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Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2018)

(70cl, 57.8%)

Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2018)

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Lagavulin (SR 2018) Bottling Note

The Diageo Special Releases welcomes back the Lagavulin 12 for 2018. This is the 18th incarnation of the Islay single malt, which has only missed the very first edition in 2002. The limited release was matured in refill American Oak hogsheads and bottled at 57.8% ABV.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A classic Lagavulin – smouldering barbeque smoke, oodles of citrus peels, raspberry and peach. It's quite green, with a freshly cut grass vibe in there too. Then there's a wet wood aroma to keep it interesting.

Palate: Bonfire embers give way to hay, orange peel, toffee apples and salted caramel. Burned marshmallows, dark chocolate and cigar smoke, too.

Finish: Drying with bitter orange and wood smoke.

Overall: A deliciously smoky yet multi-dimensional whisky. We like. A lot.

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Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2018) Reviews

A brilliant dram.

One of my favorites.

21st July 2021


Severely disappointed. It lacks the complexity and depth of flavour of the 16 year old. i regret spending do much money on it.

9th July 2021

Worth every penny.

Fantastic scotch. Cheap drinkers need not apply.

28th December 2019


Just paid a large amount for a bottle of 12 year old lagavulin and a bottle of 16 year old lagavulin, started with the 12 it is not the best scotch I've ever had [not even close] it is exceedingly oily it has a lot of heat to it, granted, but it's not pleasant to drink. Hope the 16 is better.

6th July 2019

Easy 5 star

Only too bad that it has gotten soo expensive the last few years. Should have stacked up more while it was cheaper.

26th June 2019

Excellent dram

A whisky for serious whisky drinkers!!!!

25th May 2019

Overpriced, but so dang good:)

Overpriced......but so dang good:) You get all of the delicious bourbon notes of citrus rinds and vanilla! Then you get the sweet and salty smoke followed by the umami/savory goodness that makes Lagavulin truly special, with bouillon cubes/chicken noodle soup broth.

24th February 2019

For those who can't afford Uigeadail for everyday.

Less smokey and stronger in alcohol percentage than the mainstream Lagavulin whiskeys.Way better head in the morning than the 16-year old products of the company.

23rd February 2019

Something Special

Just opened the bottle of 12 year, very peety and different from the norm. The more I sip the more I like. Kind of amazing how they can capture all the flavors that make this Scotch so very distinct. Heres to you Lagavulin, sip, sip. This is special and I feel honored to have acquired a bottle. Good for me. Sip, sip.

26th January 2019

Bad moonshine

Undrinkable. Tastes like bad moonshine with a hint of peet. I’m trying to return it to the crook who sold it to me.

25th December 2018

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