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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Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
16 Years
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Bourbon, Bourbon, Sherry, Sherry, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With

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4.5 Rate
Tasting Notes 62

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30. Apr 2015
Very intense peat smoke, sea, iodine, heavy sweetness, very complex
Soft but deep sweetness, a remembrance saltiness, a little oak and dry peat smoke
The sea fades slowly away
Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness
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
Huge, long, warming and peppery with a distinch appetising sweetness
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 Smoke Sweet Walnut Vanilla
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 Smoke Sweet Oil
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 Smoke Pepper
Long and smoky, black pepper.

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.
09. Oct 2017
Peat Smoke Salt Spices Coffee Ham Bonfire Smoke
Caramel Cinnamon Leather
好喝 烟熏典范
29. Jan 2018
Medicinal Smoke Alcohol Bonfire Smoke Banana Maritime Notes Seaweed Leather
Peat Smoke Dark Chocolate Coffee Spices Cinnamon Sweet
Sweet Herbs
27. Feb 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Sweet Fruit Seaweed Seaweed Iodine

Taste: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Sherry Ham Sweet Sweet

Finish: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Oak Spices Sweet Sweet

Comment: Complex aroma and warm finish
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.

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.
22. Jun 2019

Comment: It's good we can give another review here because I feel I have to bcs I do not agree with me any more :D I was not experienced drinker at that time and didn't know some whiskies need to breath for a bit. So Lagavulin does. Lagavulin became one of my best friends and I really don't think it is even a bit overpriced or overrated. It is just delicious.