Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Lagavulin
Style Single Malt Whisky

Lagavulin 12yo (SR 2017)

Lagavulin has become a Special Releases stalwart – and for good reason. The classic Islay distillery is beloved by peat fans (and everyone's favourite Parks director, Ron Swanson). This year's 12 year old candidate brings together the characteristic island smoke with the sweetness of American hogsheads, all wrapped up in a natural cask strength bottling. It's meaty and robust – Ron would certainly approve.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Meaty and mezcal-like with cola ham and a little putty.

Palate Classic smoky embers and burnt ends. Full flavoured with balancing sweetness, great stuff.

Finish Long, slightly drier but still balanced with plenty of ash and smoke.

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Lagavulin 12yo (SR 2017)
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Reviews for Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2017)
Just fantastic. Perfect balance and rich sweetness.
Unbelievably good Islay scotch. This is the only release of the 12 year old Lagavulin I have had, but I enjoy it loads more than both the 16 and 8 year Lagavulin expressions. It drinks quite easily for the proof, but takes a splash of water really well also. Based on this whisky, I really believe 12 years is the "sweet spot" for Lagavulin, as this one just has a perfect balance of the vibrant smoke and fruity character of the 8 year, but is so full, rich, and creamy (especially on the finish) which the 8 year lacks. The smoke and sweetness are just perfectly integrated and this whisky has one of the best finishes of anything I've tried to date. There are some peated scotches which I find a little too ashy and funky tasting, but this one is pure enjoyment from start to finish. Smashing good stuff.
Kyle C , United States
4 years ago
2017 is perfect
The very very best one from Islay.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Haven't had one this good in a long time. Perfect balance of heather and sweet barley.
Haven't had one this good in a long time. Perfect balance of heather and sweet barley.
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Best universally available whisky on the market for Peat heads
It doesn’t get much better than this!
Peter L , Canada
5 years ago
The best peated whisky I have had to date! Keith @ The Malted Man Cave
The best peated whisky I have had to date! Keith @ The Malted Man Cave
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Amazing. No Joke.
The best Islay whisky I've ever tasted. Lots and lots of peat, peat smoke, but not Laphroaig "in your face". Floral, cola, sweet barley, spearmint, effervescent.... Just a ton of stuff going on here. No coloring added I think. No chill filtering. Expensive here in the US. $200.00. Going to get another to keep for the future. A single malt lover's dream.
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
As good as the hype
Spectacular! Sensational in the most literal sense. Very well balanced and I like the dryness. Wonderful finish.
Tom , Canada
6 years ago
Great whisky. This year’s one is phenomenal
Laga fans rate the 12yo the highest among the common releases of 16, 12, 16 distillery edition.
The 2017 is just spectacular. The punchy Laga but still a sublime sweetness/fruity sweetness.
An awesome, spectacular whisky. Great whisky. This 2017 edition is perhaps the best in the past 5 years I would say.
Damoo , Hong Kong
6 years ago
Top Whisky, one of the very very best from Islay!
Top Whisky, one of the very very best from Islay!
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
Warm beautiful whisky!
Another awesome Lagavulin that really kicks you around the room if you disrespect it. Love it!
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago