Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
16 years old
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
200 ml
Bottle code
Added on
27 mar 2019 11:52 am by danilo

Average value

€ 24.80

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.33 points.

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    I was given a sample and asked to judge this compaired to "older" bottlings. Does it still stand up or is the quality changing?

    I've rated 2 other bottlings of the 16, and they were 92 and 91 points. Here I land at 90 points.
    So is the Lagga laggin' ?
    It might be the bottling, it might be my pallate tonight, it's anyway a darn good dram at what we still can agree is value for money.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is Lagavulin.
      It's very nice and it's all there, but if I am to be a bit critical, maybe it is a little softer on the edges than what I remember, or rather expected.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The same goes for the pallate.
      It's not the blast I expected, it actually arrives a little watery.
      That said, it picks up to recognition very quickly.
      It's still good ol' Lagga.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is as expected. Actually the most spicy part of it.
      Peat, sweet and salty licorice.
      Clean as peat can be, with a good lenght.

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  3. dandyman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice surprise here, totally stands up to older bottlings, lacks the meatiness of the older ones, but is therefore more austere and dry, which is at least just as good and complements the character. Very well done!
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