Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
16 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
23 Sep 2018 8:51 am by Quercus

Average value

€ 54,90

4 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

205 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.33 points

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Let's start right away with tasting the whisky because such a beautiful whisky can't be made to wait too long.

    The Lagavulin is often described online as one of the smokiest Islay whiskys. Well let me immediately kick that door. I personally don't think so.

    I don't get the smoke out so much when I smell the whisky. An earthy odor. Stale you can also call it, comes strongly towards me. Deeper in the glass is the smoke.

    A good strong medicinal iodine scent that you as a beginner might have to get used to is shooting your nostrils in. When you taste this whisky for the first time it is best to just surrender to this delicious whisky.

    Time for the first sip.

    Oh yes! That first sip is a nice slap in the face with every Lagavulin 16. You will be blown away.

    I immediately taste a spicy pepper but sweet. Sherry is also clearly in this. And a salty taste.

    Another sip and again that saltiness and that pepper. It hits you again and again. I also get a taste from this which reminds me a lot of roasted nuts. And of course how could we not have mentioned it ... the smoke.

    Not heavily smoked but just well balanced with the rest of the whisky.

    You can taste that this is also a greasy thick oily whisky.

    I also definitely get some sweet fruits out of it.

    The aftertaste is salty, smoky, warm and long. Paired with a nice warming and stimulating pepper.

  2. Swoek scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet pineapple? Leather, layered. Just take the time for it.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Solid smoke, leather and tobacco, strong, deep taste.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, deep, tobacco, smoke. Also take the time to smell the dry glass! Wing stole.

  3. robbert88 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    almost perfect!

    just a little less intense than an ardbeg 10 but a must have for all peated / medicinal whisky lovers!

  4. Quercus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?