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Lagavulin 08-year-old

Overall rating
85.00/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB115115
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.10.2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7285CM010
Barcode
5000281050546
Added on
14 Jul 2018 2:11 pm by Verbrugghe

Average value

€ 52.90

2 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 08-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Young, but rather delicious and cute whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Young, sour peat, rubber, breaks fruitiness, vanilla, bulggling, saltiness, rye bread with cows, meat, crushed stump, apple, peach, mandarin, little ash, livid.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, oily, delicious, pepper-smoked, lots of fruits, citrus.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Again, pepper-smoky, oily, sweet, rotten wood, medical notes, oak, juicy fruitiness.

  2. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very sweet, tasty malt with a dominant smoke at the beginning. But it becomes fruity, creamier and milder.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I should have bought one of these first batches (2016 and early 2017) where the bottle and box labels still stated “200th Anniversary of Lagavulin Distillery”. The later production batches released in late 2017 and 2018 don’t state this on the bottle and box labels anymore and the quality is definitely not as good as the early batches. Always check before you buy! This changes drastically the way how I “read” online reviews; these reviewers are probably being sent the first batch of each new bottling which is by far the better one. Hence, you can’t rely on their rating system UNLESS you buy the first release batch as well.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    This and want to replace the base 16 yo? ????‍♂️ (84,5)
    Go
    • Nose
      Sweet, sweet ... sad ... breathing: sweet, sticky, strawberry peat ... vanilla and dampness (20.5)
      Go
    • Taste
      Spicy, ash and salt, jam (21.5)
      Go
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet ... iodine, salt, menthol (21.5)
      Go

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