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.

Details about this bottle Edit
6
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:
Anise:
Cake:
Date:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
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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Tasting notes of Zeus8613:

Zeus8613
26. Apr 2018

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Autococker07
15. Jul 2019
Nosing: Sweet, sticky smoke, fresh peach, as well as citrus notes. Dark fruits and sherry very lightly lingers in background. Also the slight aroma of a fine leather shop, or new unworn shoe leather. Wow.... there is so much going on in this whisky that I am lost.... it seems every time I go back I find new aromas, none overpowering, but all there. Very complex nose. I feel like I can discern some saltiness and maritime character, but it may be my imagination, as I know it should be there. Hard to believe that a delicate and complex whisky could come from the same area as Laphroaig and Ardbeg. This is not aggressive, not "funky" with peat, but not weak nor bashful. It is like a beautiful woman in a fine dress that perfectly accentuates her curves.... this is a beautiful whisky. SweetPeat SmokePeachZitrusDried FruitSherryLeatherSaltMaritime Notes

Taste: Sweet and spicy, dark fruits, some pepper and citrus on the backend, with well controlled smoke reminding you that this lady is hot! The smoke is not overpowering, nore are the salt and maritime characters, but they are there, like a good backup singer, enhancing the whole. This is a fantastic dram. I am very impressed with how much is here, and how balanced it all is. It is smoky, but does not blow you away, sweet, but with discretion, fruity, but only when you concentrate on it. This dram deserves to be savored, and dare I say I don't even think I would insult it by pairing with a cigar. This is a magnificent creation. SweetChiliDried FruitZitrusPeat SmokeSaltMaritime Notes

Finish: Long and pleasant. The multitude of flavors blend together slowly and subside ever so gently into a fantastic full and satisfying taste on your pallet. Mouthfeel is of a much more viscous whisky, and the finish continues this. Almost like a great old sherried dram (Glenfarclas, etc)but without the thickness in the original juice. A strange sensation, but pleasant.

Comment: I like the neighbors, but this whisky has them beat for complexness and approachability (if you can consider an Islay approachable). The nose is gentler than Laphroaig and Ardbeg, taste is gentler and even more complex than Ardbeg, and the finish is like a love one going on a long trip. Outstanding whisky, and while out of my budget for a daily, well worth the $90 price tag.
Nosing: Thick and robust and smoky. Peaty and seaweed. A little brine and saltiness.

Taste: Smoky and smooth with a strong start. Slight sweetness to counter the peaty smoke. A touch of medicine but compliments well. Complex and dark.

Finish: Long and smoky with a little of the brine coming out.
Cdamiano
09. May 2016
mcro
06. Oct 2020
Nosing: Peat SmokeHamMaritime NotesFruitApplePeach

Taste: HamMaritime NotesFruit

Finish: FruitSpicesMaritime NotesHoney

Comment:
Very deep, full and unique smell. Smokey ham, sea salt, baked apples and pears, figs, fruit jam, some fresh peach.
Tastes like salty smokey ham, juicy steak with sweet fruit sauce.
Long finish, with sweet fruits, spicy notes and a hint of honey.

19. Jan 2020
Nosing: Peat smoke, ham, sherry, malt/sweetness, sea

Taste: Smokey, salty, sweet, oaky

Finish: Long, smokey, peppery, sweet
SirErol
03. Jul 2016
Nosing: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeSeaweedSweet summer ocean breeze

Taste: Peat SmokeOilSweetOakSpices

Finish: Peat SmokeSweetCoffee fairly long finish.

Comment: perfect.
smokeybourbon
21. May 2019
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokeMedicinal SmokeIodine

Taste: Peat SmokeSweetOilSpices

Finish: Peat SmokePepperSweetOak

Comment:
robh3fan
25. Feb 2016
OldMan
07. Mar 2016