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 - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 67 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Iodine:
Bonfire Smoke:
Salt:
Ham:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Spices:
Herb:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Leather:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Peach:
Herbs:
Anise:
Apple:
Cherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Tobacco:
Blackberry:
Coffee:
Fig:
Grass:
Lemon:
Mint:
Oil:
Banana:
Cake:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Date:
Ginger:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Kiwi:
Lime:
Melon:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Walnut:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Oak:
Malt:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pepper:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Ham:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Oil:
Medicinal Smoke:
Chili:
Leather:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Tobacco:
Zitrus:
Barley:
Caramel:
Herbs:
Cinnamon:
Heather:
Berries:
Honey:
Pineapple:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Anise:
Cake:
Date:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Apple:
Banana:
Cheese:
Cherry:
Clove:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grape:
Peach:
Plum:
Raisin:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Oak:
Maritime Notes:
Spices:
Malt:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Herb:
Nuts:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Oil:
Ham:
Medicinal Smoke:
Chocolate:
Leather:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Herbs:
Heather:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Dried Fruit:
Honey:
Pear:
Raisin:
Anise:
Apple:
Fig:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Orange:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:

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Tasting Notes 67

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unknown user
24. Oct 2020
Nosing: peat of course, slight brine, low tide river smell

Taste: Smokey, bitter sweet, liquorice aniseed, ‘rusty’,

Finish: dry and rich

3 stars because I expected more for such a respected whisky (especially because of the price of a core range product) otherwise would of given it 4.
Comment: Had bought this for the first time having tasted most ‘core range’ single malts and bourbons, this I expected to be the climax of my whisky journey. But was slightly dissatisfied with it. I expected more flavour, I couldn’t detect much under the peat smoke (which I do like by the way) but that was it.
For Islay’s I much preferred Ardbeg 10 and Caol Ila 12.
Perhaps this is coloured which is a shame for such a well respected classic.
This I likened and reminded me of Ledaig 10 but with Ledaig the flavours were more rich and packed more of a punch.
Slightly disappointed, as I should have loved this as I have grown to love peated whisky, perhaps this is a little to challenging for me as I am quite new to whisky tasting.
manfred.pojda@outlook.de
24. Oct 2020
unknown user
24. Oct 2020
HerbertL.
25. Oct 2020
hampiy
03. Nov 2020
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06. Nov 2020
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06. Nov 2020
hampiy
09. Nov 2020
unknown user
12. Nov 2020
GraeOne
13. Nov 2020