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:
Iodine:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Salt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Ham:
Spices:
Herb:
Vanilla:
Dried Fruit:
Leather:
Malt:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Honey:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Peach:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Dark Chocolate:
Tobacco:
Anise:
Apple:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Fig:
Grape:
Grass:
Lemon:
Mint:
Oil:
Blackberry:
Clove:
Date:
Ginger:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Kiwi:
Lime:
Melon:
Pepper:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Walnut:
Banana:
Cake:
Chocolate:
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:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Leather:
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:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Malt:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Herb:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Iodine:
Dark Chocolate:
Oil:
Medicinal Smoke:
Chocolate:
Ham:
Bonfire Smoke:
Leather:
Coffee:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Caramel:
Cherry:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Honey:
Pear:
Raisin:
Anise:
Apple:
Fig:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Orange:
Peach:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:

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4.5 Rate
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Tasting Notes 67

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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:
09. Dec 2017
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 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.
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
09. Oct 2017
Nosing:
Peat SmokeSaltSpicesCoffeeHamBonfire Smoke
Taste:
CaramelCinnamonLeather
Finish:
Chili
Comment:
好喝 烟熏典范
29. Jan 2018
Nosing:
Medicinal SmokeAlcoholBonfire SmokeBananaMaritime NotesSeaweedLeather
Taste:
Peat SmokeDark ChocolateCoffeeSpicesCinnamonSweet
Finish:
SweetHerbs
Comment:
第一瓶最后一杯
milkbonez
04. Jul 2019
Nosing: Peat SmokeHamHamHam savory smoke MelonPineappleFruit

Taste: Peat SmokePineappleMaritime NotesSaltSeaweedGrapefruit

Finish: PepperMaltPeat SmokeHam

Comment: a great peated scotch.
Tomasz
07. Jan 2019
Nosing: First thing is smoke but then very nice swetness. I love the smell.

Taste: Sweet, peppery, not complex, notes of sherry, notes of wet wood and skin.

Finish:
Smoky, feeling like after smoking cigars.
Comment: I like this whisky but I don't get why it's so overrate and overprice since last three months. Taste is really good but not complex. As for 43% and long maturation alcohol is to present in mouth and to sharp. My personal biggest minus is for after/after taste which is this unpleasant feeling after smoking ciggarettes which is one of the reason I don't smoke and will never do.
To sum up: good whisky, I like it but aftertaste will not let me buy it again too soon. Diffinitely can be a very good dram for peat lovers. Comparing to Ardbeg it is totally different.