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

160 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 days ago

    My new fave. Complex, Smokey and Smooth. As you get through each level of flavour another kicks in, it lasts an age on the pallet. Awesome dram at a reasonable (for the quality) price.

  • 5
    14 days ago

    Fantastic smoky flavour. I love it

  • 5
    2 January

    A warming winter whisky that makes you feel like putting on your smoking jacket and slippers and relaxing in front of an open fire .

  • 5
    31 December 2016

    This stuff is beyond amazing. So complex, smooth, lots of peat, and full of flavor. Different flavors hit every 5 seconds. Just when you think it is done it smacks you across the face! Amazing scotch!

  • 5
    30 December 2016

    From the sea to the smokers. Brilliant.

  • 5
    27 December 2016

    Outstanding. From the first whiff you know your in for something special, and the first taste confirms. Very satisfying, very hard to put down.

  • 5
    26 December 2016

    What can I say but WHAT AGREAT SCOTCH! Got it for Christmas and the best gift I have had in years. So smooth it warms the heart. I love the smoky flavour of it. Makes me feel like reaching for my pipe. I really love that hint of sweetness to it as well. Not harsh but a lovely sipping whiskey that holds you in heaven.

  • 4
    16 December 2016

    My first bottle, and I like it.

  • 5
    12 December 2016

    An exceptionally well balanced peat monster. The smokiness that the pest imparts is only part of this wonderful scotch' profile. Incredible and very sophisticated scotch. The best Islay I have yet tasted.

  • 4
    29 October 2016

    Smokey but not as harsh as Ardbeg... added just a teaspoon of water or one cube might over do it...nice mixture of sweetness and peat, very easy going down!! Nice single malt !!

  • 5
    22 October 2016

    Great, marvelus taste

  • 5
    28 September 2016

    Always a winner and the best. I'll punch anybody in the mouth who says 16 has had a down turn lol

  • 5
    27 September 2016

    Excellent, peat and sweet in Beautiful harmony

  • 5
    25 September 2016

    It's the nearest thing to drinking Angels tears

  • 5
    7 September 2016

    reminds me of the old coal miners sweets very smokey tastes of vanilla and peat aswell dandilion and burdock almost in a way one of the best islay available one to try at least once in your life

  • 5
    15 June 2016

    Should be in every mans liquor cabinet...the beginning the middle and the end. at any price

  • 5
    28 May 2016

    Amrut (Nectar) of Life !!

  • 4
    21 May 2016

    Peaty and rich. Full bodied. Multilayered and pungent. Nose is refined peat, orange, vanilla and tea. Palate is salty peaty smoke, chilli Finish long peat smoke chilli A fine alternative to the other KILDALTON peated whiskies. Guaiacol phenolic compounds more pronounced than the cresols, so more smokey than medicinal. Less peaty than Ardbeg or Laphroaig both of which are mid 20s ppm in the final spirit, this is about half that.

  • 4
    18 May 2016

    One of the very best value for money, easily available, not surprisingly so popular. Not for every day , always remarkable for a stunning delicious smoke that long long lasts in the nose and brain.

  • 5
    30 April 2016

    Nectar of the gods

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