Lagavulin 16 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Lagavulin 16 Year Old
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The Islay representative in the 'Classic Malts' series is a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty bruiser. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers.
Malt Maniacs Awards 2010 & 2011: Non-Plus-Ultra Award (Daily Drams)
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Islay 13 to 20 years
IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Shortlist for TWE's Whisky of the Year 2013

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16 Year Old

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by David Broom for Whisky Advocate

    Lagavulin is a classic example of how smoke isn't a blunt instrument that covers everything in a fog, but an element that works with all the flavours produced in distillation and maturation. Lagavulin isn't 'smokey,' its peat moves into a weird territory of Lapsang Souchong tea and pipe tobacco, fishboxes and kippers. It smells of laurel and light cereal, but is always sweet. The palate shows more creosote, with hints of kelp and a little touch of iodine. Complex.

    92 Points

113 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 May

    Amazing! I saw this one morning earlier this week, on a short program about Scotland distilleries.. As inexperienced as I am about alcohol, seeing as I just turned 21 and didn''t have much of an interest in drinking until I had some whiskey fudge last fall and I was hooked on whiskey. I thought I would try Lavagulin for my first real taste of the liquid whiskey, and I fell in love last night with the first sip! I can''t get it off my mind it is so delicious!When I read that it had seaweed in it, I laughed. I had found my beverage! Thanks to the long history of Islay! :)

  • 5
    6 May

    The greatest malt I''ve ever had. I assumed this was just due to inexperience, and for years tried to find better. I have been unsuccessful. Several things to notice: Incredible complexity: some peated whisky is just peat, this is so much more. The most smoke I''ve ever had, but with honey and an awesome finish. Opening a bottle is quite an experience, as the smoke escapes and permeates the room. Note: I visited the distillery, and had Lagavulin from 12 - 43 years old right from the cask. The 16 year old captures the best of all.

  • 5
    25 April

    My favourite malt by far, a simmering combination of peat, fire, and iodine.

  • 5
    20 April

    I have become a fanatic. Enough said.

  • 5
    18 April

    The first time I tried this I had to take the smallest sips. Felt like I had sat around the camp fire all night when I woke up. However, could not stop thinking about the flavour after that. Craved it! It is now my favourite. I keep trying others, but not sure why. It is so much richer and complex and not too much alcohol like Ardbeg. Perfect balance!

  • 5
    3 April

    I sip it from a brandy is the most superb Islay I have tasted!

  • 5
    16 March

    The king of single malts for me. Nothing else I''ve tried even comes close. Huge pungent smoky/peaty flavours up front, then tea (esp. lapsang souchong), salted caramel and dried fruit notes. Absolutely sublime.

  • 5
    16 March

    First taste of Lagavulin 16yr was so smokey that I was quite surprised. However I fell in love with this special single malt immediately. Its deep, deep taste is just unbelievable. 10 out of 10, triple As.

  • 5
    21 February

    When will somebody export lagavulin here in The Philippines? I just wanna sip this fantastic Scotch drink to my mouth. Heard that it tastes heavenly... I''m on white horse now temporarily...!

  • 5
    10 February

    Lagavulin girl... She''s my lagavulin baby girl. Best spirit tasted yet, i''m blown away.

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