Lagavulin 12 Year Old Sample
16th Special Releases 2016

3cl / 57.7%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Lagavulin 12 Year Old Sample / 16th / Special Releases 2016
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A Perfect Measure sample bottle of the 2016 Special Releases bottling of Lagavulin 12 Year Old, celebrating the distillery's 200th anniversary. It's a punchy and coastal-tinged whisky, showing another side to the distillery's character from the 16-year-old.

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12 Year Old

This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:

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Lagavulin 12 Year Old 16th Release Special Releases 2016



  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Earth Earth
  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Brine Brine
  • Tar Tar
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Caramel Caramel

Lagavulin 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (TWE)

    Nose: Bacon bits, sea spray, pine trees, ferns and mulchy leaves, all backed up by a slab of spice and damp smoke. Water adds in oily notes as well as bung cloth, dunnage warehouse and touches of creosote.

    Palate: Ash, sea-drenched rocks and smoky, cast-iron hearths. Sweetness rolls through the centre, with smoky salted caramel and sweet tea balanced out by tarred ropes and more of the bung cloth from the nose. Water brings out sweet black liquorice and softens the smoke.

    Finish: Toffee, honey, tar and spicy smoke.

    Comment: A bit of a beast which takes water well. It’s got all the smoky seaside character of previous years with great sweetness.

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    9 October 2018

    Really peaty with a very nice colour. An excellent dram!

  • 5
    13 December 2017

    Classic Lagavulin - on steroids! Classic Islay nose, initial tar, tobacco, sweet fruit, and then the long, long aftertaste of smoke. Wonderful!

  • 5
    29 October 2017

    Great long taste. A bit more muscle than previous years. Don't bother trying a lesser Single Malt after you have had this one. I think that you will be disappointed.

  • 5
    10 July 2017

    Absolutely amazing! Very smooth at first, then a sudden explosion of smoke. Long aftertaste - sits very well with me overall!

  • 5
    10 October 2016

    Always a stunner !!a little sweeter than previous years but that's a nice thing. And it does feel like a beach bonfire in your mouth. Magnificent !!!

  • 5
    7 October 2016

    Another great Lagavulin. A little different from the past few years after an initial plume of ash and tar there is a very sweetness off the palet. Than the finish is all the good laga burn. Money well spent.