Lagavulin 08-year-old

Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB108552
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - 200th Anniversary
Bottled
15.03.2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6075CM000 02514971
Barcode
5000281045146
Added on
03 mar 2018 12:46 am by NCC-1031
Colored

Average value

€ 75.95

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 08-year-old

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.00 points.

  1. Joint86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An interesting release, but for the money it’s better to buy a proven 16-year-old
    • Nose
      83 83
      Powerful. Malt, moderate smoke, a little iodine, sea and skin.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, buttery, slightly spicy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Not very long. Sharpness is replaced by moss and iodine

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  3. ailean scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  4. Canucks89 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Scent: light sherry. Sweet. Sweet peat.
    Taste: light sweetness. Hints of sea. Soft smoke. Touches of licorice
    Aftertaste: Medium long. Salt. Mild peat. Very light licorice.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2016] Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 55 Euro in April, 2016.

    [February, 2017] Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 52 Euro in April, 2016.

    Excellent cask selection by Iain or whoever was responsible for that - a fat, clean, absolutely flawless Lagavulin that represents the distillery profile to its best. This review is on the first (spring) batch. Yes, it is just 8 years old but by no means it is immature - despite its young age. I had a lot of much, much older whiskies that were less mature than this one (and usually full of flaws).

    If one wants to discover the original, unmasked Lagavulin profile this is the dram to start with. Forget about the sherry drained 16 year old (a very nice dram, indeed) or the even more masked Distillers Edition (I like it very much too, but again, this is Lagavulin in disguise).

    I am absolutely flabbergasted by this release - Lagavulin as naked as a Lagavulin can be. The price is more than okayish, and looking at the quality of this dram I even would call this a bargain. I will save some bottles for my retirement (you know, when you get older your senses will weaken and therefore you prefer strong, powerful and clean spirits then - just the way this Lagavulin is). Not kidding....
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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