Lagavulin 09-year-old - House Lannister

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Game of Thrones
Stated Age
09 years old
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
02 oct 2018 9:11 am by Dirk

Average value

€ 107.98

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94 × member ratings

578 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 09-year-old - House Lannister

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.06 points.

  1. thebonewolf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This would make a fine regular expression at a price point in line with its age/ABV. I’m glad they had the Game of Thrones line to give them a reason to release this. Not sure why they mixed this up with the dragon/Cardhu when this is smoky and that one was uninspiring, and also had gold in the name.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Earthy, woody, spicy smoke. Either smoke with those three qualities or maybe it’s just the first three with a bit of smoke, too. Musty banana bread, more like a cabinet where banana bread was rather than as full as smelling the actual loaf. Low potency dark fired Kentucky.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Woody earth with salt. Smoke in the back and comes up. Less smoke itself, makes itself known with the spiciness, like a smoked cinnamon.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Classic Lagavulin peat comes in big. Salty. Long.

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  3. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Game of Thrones House Lannister is a first-class single malt from the Lagavulin distillery, which matured for 9 years in first-fill ex-bourbon casks, to which it owes its wonderful golden color.
    The fantastic Islay whisky shows the aromas typical of Lagavulin on the nose and on the palate.

  4. histography scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Good, bold, young peated whisky. Sweetness from the bourbon cask is a nice addition. Not amazing but very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Young and vibrant. Peat but not smoky. Old leather. Hint of tropical fruit. Vinyl.
    • Taste
      86 86
      ABV is assertive but not overpowering. Peat smoke and ginger ale. Initial sweet burst turning dry.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dry peat

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  6. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Asbestos, ink, smoke, campfire, slightly sweet and fruity, trace of maritime ...

      After the smoke has subsided: fruity, sweet, hint of citrus fruits, light fruit candy aroma, hint of vanilla. Pleasant, I like it a lot.
    • Taste
      86 86
      spicy, smoky, slightly sweet, tar, smoke but also fruit and a hint of coffee.
      A few drops of water do not harm it, it appears more open, softer and fruity, the candy notes intensify a little, then comes light spice and coffee.
    • Finish
      85 85
      tart-sweetish, spicy with oak and smoke, a hint of ash.
      Soft, sweetish with a bit of ash ending, becoming a bit dry at the end ...

  7. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: sweet, ripe banana, some glue, subtle smoke, maritime, metallic

    Flavor: malty sweet, caramel, berries, cold smoke, slightly grassy in the background, clear salt note, after the second sip chocolate is added

    Finish: medium length, slightly salty and sweet at the same time
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Ganga scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    N: Pretty basic - Smoked Peat. There is some lemons underneath
    P: Charred peat. This is almost acidic tonight.
    F: Long continuation of the palate but it is warming.

    This is decent but for near the same price I think the Laga 8 is better.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A share of sherry casks married with a higher proportion of bourbons casks would be my guess based on my tasting. Very good whisky, as was to be expected of Lagavulin, and a very nice packaging. However, this does not come close to the brilliant 16yo.

  11. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Herbal peat and decaying veggies, with a touch of wood smoke, rubber and plastic. There's a hint of peach and nectarine, as well as underripe banana. Good balance.
    • Taste
      Geez, this is oily! A hit of rubber, smoked meat and peat, along with a pronounced sweetness. Marshmallows and sweet berries. Also a spicy touch. Nutmeg, cloves.
    • Finish
      Lingering peat smoke and char. Long.

  12. Gris did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sold for, 360£ (+10%+shipping costs) on the 3rd of february 2019 (and the whole collection for 1.400£ +10%+shipping costs) o_O

  13. AgentMunky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Clearly the best of the Game of Thrones releases.
    • Nose
      80 80
      8 // 7
    • Taste
      85 85
      8.5 // 8
    • Finish
      90 90
      9 // 7

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87


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