Lagavulin 16 Years

The Lagavulin 16 is an Islay classic with a high peat content. The stills of the distillery are pear-shaped, so all the flavours are kept in the malt. The Lagavulin 16 single malt is matured in bourbon and sherry casks. This is the 0.2 litre version.

The Lagavulin 16 is an Islay classic with a high peat content. The stills of the distillery are pear-shaped, so all the flavours are kept in the malt. The Lagavulin 16 single malt is matured in bourbon and sherry casks. This is the 0.2 litre version.

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2200
Lagavulin
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
16 Years
43%
0.2 l
Original bottling
The Classic Malts of Scotland
Bourbon, Bourbon, Sherry, Sherry
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 73 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Iodine:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ham:
Salt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Dried Fruit:
Leather:
Malt:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Honey:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Nuts:
Peach:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Grass:
Lemon:
Tobacco:
Anise:
Apple:
Cherry:
Fig:
Heather:
Mint:
Oil:
Pepper:
Blackberry:
Chili:
Coffee:
Date:
Ginger:
Green Apple:
Kiwi:
Lime:
Melon:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Walnut:
Banana:
Cake:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Oak:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Malt:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Ham:
Nuts:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Medicinal Smoke:
Dried Fruit:
Chili:
Oil:
Leather:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Zitrus:
Tobacco:
Barley:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Heather:
Honey:
Cinnamon:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Berries:
Date:
Pineapple:
Almonds:
Anise:
Cake:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Banana:
Cheese:
Cherry:
Clove:
Fig:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grape:
Lime:
Peach:
Plum:
Raisin:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Oak:
Spices:
Salt:
Malt:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Herb:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Iodine:
Ham:
Dark Chocolate:
Bonfire Smoke:
Oil:
Medicinal Smoke:
Leather:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Chili:
Heather:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Dried Fruit:
Almonds:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Honey:
Orange:
Pear:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Anise:
Apple:
Fig:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Peach:
Tropical Fruit:

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Tasting Notes 73

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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

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05. May 2015
Nosing:
Alcohol, sherry, sea
Taste:
Peat smoke, alcohol, sherry
Finish:
Medium

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:

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Nosing:
Intense peat smoke with notes of iodine and seaweed and a rich deep sweetness
Taste:
Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle yet powerful sweetness, and then soft notes of sea and salt with hints of wood
Finish:
A long elegant, fulfilling of smokiness Finish much salt and seaweed

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

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09. Dec 2017

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04. Nov 2016
Nosing: Peat SmokeSweetWalnutVanilla
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 SmokeSweetOil
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 SmokePepper
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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27. Feb 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeSweetFruitSeaweedSeaweedIodine

Taste: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeSherryHamSweetSweet

Finish: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeOakSpicesSweetSweet

Comment: Complex aroma and warm finish

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09. Oct 2017
Nosing:
Peat SmokeSaltSpicesCoffeeHamBonfire Smoke
Taste:
CaramelCinnamonLeather
Finish:
Chili
Comment:
好喝 烟熏典范

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29. Jan 2018
Nosing:
Medicinal SmokeAlcoholBonfire SmokeBananaMaritime NotesSeaweedLeather
Taste:
Peat SmokeDark ChocolateCoffeeSpicesCinnamonSweet
Finish:
SweetHerbs
Comment:
第一瓶最后一杯

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