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Lagavulin
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt
16 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Iodine:
Fruit:
Salt:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Medicinal Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Spices:
Malt:
Raisin:
Leather:
Dried Fruit:
Ham:
Honey:
Orange:
Tobacco:
Anise:
Lemon:
Grass:
Dark Chocolate:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Fig:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Coffee:
Apple:
Grape:
Plum:
Heather:
Walnut:
Pepper:
Green Apple:
Lime:
Date:
Oil:
Ginger:
Peach:
Clove:
Cinnamon:
Cake:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Oak:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Iodine:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pepper:
Oil:
Dried Fruit:
Dark Chocolate:
Medicinal Smoke:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Ham:
Chili:
Heather:
Leather:
Tobacco:
Lemon:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Anise:
Berries:
Apple:
Plum:
Raisin:
Barley:
Caramel:
Peach:
Almonds:
Clove:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Oak:
Sweet:
Salt:
Spices:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Dark Chocolate:
Iodine:
Oil:
Seaweed:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pepper:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Leather:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Bonfire Smoke:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Cherry:
Honey:
Almonds:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Anise:

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30. Apr 2015
Nosing:
Very intense peat smoke, sea, iodine, heavy sweetness, very complex
Taste:
Soft but deep sweetness, a remembrance saltiness, a little oak and dry peat smoke
Finish:
The sea fades slowly away
Nosing:
Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness
Taste:
A rich, dried fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong, barley malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of peppery smoke
Finish:
Huge, long, warming and peppery with a distinch appetising sweetness
Comment:
10. Oct 2016
Is this whisky overrated and overhyped? Definitely not! Lagavulin 16 is an outstanding Single Malt from Islay and a cornerstone of Scotch whisky culture. Intense peat smoke with hints of iodine and seaweed dominates the nose, combining with a soft and yet substantial sherry cask sweetness. On the palate, Lagavulin is full-bodied, peppery and deliciously sweet with dried fruits and an overwhelming blast of dry peatiness. The finish is prolonged, warming and spicy. An excellent whisky that would be even better with 46% ABV, no chill filtering and natural color.
RATING: 4.5/5.0 ≙ 91 pts
04. Nov 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Sweet Walnut Vanilla
Immediately smoky. Not as intense as I was expecting, but welcome for it. Sweetness and vanilla. I smell walnuts in this though not many others seem to, and fennel or liquorice.

Taste: Peat Smoke Sweet Oil
Full and intense, sweet and smoky, oily mouth coating texture. some spiciness in the back of the mouth. There is a bit of fruitiness there, but you really have to go looking for it.

Finish: Peat Smoke Pepper
Long and smoky, black pepper.

Comment:
I went into this not knowing what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised, the smoke is prevalent but not overpowering and the overall deep sweetness balances it out. The smoke is less medicinal and more like lapsang souchong tea (which I usually hate) but in this it definitely suits it. Good stuff.
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17. Jan 2016
vazquez
05. Jul 2015
Nosing: Peat Smoke

Taste: Spices

Finish: Malt

Comment:
javis1213
25. Oct 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Seaweed Malt Sherry

Taste: Peat Smoke Seaweed Malt Sherry Salt Sweet Dark Chocolate Oak Fruit

Finish: Peat Smoke Oak Malt Sweet Spices

Comment: A very complex nosing with peat smoke all along the journey. The palate was smooth and mouthwatering. The finishing is very long and complex it makes you enjoy yourself in the faint peat smoke the your own world. A very highly appreciable malt from Islay, worth the name Classic malt.
03. Apr 2015

Comment: I'm not a huge fan of peat nor smoky Scotches. Please keep that in mind with my review.
31. Oct 2015
05. Jun 2017
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