. We live and learn. Great vid, man.

David Holland says:

This was my first Islay. It punched me in the mouth. I took it slow with small sips and quickly learned to love it. Great deep smokey flavor. It took me about 7 years to try a peated Scotch and I enjoy the deep rich flavor. Definitely not one for a beginner.

Chris Beaton says:

Nice review ! subscriber the peat in this anything like the bruichladdich scottish barley heavy peated?…i am new to whisky and the BLaddich was my first peated..and i loved it! go big or go home i say..haha. cheers !

JasonWhiskyWise says:

Great Review Vin, have you tried out the Quarter Cask?

Richard Baker McElroy says:

I disagree, man. I didn’t really care about Scotch until I had Laphroaig 10. If you like intense flavors, this is the perfect entry level whisky!

Gaming Power says:

First “smokey” whiskey i tried was a Talisker (10). I really loved it, and this was the second I ever tried and I loved it even more. So it can be an entry level Islay.

TacticalCanner says:

I should have watched this review first. Just purchased a bottle a couple weeks ago as my introduction to Islay and I do not like it. I love the smoke from Johnnie Walker black and double black but this one is crazy. Call it “peat” all you want, it tastes and smells like cigarettes and my wife would not come near me. You do not need a fancy glass for the nose because it smells up the room. Maybe I’ll get use to it as I drink it more but I am saving this bottle to share with friends when they come over. I wish I had tried it first before buying it so I’ll extend the favor to others. Glad so many others like it but apparently I am not an Islay guy at the moment.

foodquig says:

It’s a great dram… Laphroaig 10 was my first Islay whisky and I took to it like a duck to water. That was long before I knew very much about whisky…

Lawrence Greenwood says:

If I was after a smooth whiskey that wasn’t at all smokey or peaty – what would you recommend? Ideally it would be salty.

Tony H says:

Great review Vin, one of my Favs!! The quarter cask is great as well! Islay’s tend to do very well as young whiskey’s. They tend to loose some of their peat the older the whiskey!!

vadim maydanyuk says:

Laphroig Quarter Cask was got me into whiskey xD

AussieBattler says:

First real single malt I enjoyed was 2 weeks ago, and it was an Ardbeg 10. It blew me away. Absolutely fell in love with it. 2 Weeks later I now own Ardbeg 10, Lagavulin 16 and Laphroaig 10. Yum yum yum. It can definitely be enjoyed by an absolute beginner.

Tom Barnes says:

I like it. It’s like chewing on an old burnt leather belt which just happens to be at 40%abv with a delicious aftertaste.

Gentleman Grimm says:

Great review as ever and thanks for the mention! This was my first Islay whisky and me and a friend from uni took to it straight away – to the point it was our go-to dram anywhere we went. Totally agree with you though that for a lot of people it could put you off Islay whisky or whisky in general if you went straight in with this one!

Marcin Sosiński says:

This was my first Islay, loved it!

César Fernández says:

Great review.

Alistair Millar says:

I recognise that stave… Cheers for the shout out buddy!

MMmmmmmmm…… Peaty goodness!

Aqvavitae says:

Dunno what’s going on, this disappeared from my subs list..with another couple of channels…back again.

GhostbotKnownKiller says:

you look like the English version of my brother-in-law. neat video

The Malted Man Cave says:

Definitely start with highland park and then springbank!

Michael Ayden says:

I just bought one that’s sitting on the my desk.. I like Talisker 10 year old so hoping this will be a winner too.

Karl Brauneis says:

Try using a Glencairn glass … you will get a different more accurate scent.

wildernessman says:

Added color is for consistancy. Main selling point. In a green bottle that’s in a sleeve i don’t think its colored at all. Also due to the intense robust flavors it’s hard to believe its chill filtered either. If it is colored they have to put that on the bottle. Same if its chill filtered.

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