Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB113767
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8073CM004
Barcode
5000281005409
Added on
19 jun 2018 8:14 pm by JJTui
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.99

3 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.75 points.

  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Pleasant Islay - maritime in the nose & smoked ham in the taste. Delicious.
    • Nose
      84 84
      First of all for beginners: it is smoky, but not nearly as "stinky" as the Ardbeg TEN.
      Maritime note is clear, some iodine as a 'medical note' is also present, as is the campfire character. The sherry aroma comes with a delay, but can still be smelled clearly, along with some sweetness. Lightly smoked ham.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Start a little weak, but comes. Smoke weaker than in the nose. Spices and sherry. Salty on the tongue. Iodine & maritime note not so strong (but still very pleasantly present). Smoked ham a little more concise. Slight sweetness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Oak quite weak. Smoky, ham, spices. Slight malt note. More maritime than Bowmore 12, but similar with the smoked ham (Bowmore 12 is a bit more pronounced there).

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  3. 11insomnium scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Overall more phenolic smoke than campfire smoke. This batch L8073CM004 (2018) is less aromatic than old bottling L4191CM000 (2014).
    Tasting 09/2018

    Nose: Smoky, slightly sweet and fruity, some floral and spices, light citrus freshness

    Mouth: Powerful and spicy smoke, sweet, spices

    With water: phenolic smoke and more fruity

  4. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Lagavulin classic is kilned with a high smoke content in the malt. The stills of the distillery are pear-shaped, so that during the distillation all flavors can be transferred to the condensers. The single malt then matures in bourbon and sherry casks to perfection.

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