Lagavulin 8 Years 200th Anniversary Limited Edition

The age of 8 years recalls an important milestone in the history of distillery. Around 1880 the famous whisky journalist Alfred Barnard tasted an 8-year-old Lagavulin during his visit.

The age of 8 years recalls an important milestone in the history of distillery. Around 1880 the famous whisky journalist Alfred Barnard tasted an 8-year-old Lagavulin during his visit.

Details about this bottle Edit
14377
Lagavulin
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
8 Years
2016
48%
0.7 l
Bourbon Refill, Bourbon Refill, Bourbon Refill, European Oak, European Oak
Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 8 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Iodine:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Medicinal Smoke:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Bonfire Smoke:
Fruit:
Leather:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Lemon:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Heather:
Mint:
Nuts:
Oil:
Apple:
Caramel:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Ham:
Hay:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Melon:
Orange:
Peach:
Pepper:
Plum:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Malt:
Seaweed:
Alcohol:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Grass:
Nuts:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Ginger:
Iodine:
Leather:
Oil:
Anise:
Apple:
Banana:
Barley:
Berries:
Cheese:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Ham:
Honey:
Lemon:
Lime:
Medicinal Smoke:
Sherry:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Pepper:
Malt:
Salt:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Bonfire Smoke:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oil:

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Tasting Notes 8

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04. May 2016
Nosing:
Peat SmokeLemonBonfire SmokeSeaweedMalt
Taste:
Peat Smoke
Finish:
Long with smoke
Comment:
Nosing:
Soft and fresh with milk chocolate and citrus. In the background, maritime and slightly smoky with cereals.
Taste:
Warming, sweet and smoky with sharp notes. Then dry with more smoke.
Finish:
Long and smoky.
Comment:
08. Jun 2016
Nosing:

Taste: OilGrassIodineOakBarleyPepperBonfire SmokeGrapefruit

Finish:

Comment:
11. Oct 2017
I must commend Lagavulin for giving this 200th Anniversary bottling an honest age statement instead of opting for NAS! Fresh and vibrant notes of sea salt, smoked cheese and gentle, earthy peatiness greet the nose, followed by anise, sweet berries and traces of diesel oil. Tasting pure and entirely spirit-driven (8 years!), this Single Malt features a convincing simplicity: crisp apples, roasted peanuts and creamy honey are buried under a thick layer of dry ash. The lasting finish bids farewell with pickled ginger, salt sticks and a dash of sucrose. A true delight!
RATING: 4.2/5.0 ≙ 89 pts
Tomasz
11. Apr 2019
Nosing: very salty, without water alcohol punch, with water sweet - salty, mineral, fresh, just a hint of smoke.

Taste: Very salty, candy sweetness dancing with saltiness, peanuts, typicall Lagavulin smoke, but more fresh, light and cigarette like than in Lagavulin 16YO.

Finish: rather medium

Comment: I do recommend to add water, it is ok to drink it as it is, because the taste is not killing with volume, but water open so much in taste, it seems to be much more complex.
Generally I think Lagavulin helds water pretty well, even quite a lot of water, it seems to be more interesting.
Comparing to 16YO it is complitly different but still you can say it's Lagavulin. Cannot say if it's better or not, but in my opinion if you like this destillery you will like this expression. For sure you cannot go wrong with it. What is quite impressing is that they putted age on the label, even if this whisky is less than 10 years instead of going for NAS, and for me it feels like so much more mature than a lot of 10 YO whiskys on the market. There is no color added, so that's another big plus for this young gentelman. Personally I still prefer 16YO, but that might be a choice of mood.

Rating of article "Lagavulin 8Y - 48% - 0.7l"

Loadmasterdave
08. Dec 2016
11. Jul 2020
Nosing: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeLemon PeelSweetCaramelMaritime Notes

Taste: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeFruitSweetDried Fruit

Finish: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeMedicinal Smoke

Comment:
Disco
18. Sep 2016
Nosing: Smoke smoke smoke smoke smoke!

Taste: Smoke

Finish: Smokey & long lasting

Comment: Need more money to get a couple more, having a hard time contemplating opening my 2nd bottle knowing it could be the last time I ever get to drink it.
15. Feb 2017
17. May 2017
Nosing: Lemon

Taste: ChiliPeat SmokeMedicinal Smoke

Finish: Salt

Comment: