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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

Great whisky

Very nice, different from the “red paper” but comparing the two I couldn’t tell you which one I like better. I’m not sure if the current “criticism” is about not embracing change, the price hike or a lot of people just didn’t like the different taste either way in humble opinion it’s still an excellent whiskey. People also compare it to laphroaig which I’m not a fan of or adberg or port charlotte which I also love.

20th November 2022

You won’t be disappointed!

My new favorite. Smoky mid-palate with a smooth rich finish. Reminds me of a fine leather that’s been infused with a stone fireplace. Comforting throughout. Hint of spice in each smooth comforting sip. Great aftertaste without being overwhelmed. At least by the smoke. Crafted and undeniably enjoyable.

22nd October 2022


I bought a bottle of the original release and thought it was amazing but not now at this price. I know prices have gone up, but I have taken that into account.

29th September 2022

Quite a bit too Smokey for me but when blended it’s excellent.

Just bought my first bottle. While it is good I believe it to be much more Smokey than peaty. I’have not yet acquired the strong smoke taste. So quite a bit strong. However I am not a connoisseur of scotch as I’ve begun to switch over from bourbon but have purchased Belavanie 14 and Belvanie Double Wood 16, Dalwhinnie 15 and Glenmorangie 15 (limited edition)…I really like the Glenmorangie out of all of them for my palate. So and I apologize in advance to the true scotch drinkers but I blended the Glenmorangie 15 with the Lagavulin 16 and it is very very good for my taste. A great taste of quite a variety of notes and not too Smokey. Cheers. Peace and Good Health to you all.

8th July 2022


Tried quite a few smokey whiskys over the years & none come close to Lagavulin. Not for the faint hearted though.

7th July 2022

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


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


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

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