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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

(70cl, 43%)

Lagavulin 16 Year Old

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old Bottling Note

Lagavulin 16 Year Old was first released in the early 1990s, and was originally intended to be a limited edition bottling. However, due to its popularity, Lagavulin 16 Year Old has become a permanent part of the Lagavulin range.

A much sought-after single malt Scotch whisky with the massive peat-smoke that's typical of southern Islay - but also offering richness and a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting tipple. Lagavulin 16 year old has truly become a benchmark Islay dram from the Lagavulin distillery.

Lagavulin 16 year old is perhaps more smoky than peaty, and has a wonderful flavour that pertains to Lapsang Souchong tea…

If you're looking for a food pairing for this beauty, try intensely flavoured salty blue cheeses, which complement the intense, peat rich, sweet and salty character of this Lagavulin wonderfully.

A classic Scotch whisky, Lagavulin's 16 year old is a benchmark malt from Islay's south coast. This is perhaps more smoky than peaty, and has a wonderful flavour that pertains to Lapsang Souchong tea…

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: More like Lapsang Souchong tea than Lapsang Souchong! One of the smokiest noses from Islay. It's big, very, very concentrated, and redolent of iodine, sweet spices, good, mature Sherry and creamy vanilla. Stunning.

Palate: Very thick and rich. A massive mouthful of malt and Sherry with good fruity sweetness, but also a wonderful sweetness. Big, powerful peat and oak.

Finish: Long, spicy finish, figs, dates, peat smoke, vanilla.

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Lagavulin 16 Year Old Reviews

Good value for the money

Slightly more Smokey than I imagined, however it is an extremely good drink. Nicely long on the palate and smoooth.

13th June 2022

Outstanding

I cracked mine open when I had the family round, for me this whiskey is just mesmerising, my family were just as amazed, a true Islay experience of craftsmanship, smoke and satisfaction, what makes lagavulin 16 so special is the rich sophisticated sherry finish to balance the strong smoke.

12th June 2022

pairs well with Davidoff cigars...and Coca-Cola

I bought a bottle a while ago and was going to saving for my holiday later vin the year but alas when a friend bought cigars, I cracked it open, no regrets or complaints and technically the most expensive scotch I've sampled to date
beautiful dram and I even tried the Dave Broom heresy of mixing it with Coca-Cola, he does have something right

29th May 2022

A good whisky which is loosing its classic status and now grossly overpriced for the product.

Sadly it is not as pleasant as previous batches, it still has that wonderful smooth aftertaste, a full smoky flavour but lacks what I would call “body”.
Previously priced at the higher end for a good whisky it is now grossly over priced whereas the likes of Bunnahabhain maintains its original flavour and quality for the cost.

26th May 2022

Amazing

Top 3 scotch all time for me. Was a huge revelation for me the first time I tried it. I’m taking off a half star though due to the price increase (I bought it for £49 in Jan 2021 and now the lowest price I’ve found is 70!!). Really frustrating how much prices have gone up at so many of my favourite distilleries

22nd April 2022

A lovely whisky, nice and smooth

A lovely dram, nice and smooth. Was hoping for more of a smoky kick at the end, but that's not detracting from a very nice weekend treat.

22nd April 2022

Classic

An absolute classic , sweet sherry notes combined with a well balanced peat smoke , tastes sophisticated and pleasing with a long finish of smokey vanilla and dried fruits , perfect for a malt moment by the sea.

22nd April 2022

Too much demand?

I sadly wonder if Lagavulin has a bit of a problem meeting demand without affecting the quality. For nearly 30 years, it has been one of my favourite drinks on the planet. But it has become difficult to find in London, the price has risen quite sharply and the first bottle that I have managed to buy for about 6 months didn't seem to be of the quality I remember. It lacked the concentration, complexity and perfect balance of sweetness and peat that I loved. The bottle I have now is a bit boring and certainly not worth £65. I'd rather drink Ardbeg 10 than this bottle, which costs £20 more. I very much hope that I've just got an isolated bad bottle from a bad batch, as Lagavulin has been a life-enhancing pleasure and it would be tragic if it lost its character but looking at the site, others seem to be saying much the same thing.

15th April 2022

Now overpriced

Lovely malt, but it’s getting too pricey now. The jump from £49 to £75 is too much, too soon. It’s a £60 bottle if you get a good batch.

24th March 2022

Complex but balanced, a little pricey

Extremely smooth, doesn’t really need any added water. Has the slight antiseptic taste like laphroaig, the medicinal quality but it’s tempered and not overpowering.
Probably not too moorish, reasonably balanced and complex. My preference would be the glen garioch 12 which is actually cheaper however, but quite pleased with this purchase.
It’s a little expensive, you’re probably paying for the smoothness, there are cheaper bottles I would go for like Nikka from the barrel etc…

22nd March 2022

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