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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
18th Release
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill American Oak Hogsheads
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
01 Sep 2018 11:01 am by thebase
ColoredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 114.70

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81 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    On point Laga 12. Harmoneous @57.8% abv., obviously bears a lot of similarities with the predecessors, but I prefer it a notch over the 2017 edition which I just tried H2H. The nose is more reserved in comparison, but more importantly the dryness on the finish and the oak notes make it taste more mature and elegant than 12 years and elevate this year's edition over last year's special release in my book.
    Strong recommendation. Yet another fine powerhouse in a velvet glove. Chapeau, Lagavulin! ~90p.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    As in previous years, the 12 CS is again a safe bank. Young at maturity, but still mature and complete.
    • Nose
      90 90
      There it is immediate, the classic 12 CS nose with its freshness and its enormous smoky note. Smoked lemon slices, immense peat smoke. Hot tar paper, salt, machine oil. Marine associations are on the rise: flushed seaweed, harbor basin odor, sun-heated watt at low tide.
      Some anise and liquorice shimmer through. And that he has a lot of guts, that's what you mean, to be able to detect.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Strong start with peat smoke, lemon and licorice. Still a harbor scene with machine oil, warm tar, salt and seaweed. Pepper. The lemon gives sweetness. Quite dry and slightly ashy on the tongue.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium-long and dry, smoky, ashy. Freshly beaten wood, honey and liquorice at the end.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Did this one H2H with the 2014 variant, this 2018 stronger in alcohol in the nose, and fruitier. Also fruitier in taste, just a little lighter and smooth and attractive. Both are great whisky’s by the way.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoke, fruits, lemon. Fake leather, tropical fruits, and a little floral. Salty, diesel oil, sea breeze.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pretty smooth actually, surprisingly. A little pepper, fruity, peach, tropical fruits, lemon as well. Sweet smoke and licorice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Now some more pepper, fruity, citrus. Pretty long and warming.

  5. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful nose - smoke with vegetables - herbs
    Parsley, thyme, rosemary, chives with a splash of lemon
    Taste: Pepper - Olives - Lemon and Gravedruit

    Nice Laga, although I did not like the cold smoke so much.
    Blind tasting!
    As Lagavulin hard to unmask, for me at least.
    Now that you know it, memories of 8-year-old Lagavulin are awakening
    Thanks to Archer for the better experience

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. checkpointrk scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Dyno scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

  9. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Decent as before, a true peat bomb with a lot of coast characters.
    • Nose
      Strong BBQ, young and austere, peat and smoke (no need to mention), burned wood and seashells.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, pear drops, very peaty, simple and straightforward.
    • Finish
      Short-medium, dark chocolates.

  10. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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