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House Lannister & Lagavulin 9 Year Old - Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection

(70cl, 46%)

House Lannister & Lagavulin 9 Year Old - Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection

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When you play the game of thrones, you win or you... drink delicious whisky! Part of the exciting Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection, this 9 year old whisky was distilled by the Islay-based Lagavulin distillery. It has been exclusively matured in 100% fresh ex-Bourbon casks, giving it a gorgeous light golden colour. If a Lannister always pays his debts, perhaps they could do so next time with a bottle of this Lagavulin.

May we follow in the words of Tyrion Lannister: 'I drink and I know things.'

Check out the rest of the Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection here!

Tasting Note by The Producer

The nose is characteristically Lagavulin with the sweet smoke exploding on the nose providing a little more zesty, Maritime brine than the other expressions. The palate opens with sweet, smokey caramelized banana, burnt marshmallow and Vanilla which subsides into a light dry menthol and salted caramel finish.

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House Lannister & Lagavulin 9 Year Old - Game of Thrones Single Malts Collection Reviews

Good but not that good

Bought this at the offer price of £38. I am glad I did not pay the full price of £65 as it simply is not worth it, I'd say £45 at best compared to others out there. I was sceptical of the GoT thing and the hype and I have also tried the standard 8 year old and that is nothing special. The 16 year old (when on song, as it can be inconsistent) reigns supreme and is as far as I know, still widely available and not likely to be retired any time soon as too many people like it but it could be so much better if the abv was pushed up to at least 46%, was unchillfiltered and the colouring left out. This 9 year old is good, tasty and it is peaty but not worth the full asking price.

26th May 2020

Where's The Peat?

I hate to be contrary, but...

I confess I tried this expression pretty much because I had to: My usual vendor - one of the few that does deliveries during this misguided "lockdown" lunacy - announced that their inventory of Lagavulin 16 year old, which is far and away my favorite whisky and which I submit is perhaps the greatest liquid creation in all of human history, was zero. On contact with this vendor they informed me that the Lagavulin distillery's new management had decided to discontinue production of the 16 year expression in favor of the 8 year and this 9 year "Game of Thrones" brew. I am really, really hoping someone will tell me this information is wrong, because the 16 year old is...

Similarly, I did not buy this because of its "Game of Thrones" collector's designation. I was an enthusiastic fan of Martin's "Game of Thrones" television show early on, until... I started noticing something. Namely, that anyone with the slightest bit to admire got arbitrarily slaughtered, while Mr. Martin made most of those who were evil not only survive but thrive. And so I bailed, out of annoyance at the intentional amorality of it. As a brilliant mind once put it, "There is nothing as boring as depravity." So to mitigate the further expansion of a bewildering textwall: 'No longer a fan, and the GoT connection was actually a "hold my nose and plunk down the cash" experience.

Anyhow, I poured out a small tasting quantity of all three of these malts, and did some side-by-side back-and forth, and... Perhaps it's unfair to compare two malts to one that's had double the time to mature, but the 9 year was a vast disappointment while the 8 year was... intriguing. Neither is an expression I would likely seek again if given a choice of the 16 year, however.

My first impression of the 9 year, right from the nose, was an immediate "Where's the peat?" In both nosing and (especially) in tasting, it's faint to nonexistent. My second impression was "This is a regular, non-Islay whisky, in the general mold of a Macallan or Bowmore." Its youth is as evident as it is expected and it has a certain appealing oakiness to it, but like the 8 year it lacks most of the depth and mind-boggling complexity of flavor that makes Lagavulin's 16 year so magnificent. Again, I have to cut it slack for its youth, but if I want a conventional, peatless Bowmore or Macallan, I'll buy a Bowmore or Macallan.

Maybe I'm too much of a peat fanatic for my own good, but a caveat emptor to fellow peat-lovers out there: You will find little of your flavor of choice in this particular malt. The 8 year is much better and sits at virtually the same price, so go for that. If you're not particularly enamored of peat, YMMV.

'Looks like I'm going to have to go on a foraging expedition through local (and not-so-local) liquor stores for still-extant bottles of Lagavulin 16. Experimentation is nice, but it makes no sense for a distillery to ditch a certifiable masterpiece. (Again, I am really hoping that rumor is not true.)

28th April 2020

Fantastic

Managed to pick up this for £34, what a steal.

Lagavulin don't make bad whiskies, this was particularly good.

17th April 2020

No Gimmick

Seeing this whisky in the Flash Sale, I decided to take chance that it wasn't just a gimmick of linking whiskies to the epic TV programme - and I am glad I did. I have always enjoyed the Laga 16 and this 9yo is certainly different from that but most decidedly Lagavulin nonetheless. Young but full-flavoured with all the characteristic smoke and brine, vanilla and subtle sweetness. perhaps a little thinner in body than the 16 despite its extra proof but it is an enjoyable dram.

7th March 2020

Heaven in a glass

The MoM description is perfect. A stunning malt

26th February 2020

Deep

Deep, beautiful malt

20th May 2019

Incredible.

I was lucky enough to be in a distillery (one of the other participants in this promotion but not lagavulin) - the guys in the distillery had done the tasting and while they were pleased with their offering they had rated the lagavulin as the best of the bunch. I was poured a measure and was immediately stunned. It is a fabulous expression and in my humble opinion far better than the usual 16 year old. It is a stunning dram and as others will no doubt mention seemed older than it’s years for its complexity and fullness. All respected reviews are saying the same thing so ignore the promotion and grab a bottle for its own sake.

8th March 2019

This is incredible. Its better than the 8 yes by a country mile. More refined than their 16. Smooth and less one dimensional. My pick of the bunch. Lagavulin, Talisker and Clynelish in that order. The others were less impressive. Glendulan n Cardhu were shadowed.

1st March 2019

Delicious and Clever

My bottle arrived this afternoon.
This is yet another delicious expression from Lagavulin.

Very clever with pricing, definitely good to buy to drink, really a stunning malt, but I am sure this will also become collectible quite quick, depending on how long it’s knocking about for.

Really enjoyable and a bit saltier than the 16yr, amazing depth of flavour for what is a relatively young malt. Absolutely recognisable as a Lagavulin, sweet smoke etc.

Well done people at Lagavulin and thank you

20th February 2019

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