Lagavulin 8 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 48%
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Lagavulin 8 Year Old
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Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Lagavulin
Style Single Malt Whisky

Lagavulin 8 Year Old

After the wonderful reception that the Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition received when it was released in 2016, the Islay-based distillers decided to add this delicious expression to their permanent core range! As Alfred Barnard (author of The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom) said of an 8 year old Lagavulin in the 1880s, this stuff is "exceptionally fine".

If you feel like broadening your horizons and experiencing Lagavulin as you never have before, then we heavily recommend The Lagavulin Hot Chocolate. We know that this may not appeal to some, but honestly you really should give it a try because it's absolutely gorgeous. You can find a recipe for it right here.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Salted popcorn, honey-roasted nuts, tarry ropes and light hints of freshly-chopped cedar. A touch of burnt sugar sweetness lingers.

Palate Smokey peat appears first on the palate, followed by coriander seed, barley sugar, cumin powder, smoked kipper and marzipan.

Finish Layers of apple crumble, toasted almond and ash. Another kick of cooking spices right at the end.

Winner of 1 spirit awards

Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2022
San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Reviews for Lagavulin 8 Year Old
Tastes like paint stripper.
I was given this as a birthday present and was really looking forward to it. It was awful. I gave it a number of tries, thinking i must be wrong, but it did not improve. It tastes like raw alcohol with a faint trace of whiskey. I cannot abide even a taste of it now. I will have to tip it away. I've never done that before to a whiskey.
Master of Malt Customer
3 days ago
Straight Eight
This 8-y-o from Lagavulin is, unsurprisingly given the provenance, pricey for its age stamp. However, you do get a huge bang for your buck as there's enough abv to allow a spot of water if desired. I can't better the tasting notes from the MoM guys - it's all there, just take your time - it's a dram to linger over. Is the 16yo £20 better? For me, no, but: 'yer pays yer money and yer takes yer chance.'
Paul D , United Kingdom
one month ago
Storm Force 10
On first sampling I thought I wasn't going to be able to finish the bottle: it is so in your face compared to the 16. I was blown away by the power of the flavours. But it is like jumping into ice cold water: the first time is overwhelming, the second time is still shocking but you are braced for it. It's fantastic: powerful but with so much going on and flavours I have not detected in the 16, such as apple tart and custard. Just don't try to mix it with a different dram at the same sitting.
Tim G , United Kingdom
2 months ago
Smooth and salty
Quite a good whisky, touch of peat but not too much, very smooth, tried with and without water added, perhaps benefits from a little drop! An easy whisky to drink.
Brian , United Kingdom
6 months ago
Awesome intense bbq meaty smoke. Note, I purchased for around 40 on sale. 57 is quite steep, but it is awesome whisky.
Declan W , United Kingdom
7 months ago
A good Islay
This is my second pour about 1 month after opening. The nose is medicinal and smoky. Mouthfeel is better than first tasting, to be fair it was alongside Lag 16, tonight alone. The finish has a punch, pepper and allspice to me. All in all a good tipple that can be enjoyed more regularly than some other buttlings
David B , United States
9 months ago
Very tasty
Kind of a mix of caol Ila 12 and bowmore 12. Lots of peat, ash, sweetness but also more of a kipper taste. Tarry ropes, kind of see the spices side, long finish which isn’t overpowering. Nice and light Ila
Ifan Emyr , Spain
11 months ago
Not ace.
I love Islay whisky, but this just tastes of smoke and pepper and little else. It's not a patch on the 16 year old, or on Ardbeg 10yo, which is quite a bit cheaper. You could pick up a bottle of Uigeadail for the same price, or Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 a bit more, both of which are truly excellent Islays.

I enjoy the smoke, but it gets a bit boring when there's not a lot else going on. Disappointing.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
The Modern Gem of the Lagavulin distillery.
One for the true Islay enthusiast. Completely different to Lagavulin 16, thank goodness!

Diageo very much have their finger on the quality with this release. 👍🏻
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
A classic Islay. Recommended.
I was once told by someone who knew more about Scotch than I ever will: If I like the strong, peaty whiskies, buy them in the 6 to 8 year range. Before they mellow.
Lagavulin 8 Year Old ticks all the boxes. Strong peatiness without being harsh, and an ABV that gives it a mild burn.
Harry R , Canada
one year ago