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

311 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    8 days ago

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

  • 5
    9 days ago

    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!

  • 5
    29 December 2018

    Wowzers! My new favourite by far: fire and brimstone, a pyromaniacs dream... I'd give it 6* - off the scale!!

  • 4
    27 December 2018

    Definitely worth the price. Perfect smoky and a good taste of tobacco but a little bit too dry for my taste. It gets better and better the more you drink.

  • 5
    27 December 2018

    Smooth with the right amount of peat for us Islay fanatics. Complex and finishes with a touch of sweetness . Great bottle.

  • 5
    26 December 2018

    I’m completely smitten by this Islay that has so much character. I have multiple bottles of famous scotches which come in fancy bottles and gold crested labels and other embellishments, that are simply ignored. I find myself reaching for the unpretentious bottle every time I open the drinks cabinet. Lovely.

  • 5
    25 December 2018

    It's absolutely unique. I love it. You can feel the rough scottish climate cold and windy. Wind, sea waves, rocks and fireplaces smoke. Best single malt I've ever drank. Correction: the best period.

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