Lagavulin 16 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
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.

Runner Up in TWE's Whisky of the Year 2014.

Distillery Bottling
16 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Orange Orange
  • Pineapple Pineapple
  • Brine Brine
  • Kippers Kippers
  • Smoke Smoke

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by David Broom for Whisky Advocate

    • Comment:

      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.

    • Score:

      92 Points

316 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    9 days ago

    The best whisky I have tried in my life. It is very hard to find in my region, so I get it when I travel.

  • 5
    14 days ago

    This is exactly what I was looking for.

  • 5
    26 September

    Powerful, complex and satisfying. A great whisky for a cold day.

  • 5
    22 September

    Comforting smoke, with a slightly sweet after taste. Wonderful Islay malt

  • 5
    17 September

    What is there to say about this that hasn't been said before? Smoke, full of citrus, salt, mild brine, oily, and burned pipe tobacco. Impeccably balanced, almost to a fault, but never boring.

  • 1
    11 August

    This may be the most smoky whisky you'll ever try. It can be a bit overpowering.

  • 5
    10 August

    Quite simply my favourite whisky.

  • 5
    3 August

    Smoky, sweet, savory in a well balanced Islay whisky.

  • 1
    16 July

    Personally I found this to be horrid.

  • 5
    26 April

    It's complicated. Full of peat and smoke, but with so many other flavours and notes. Not the easiest to drink, but probably one of the most rewarding.

  • 5
    5 April

    This is quite remarkable. I recently purchased a bottle to try after much deliberation, as I'm not big on peaty malts. However, the lapsang souchong smokiness works wonderfully with the sweetness, which I actually prefer over the aforementioned tea. I'd certainly buy this bottle again

  • 5
    3 April

    Magic in a glass

  • 5
    12 March

    Greatest scotch in my book!

  • 5
    17 February

    A remarkable Scotch with exquisite smoky, peaty nuances that tingle on the tongue with strong lingering flavours on the finish. Not for the faint of heart.

  • 5
    14 February

    Smoke and iodine nose, with a wonderful briny palate. Awesome stuff.

  • 1
    10 February

    The single worst, most peat-mossy scotch I ever wasted my money on. The peat definitely does move in a weird direction on this on – not at all what I expected. Like a good smooth scotch, but not this one. Unfortunately not even worthy as a mixer.

  • 5
    30 January

    I was blown away by this scotch. Smooth, smoky and perfectly balanced.

  • 5
    19 January

    One of my all time favorite tipples, love the smoky peatiness of it.

  • 5
    16 January

    Outstanding whisky, but maybe not for casual scotch drinkers.

  • 5
    5 January

    Great whiskey!

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