Lagavulin 16 Years

The classic Lagavulin is kilned with a high smoke content in the malt. The stills are pear-shaped, so that all flavors can be passed on to the condensers during distillation. The Single Malt then matures in Bourbon and Sherry casks to completion.

The classic Lagavulin is kilned with a high smoke content in the malt. The stills are pear-shaped, so that all flavors can be passed on to the condensers during distillation. The Single Malt then matures in Bourbon and Sherry casks to completion.

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Lagavulin
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
16 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon, Sherry, Sherry, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Iodine:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Salt:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Leather:
Zitrus:
Caramel:
Raisin:
Honey:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Herbs:
Nuts:
Anise:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Peach:
Cherry:
Grass:
Heather:
Lemon:
Tobacco:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Fig:
Mint:
Oil:
Pepper:
Banana:
Barley:
Berries:
Clove:
Date:
Floral:
Ginger:
Green Apple:
Kiwi:
Lime:
Melon:
Pear:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Walnut:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Salt:
Oak:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Herb:
Pepper:
Iodine:
Vanilla:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nuts:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Oil:
Leather:
Honey:
Coffee:
Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Barley:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Heather:
Cinnamon:
Berries:
Lemon:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Date:
Pineapple:
Almonds:
Anise:
Cake:
Ginger:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Raisin:
Banana:
Black Currant:
Blackberry:
Cheese:
Cherry:
Clove:
Fig:
Floral:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Melon:
Peach:
Plum:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Oak:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Salt:
Malt:
Herb:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pepper:
Fruit:
Ham:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Oil:
Leather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Heather:
Chili:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Orange:
Raisin:
Almonds:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Pear:
Anise:
Apple:
Cherry:
Fig:
Ginger:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Peach:
Tropical Fruit:

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09. Oct 2017
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Salt Spices Coffee Ham Bonfire Smoke
Taste:
Caramel Cinnamon Leather
Finish:
Chili
Comment:
好喝 烟熏典范
29. Jan 2018
Nosing:
Medicinal Smoke Alcohol Bonfire Smoke Banana Maritime Notes Seaweed Leather
Taste:
Peat Smoke Dark Chocolate Coffee Spices Cinnamon Sweet
Finish:
Sweet Herbs
Comment:
第一瓶最后一杯
milkbonez
04. Jul 2019
Nosing: Peat Smoke Ham Ham Ham savory smoke Melon Pineapple Fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke Pineapple Maritime Notes Salt Seaweed Grapefruit

Finish: Pepper Malt Peat Smoke Ham

Comment: a great peated scotch.
Tomasz
07. Jan 2019
Nosing: First thing is smoke but then very nice swetness. I love the smell.

Taste: Sweet, peppery, not complex, notes of sherry, notes of wet wood and skin.

Finish:
Smoky, feeling like after smoking cigars.
Comment: I like this whisky but I don't get why it's so overrate and overprice since last three months. Taste is really good but not complex. As for 43% and long maturation alcohol is to present in mouth and to sharp. My personal biggest minus is for after/after taste which is this unpleasant feeling after smoking ciggarettes which is one of the reason I don't smoke and will never do.
To sum up: good whisky, I like it but aftertaste will not let me buy it again too soon. Diffinitely can be a very good dram for peat lovers. Comparing to Ardbeg it is totally different.
Tomasz
22. Jun 2019

Comment: It's good we can give another review here because I feel I have to bcs I do not agree with me any more :D I was not experienced drinker at that time and didn't know some whiskies need to breath for a bit. So Lagavulin does. Lagavulin became one of my best friends and I really don't think it is even a bit overpriced or overrated. It is just delicious.
DRV12
17. Jan 2016
13. Sep 2020
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Ham Iodine Orange Maritime Notes Sherry
Taste:
Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke Maritime Notes Salt Iodine Fruit
Finish:
Peat Smoke Salt
Comment:
Before I tried this, I had been thinking Lagavulin is one of the typical intense Iodine scotch whisky. But the impression was totally different from my expectation. The drum showed great mixture with Smoke, ionine and dried tropical fruits and oranges.
Currently, this drum is one of most my favorite whisky.
25. Jun 2018
Nosing:
Strong malt, smoke, peat, scotchiness
Taste:
Deep, full, impression of salt and the sea. Robustly satisfying
Finish:
Little oak and long lasting impression of malty scotch
Comment: One of my all time favorites.
19. Jun 2018
Nosing: Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Maritime Notes Oak warmed Fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke Nuts Sherry Salt Spices Oak

Finish: Long and powerful

Comment: A very complex dram. Highly peated with additional bonfire smoke notes. Intense, strong yet smooth. Maritime notes drive a salty oakyness with a slight spice and sweetness of fruit. A small sushi seaweed note can faintly be found. Great for any collection and good reference point.
vazquez
05. Jul 2015
Nosing: Peat Smoke

Taste: Spices

Finish: Malt

Comment: