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

206 Customer Reviews

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  • 5

    One of the best Islay whiskys I have ever had along with Talisker 18. So sophisticated and smooth, yet so fiercely smoky and peated.

  • 5
    10 days ago

    Truly the water of life!

  • 5
    10 days ago

    My first foray into smoke having previously called Oban 14 my favourite whisky. Instantly loved it. Despite it's power I find it extremely smooth and very drinkable. I've done a bit of a tour since my last bottle but none have come close. Now I want smoke again and really should try Bunnahabin 12..but maybe later :)

  • 5
    10 days ago

    It's unlike anything else. The oily texture, the perfect peatiness and the brine are as if they are bound by nature. Beautiful.

  • 5
    11 days ago

    Took some getting used to, but my god what a stunner.

  • 5
    12 days ago

    This is the first scotch that I truly loved!

  • 5
    26 November

    One of my all time favourite whiskys. Great stuff

  • 5
    24 November

    Recently bought this whisky for a friend as a present. Tasting it together, we found it reminiscent of a campfire by the sea. Smoky, sweet, a hint of salt towards the end. Oily and full throughout. It had heat to it, but it was never too much. A well bought gift for the price.

  • 5
    22 November

    kissed by heaven while smoked next to a roaring wood, peat fire.

  • 5
    14 November

    Great flavour. Not for the faint of heart though. Have a sip. Then another. It gets better each time it passes your lips. Nice way to end a great day.

  • 5
    14 November

    Great stuff!

  • 4
    13 November

    Surprisingly fruity for such a peaty Whisky. Not a huge fan of all Islay Whiskies, but this one has a place and time to shine. I found it goes very well with a seafood dish or post meal dram when a big punch of flavour is in need. 3.5 Stars from me.

  • 5
    7 November

    Always the best. It's never lacking.

  • 5
    4 November

    One of my favourite single malts, i love the burnt wood undertone. Its a good winter warmer.

  • 5
    1 November

    This is the best whisky I have ever tasted absolutely beautiful!

  • 5
    29 October

    Five stars. My personal favorite. Forget the tasting notes and allow it to speak for itself.

  • 5
    27 October

    I can't drink this whisky without smiling

  • 5
    16 October

    One of the best peated scotch I've ever had.

  • 5
    8 October

    Lovely!! 5/5 10/10 100/100. And so on

  • 5
    27 September

    One of the finest whiskies I have tasted. Its smooth and very complex aroma (Creamy vanilla, spicy and somewhat a hint of iodine). Smoky and peaty taste, which has unique sweetness and is nice.

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