Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
2 Bourbon Barrels
59.5 % Vol.
30 ml 500 ml
Added on
06 May 2018 9:58 am by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 208.03

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79 × member ratings

139 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Lg8 ElD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.71 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Chocolate and hazelnuts. Quite powerful. Gourmand, initially, it becomes closer to the distillate, with notes of zest. Plant notes marked. I'm a little lost, I do not have leather notes that I often have at Laga, with a rather dirty smoke.
    • Taste
      Creamy and juicy at times, rather heavy touch. Smooth fruit, moderate smoke, all is expertly spicy.
    • Finish
      Limoncello, more earthy in a second time.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1983

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    How do they do this? I mean how do they make such a great young peated whisky? These notes of clay, living wood, faint toothpaste, and the soft peat, and that perfect, round, yet powerful body... it all just takes my breath away. Better than the official 12yo releases in my humble opinion. I wish I had a whole bottle instead of just a small sample.

    Tasted with Elements of Islay Cl10 (87 pts.).

  3. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great stuff!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Sweet without end, malty sweet, yellow fruit sweet, smoky sweet, aromatic sweet, yeast sweet
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and creamy, aromatic smoke, sweet oak flavor, a lot of pressure and heat
    • Finish
      91 91
      Nicely woven, smoky and sweet and creamy. Next sip

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    an expression of Lg ... 12!
    • Nose
      lemon, mandarin, herbs too
      peat smoke
      maritime freshness
    • Taste
      greasy, black, filthy peat, and fresh fruit on citrus!
      the seaweed, just discovered by the tide with a breath coming from the port, a little oil
      spices then, it's heavy, pasty in the mouth
    • Finish
      long enough on peppery spices, on ubiquitous peat, on soot
      more cooked fruits in the end!

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer:

    That classic mingling of sooty fires, barbecue meat and sweet fruit characterise our eighth bottling from this Kildalton distillery, making for a deliciously comforting dram.

    Cask details:
    2006 distillate aged in two bourbon barrels.

    Tasting Notes;

    Sweet aromas of caramel, mango and spices contrast with an underlying sootiness like the hearth of a cooling fire.

    An immediate hit of sooty smoke belies the subtle nose but slowly dissipates giving way to sweet, caramelised mango and peach, mingling with salty, charred roast ham. A subtle hint of star anise and clove lie in the background.

    A fresh salinity lingers, with sweet smoke and a hint of iodine.

  6. Foudos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. matfrl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The age finally makes this Laga a candidate for more than 85 / 86P, with which virtually all others were pissed off by Elements of Islay.
    • Nose
      Fresh cypress, capers, olives, hazelnut, old campfire in the background with a pinch of salt, a little toffee
    • Taste
      You can tell the age by very, very beautiful oak dipped in honey, significantly more than with the other Elements of Islay Lagavulins, it looks great, toffee, vanilla, caramelized dried fruits such as apricot and peach, a little salt, forest honey, nettle tea, light clove and anise, cinnamon
    • Finish
      Salt and pepper with herb honey, some malt, fine, sweet smoke, medium length

  10. Sylvia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90


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