Lagavulin 16 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £58.45 £48.71 ex VAT (£83.50 per litre)
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20cl
Customer Rating
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
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
16 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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

275 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    4 days ago

    As the first swish thickens on your palate, you're instantly transported to a time and space where cold sea foam meets briny bracing salt air. The second swish introduces a lift of light smoke that lands you into a lingering warmth of subtle citrus wrapped in a hint of pine sap. a truly outer body experience. Not a journey for the novice, but one well respected once the mind (and palate) is opened to it.

  • 5
    12 days ago

    The best bang for your dollar, hands down!

  • 5
    13 days ago

    I purchased this product for a friends 70th birthday, the process was quick and easy, delivery was exactly on time, well packaged. I am sure being a whisky lover he will be more than happy.

  • 5
    14 days ago

    After years of tasting it was love at first taste

  • 5
    30 October

    Personal all time favorite and probably the best single malt available in Finland. Not for people who want an easy flavor, but it does ease in after the first sip.

  • 2
    30 October

    I bought this as a present as I know the recipient likes this. However, I do not like it, as it is too smoky and too peaty for my taste.

  • 1
    29 October

    Had a glass at a restaurant. I found the smoke flavor overpowering, so much so that I had to keep the glass away from me between sips. Adding some water made it drinkable, but it still tasted like a campfire mixed with paint thinner.

  • 3
    27 October

    Not an expert but one of the most exceptional Scotch whiskies I have had the chance to taste. Smoky at first and an incredible finish, almost like a delicious cake although difficult to describe.

  • 5
    26 October

    Absolutely beautiful. On first taste it is very smoky, but after the second sip it mellows – very creamy on the after taste. If in doubt, buy the 20cl and it will change your life.

  • 5
    24 October

    Lagavulin 16. You are reading this wondering, 'is this worth the price?' And the answer is YES. Perhaps the finest whisky available (yes it has been dyed but so has the hair of your favourite starlet). Even if it is your last money in the world, spend it on this. You will be a well respected and a learned hobo while sipping on this absolutely world-class single malt. People will think you are being ironic whilst sleeping on the streets. It buys class. Jesting aside, it really is a great bottle. I remember myself at 16 years old - hypnotic, unhinged, perfect alcohol content and an expert at leaving a taste that kept them coming back for more. Lagavulin is a lot like this. Buy a bottle. Now.

  • 5
    21 October

    The best Scotch I have ever consumed, period.

  • 5
    20 October

    My all-time favourite.

  • 5
    11 October

    This scotch gets better and better as you go. It's easily one of my favorites. A bit pricey, but completely worth it.

  • 5
    6 October

    Distinctive, smokey, dry, lingering taste... Not an immediate winner but a taste that you're drawn back to.

  • 5
    2 October

    Amazing, my “go-to” scotch. First tasting was all it took to become my favorite.

  • 5
    28 September

    I love it

  • 5
    24 September

    Very smoky peat taste... bold but smooth.

  • 5
    11 September

    One of the best Islay single malts. Lagavulin 16 tastes like smoking a pipe on a fishing barge by yourself, with nary a coast in sight, or sitting by a crackling log fire by the forest late at night. Smooth and sea-salty without distracting sweetness like some of the other single malts. If you are one of those who is able to its appreciate unique character, you will never go back to anything else.

  • 5
    24 August

    An absolutely stunning dram. I guess you really do get what you pay for! I bought this having previously tried Laphroaig 10, and I'm blown away by the extra complexities in the flavours. Not one to be rushed, and I find a little water helps to open the flavours up a bit.

  • 5
    23 August

    Just try it and you’ll be hooked if you like sweet peaty flavors in scotch. Outstanding.

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