Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 48%

4.5 (42 Reviews)

Lagavulin 8 Year Old / 200th Anniversary

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Released to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Lagavulin distillery by John Johnston in 1816, this eight-year-old is big and smoky, with sweet spice that becomes apparent with a drop of water. Inspired by the visit of Alfred Barnard to the distillery in the 1880s when he tried an 'exceptionally fine' eight-year-old from the distillery, this is a fitting tribute for the milestone.

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Reviews (42)

Reviews

  • 4

    Anonymous,

    It is more meaningful because it is the 200th anniversary product

  • 5

    Daniel,

    This 200th anniversary 8yr old was described as 'exceptionally fine' and I can confirm that to be true. Far more rich than the 16yr, much more peat and smoke which lingers in your mouth for ages afterwards. Add a couple drops of water and it instantly becomes more sweet while opening the dram up nicely. This is a brilliant expression of Lagavulin and I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys peated whisky. Would I buy another bottle? ABSOLUTELY.

  • 5

    Rob,

    This is one of the best whiskeys I have tasted. I do prefer the peaty taste of the Islay whiskeys and especially Lagavulin than other malts but this one is above the norm. A definite treat for a Saturday evening to be sipping this exquisite whiskey.

  • 3

    Matt J,

    Not bad. Not brilliant either. The colour doesn't inspire and it lacks complexity and depth. Not a Lagavulin to nurse. However, has enough of the Lagavulin character to justify the brand. Preferred the very similar 10yr old.

  • 5

    Taffy,

    The trouble was it went too quickly!

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