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Overall rating
83.83/100
votes
147
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5000281050546
Added on
30 Nov 2017 9:20 am by salam15
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 57,64

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147 × member ratings

562 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 08-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.83 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    This is almost a teardrop sample from Glenkinchie distillery. Real earthy stuff with citrus fruits notes mixed with some stewed vegetables. Quality as usual from Lag.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/lagavulin/lagavulin-8-years-2017/

    Nose: there’s a bit more youth in this version. Whereas the bicentenary version is fairly balanced, this one is slightly rougher, with more hints of peanut butter, popcorn and the scented (new-makeish) notes of candyfloss. Slightly more alcoholic punch as well. Smoked meat. Lemon and pickle brine. Tarry ropes, but less earthy and less balanced than it predecessor. 

    Mouth: more of a young, mezcal-y character again, it seems its profile has shifted a little towards the 12. White pepper, big peat – and quite some heat. Sweet vanilla toffee and smoky oak in a second wave. Even more distillate-driven? Sooty, ashy, coastal. Smoked kippers. Still a bit of this nutty side. 

    Finish: long, warmer now, on roasted nuts, hints of chocolate, warm ashes and black pepper.
    Although the ABV is identical, this one seems more in-your-face than the limited edition, as well as coming across younger. There’s a small chance that it comes down to bottle airing (the limited edition has been open since 2016) but in any case the limited edition was clearly the better one for me. 

  3. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/feis-ile-2018-lagavulin/

    N: A soft almost soapy resinousness [texturally speaking], with light summer fruits and light smoke.
    T: Light and very simple compared to last night’s Caol Ila [blog].
    F: Light barley smoke.
    C: Not greatly fussed but I know many rave about it. Batches vary!

  5. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoke, maritime, malty sweetness
    • Taste
      Spicy, sweet, the initial distinct smoke will quickly become detached from a strong sweetness, become dry
    • Finish
      Long, malt hangs. When the smoke fades, a dryness spreads

  6. diamond2000 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Aroma: Light smoke from the heads quenched by rain, seafood, sea notes, freshness, ozone, lemon, sweet fruits (apricots, peaches), mint, vanilla, some minerality, sawdust, very delicate.
    Taste: peat, bitterness mixed with sweet, grilled sweet apricots and peaches, iodine, orange and grapefruit flesh.
    Finish: peat is not very energetic, mineral, chalk, again echoes of citrus, oak tannin, warming, of medium length.
    Rating: 86
    The bottom line: a well-made molt for eight years. Peat is well balanced with fruit and does not bulge. Degree is not felt at all! But from the excellent aroma everything goes on descending, taste and finish, though pleasant, but rustic

  7. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
      Light smoke, some medicine in the background, alcohol well integrated, citrus fruits, all very discreet but not good
    • Taste
      81 81
      Much better than the Nosing. Mild, light sweetness but also peppery, hardly any smoke
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium finish with lots of smoke

  9. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      spicy smoke, sulfur notes dominate
    • Taste
      oily
      sweet Sour

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