11 March 2018

Laphroaig 10yo

Dividing opinions since 1815… you sure do Laphroaig!

Laphroaig 10yo certainly is a love-or-hate whisky, but people can change their mind, right? When I first tasted a Laphroaig, I’ve only had a Bowmore 12yo and Caol Ila 12yo in my collection. So my taste for peat wasn’t really developed to the full extent.

My love for peated whiskies came gradually, until I realized I couldn’t live without anymore. I’ve tasted many Laphroaigs, from the quarter cask to the 18yo and from the Lore to the the Brodir. I never really paid attention to the 10yo, until we went to Islay.

My love for the Laphroaig 10yo reignited instantly. How have I ever lived so long without? It’s much fruitier than I remembered. And the peat and barley smell brings me back to the visit we made.

Tasting notes


Medicinal, salty and smokey, orchard fruits and apricots.


Licorice roots, drying peppers, apple, pineapple, apricots, lemon, charred oak and barley.


Smoke, salty sea breeze, copper, earthy, tropical fruits.

A must-have and truly something you’ll have to revisit if you didn’t like it in the past!