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

    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

230 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    7 days ago

    As Brian Cox put it Lagavulin is indeed the cognac of scotch whisky. The smoke is so well-balanced with the rest of the spirit and that kippers taste will keep you coming back for more. I would advise that you don't add any water or ice. Savour it as you find it. Delectable stuff. 6 out of 5

  • 5
    4 March

    I don’t drink whiskey, well I thought I didn’t like it until I tried this very good smokey whiskey. I will give it a try soon

  • 5
    3 March

    I sampled a bottle of this at Christmas, superb. A friend had just been on whisky tasting course so he brought his expertise to the table. The first sip was like fire water, then the smokiness came through, the 2nd was salty, literally like tasting the sea. The third was a sublime sweetness. The complex flavours continually open up & the whisky seemed to get better & better with every dram. The bottle lasted 4 weeks & has ruined me, nothing I've tried since has come close. Be warned, you won't go back to anything else once you've tried this. Not cheap, but incredible value for such a quality malt.

  • 5
    2 March

    My favorite alcohol of all time. Smooth, smokey and complex. Elevates any event, and leaves you wanting more.

  • 5
    16 February

    Smokey, smooth, and very aromatic. Be warned, This is not something I’d recommend for a first timer.

  • 5
    14 February

    Wonderful smokey smooth single malt that delights. Tried first on Burns night!

  • 4
    9 February

    Enjoying my very first glass of Lagavulin 16...all the smokiness and peat, with hints of the ocean (kelp!?)...I really like how it leaves my palate after each sip...brilliant!

  • 4
    5 February

    Acquired taste this one,but if you like love it!!!!Amazing flavours...great fun to sip and savour and wallow in those Lagavulin tastes!

  • 5
    1 February

    Love it. Agree with Brian Cox - cognac of the whiskies

  • 5
    27 January

    Full of wonderful campfire smokiness. a drinking experience that can only be compared to a brisk walk on a wild Scottish headland

  • 5
    27 January

    One of my favourite malts, Love the nose and the lasting flavour is great with a powerful smoke coming through. Brilliant and Christmas time when I get a new bottle always makes me happy. A must buy for a smoke fan

  • 5
    26 January

    It seems to be a love or hate Scotch. The complexity to me means my palate won’t hit on only one or two aspects. Every sip is slightly different. Never boring! My birthday celebration whisky!

  • 5
    21 January

    Such a great Islay whisky, really changes from peated smoke to sweet with a little water and half hour in the glass. So complex and an amazing finish. Just a few glasses into my first bottle of this one but will have to keep it in my rotation for sure. Just an excellent Islay whisky.

  • 5
    20 January

    Most pungent Islay of all single malt

  • 4
    17 January

    Lapsang Souchong on crack.

  • 4
    17 January

    Wow what a peated smoke hit. It's quite strong and perhaps not everyones cup of tea. It goes great with smoked salmon and blue cheese. If your not sure whether you will like it, why not try the selection box with it in. I will buy this again .

  • 4
    9 January

    Peat and smoke reviews are upfront and accurate. That being said, keep it out of your hand when drinking, the warmth created drastically changes the initial notes. Keep it cool for first sips washed with sour apple while second and third give way to almond butter and burnt plum. Tops.

  • 5
    1 January

    Strong peat start but has a great smooth finish. Have to give it a couple sips and/or a few minutes but it is an excellent Isley whiskey

  • 4
    28 December 2017

    First time a tasted this brand. It's very smokie with long after taste.

  • 5
    27 December 2017

    Complex and very smooth, a must for every whiskey enthusiast.

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