Lagavulin 10-year-old

Overall rating
85.37/100
votes
380
Whiskybase ID
WB132206
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
12.04.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Rejuvenated & Ex-Bourbon Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L9102CM004
Barcode
5000281056425
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
25 may 2019 6:42 pm by Fantomas
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 78.65

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380 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 10-year-old

77 users have left 77 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.37 points.

  1. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Yes, it's still Lagavulin, there are also some really tasty components. However, a lot of what distinguished the distillery in the past is missing here, especially with the Bourbon Cask onöy bottlings. Anyone who has tried one of Ian MacLeod's IB Fuaran Ile knows what I mean.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      73 73

  2. strider scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Fantastic mix of smoke and dark fruits. Hints of sweetness and campfire.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Better than the 16, more fruity and the mix of wood, smoke and fruits seems perfect. No false notes of nail polish or sweat, just plain good whisky.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Bitter and surprisingly short, but well balanced.

  3. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great young sweet powerful peaty Lag. For everyday
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong briny salty smoke, medical ointment, fermented fish, honey, vanilla and sweet lemon. Young and smoky Lag
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salty brine medical ashy peat, vanilla, honey flowers, white peach, white pepper. I maybe biased but I love this Lag
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-Long, sweet, salty iodine ash smoke, sweet lemon peel, vanilla

  4. Roland7 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Coal, electrical wiring, smoked meat, salt, mineral, dust, machine oil, burnt wood, roasted sunflower seeds, roasted peanuts, mash, yolk, thinner, candy, lemon peel, vegetable, menthol, chewing gum, banana. Very soft and easy to drink!

  5. Polaku1703 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Big fan of Lagavulin but that was not to my liking. A bit dryer and without complexity, probably needing at least some time to open but i doubt it will make a lot of difference. Hopefully they gonna work on it (the casks) as they did with the 8 year old. But 43% is not the preferrable ABV for those younger expressions.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
      Overcharred casks - definitely
    • Finish
      82 82
      leathery

  6. CellarToberi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Matured in ex-bourbon, refill, and freshly charred rejuvenated casks. Slow narrow legs. Coloured. A drop of water pushes up sweet and malty notes on the nose, and prolongs the development with a sweet upfront on the palate, but it can easily water down the latter. Brighter than the 16 year old.
    • Nose
      Smoky: ash: charcoal; tar, smoked fish. Malty: digestive biscuits. Fruity: fresh and candied fruits.
    • Taste
      Fruity on the front-palate: fresh fruits, citrus. Smoky on the retrohale. Spicy on the midpalate: pepper and salty note. Earthy: leather, tobacco. Woody: oak on the back-palate. Simple.
    • Finish
      Medium: smoky: notes of smoked fish. Sweet and spicy. Lingering tannins and light metallic note.

  7. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. riegerjonas scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2021-11-27
    • Nose
      87 87
      smoky, greasy, light fruits behind, campfire
    • Taste
      84 84
      a bit thin, but overall Lagavulin-like, ashy-smoky, light-fruity, citrus, also a bit dark-fruity
    • Finish
      83 83
      rather short, but ashiness remains somewhat

  10. Flo_Be scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. Astrid scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    "Travel Retail Exclusive" is the magic phrase - unfortunately it just doesn't mean anything good. Insanely uninspired, this bottling. Click here for a detailed review: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/11/22/evolution-of-lagavulin/
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  12. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. whisky_whims scored this whisky 44 points Member Junior

    Recently I was on holiday in Las Vegas and I really wanted to spend some of my winnings, $50, on a whisky to take home. When I got back to the UK I had to change from Gatwick to Heathrow and this is where I picked up the new Lagavulin 10. It only cost me £43 and I thought that was a steal for a 10 year old Laga, will it trump the Ardbeg 10?

    Nose:
    Saline/salty water then a slight peat is present but ultimately more subtle than I was expecting. A little flat on the nose and there is not much going on for me.

    Palate:
    Peat is light and there appears to be something missing from the whisky some iodine and more salt. Light cereal notes begin to develop and there is a banana flavour but it is overly sweet like caremalised banana or more similar to banana confectionery. The whisky evolves into brine in a glass but it doesn't put me off having more.

    Finish:
    Medium in length. More iodine and salt, again. The peat has livened up a little but still tame in comparison to the 16. .

    Overall:
    It is apparent that there is something missing in this whisky, something off, and I cannot put my finger on it. An easy whisky to drink with not much effort needed to pick out the flavours as they are all rather flat and 1 dimensional. Would I recommend this whisky? Not at all, you are better off with the Ardbeg 10 or even the Lagavulin 16. As my new rating system goes (whisky win or whisky bin) this whisky is a whisky bin.

  14. chrisyeo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Got this as a mystery dram by @Malt Haus Malaysia

    Region : Islay
    Age : 16YO X
    ABV : 49% X
    Bottler : OB
    Distillery : Lagavulin

    Nose : elegant luscious peat smoke, followed by honey sweetness and waves of smoke.

    Palate : was expecting more from the nose, sweet in first with light oily coat following up with tingling pepperish feeling on your tongue , gives a bright fruity taste, some green apples
    With water : more sweetness, prevalent bright fruit notes , complexity on the fruits glowing after 3 drip of water.

    Finish : medium with some warmness following , lingering light zesty notes from the bright fruity taste , and some peatyness
    • Nose
      elegant luscious peat smoke, followed by honey sweetness and waves of smoke.
    • Taste
      was expecting more from the nose, sweet in first with light oily coat following up with tingling pepperish feeling on your tongue , gives a bright fruity taste, some green apples
      With water : more sweetness, prevalent bright fruit notes , complexity on the fruits glowing after 3 drip of water.
    • Finish
      medium with some warmness following , lingering light zesty notes from the bright fruity taste , and some peatyness

  15. hafssol scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Another youngster from Lagavulin, following a quite different path than the 8 y.o. The signatory 16 y.o. is an obvious comparison for both, yet this one is less clearly “young and bold” and less edgy than its younger brother. The smoke is not so prominent, while an overall ashy patina envelops this malt from start to finish, slowly revealing fresh fruit notes (mostly green apple, but also pineapple and a touch of vanilla) and a pleasantly salty seaside spiciness.
    It’s a “classic” Lagavulin and somehow surprising at the same time; an enjoyable but very solid malt, with just a bit of smoothed alcohol edges, that can stand with its own dignity in the distillery range.

  16. Erik1908 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted this together with the Ardbeg 5y Wee Beastie on a late summer day in September. Had expected a bit more of this one. A nothing-going-on Lagavulin; definitely not as strong at its big brother the 16y OB. The 43% abv is too low to give it the power I had expected. At 48% I guess it would have been better.

  17. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's very sweet, it's surprising, liquid honey, limoncello, banana, a bit of vanilla, we still feel that it's a Lagavulin, with a limestone peat, clay, iodine, smoke. Ashtray. Finally it is quite greedy, pastry cream, sour candy. On the palate, lemon tart, grapefruit, the influence of bourbon is very strong, a hint of salt nevertheless, spices, muddy peat. Very long but quite nice finish, lemon zest, cashews. Licorice wood, chocolate milk. Exotic fruits, kumquat.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/08/lagavulin-10-yo.html
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. haubi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    N: ash, vanilla, pear cider

    G / A: honey, salty

  20. Dionysus scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. Funtik scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  22. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The nose is pretty maritime and peaty with notes of smoke, ashes, burnt wood and some unripe assorted fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The tase is quite sweet and slightly acidic with nice spiciness and smokiness followed by grilled mackerel and orange.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is pretty long and spicy with notes of burnt wood, white pepper, vanilla and smoked lemon peel

  23. Don Cassi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Classic Lagavulin nose: banana, citrus and campfire smoke.

    Due to the low alcohol content, it is relatively watery in the mouth, but the smoke stealthily paves the way.

    In the finish, full aroma again: ash, smoke, maritime, dried fruits, chocolate.
    Length: 5/10

    All in all a classic Laga, which is unfortunately a little too weak for my taste.

    Grade: 2

  24. MaroFF scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I am slightly disappointed with this Lagavulin position, to put it mildly. While the aroma is what I expected: sea, peaty with an admixture of fruit and strong smoke, the taste itself leaves a lot to be desired about the finish, not to mention the finish. I like lagavulin, but the 16 YO version is in my opinion more polished and better structured, despite being much cheaper.
    • Nose
      84 84
      peat, smoke, salty sea breeze, apples, raisins
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, salty seaweed, burnt milk, ash, slightly spicy, bitter, smoky
    • Finish
      82 82
      long, smoky, peppery, slightly bitter tip and ash from the fire.

  25. Tordeaux scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  26. Highlander65 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      medicinal, lemon, licorice, sea, bitter cocoa
    • Taste
      very sweet, not expecting it, barbecue, chocolate, light licorice
    • Finish
      long, sweet, barbecue

  27. McMoulis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Simply not needed and one of the weakest entries of official Lagavulin bottles ever. Of course not bad in the sense of bad whisky since the distillate is always wonderful on its own. But just tamed down Laga for the airport masses. Get the younger and bolder, more character-/powerful 8 instead.

  29. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  30. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Sweet smoky grilled mackerel with orange peel, walnuts, fish oil and wet graphite.

    RATING: 85pts - [n22,t21,f21,b21] → |83-85: Decent|

  31. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  32. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  34. thebonewolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoke, sour malt, banana. Overall farmy feel. The smoke is like charcoal.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Light, salt, smoke, caramel, bit of spice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Salty into more smoke. Vanallaish. Spicy.

  35. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  36. diamond2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, at first the sharp brew tones of newmake slip through, which soon go away, then wood, soot, coal dust, iodine, grilled fatty mackerel, a crust of black bread, a little spices, cumin. Thick saturated, mineral-ash, it seems stronger than the stated 43%.

    Taste: pepper mixture, ash, minerality, citrus zest, smoke, burnt wood, bittersweet herbal liqueur, salty.

    Finish: Continued flavor, more wood and minerals, salt, burnt bread crust, burnt rubber, spicy zest, medium length.

    Score: 84

    Bottom line: you can feel the powerful base of Lagavulin, oak, smoke, minerals, iodine content - everything is in place. Of the minuses - a simple palette, a minimum of nuances, in the aroma there are echoes of youth, which, of course, fade away with time, but also some unpleasant moment that you don't expect when buying Lag ...
    As a result, we have something similar to the initial molts of the commercial fortress of the neighbors on the island, which is probably what they achieved.

  37. Gregers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Decent young Laga here, absolutely worth the money.

    Review: https://youtu.be/eRoVyK0Pjcg
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light camphor, peat smoke, lemon oil, toffee, vanilla, seawater, medicinal notes, fresh hay, wax, light tar. All very nice. After tasting notes of ashes show up as well.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Alcohol fairly light, freshly cracked black pepper, medicinal smoke, camphor, brine, light oak spices, the right amount of cane sugar sweetness. Second chew shows a more mellow and rounded character with some lemon oil and toffee, smoke is a bit sharp though, feels quite young. Something fruity as well, like a fleshy pear, but not as sweet. A bit of menthol. Third chew doesn't bring much new to the mix, it's still quite nice and enjoyable.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoke dominates, a bit of camphor, pear flesh, cured meat, brine and umami, more like bacon really. A bit of dried herbs. Gets a tiny bit watery at the end, but still a medium long finish.

  38. Luigisim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very good value for money, especially for a Travel Retail Edition

  39. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: golden smelling nose: soft nose, fermented cheese, large pieces of cheese, whole milk, faintly temperate fruits, 45% chocolate chunks, slight tiramisu, smoked fish, not much peat, smoke Smoked medium to weak taste Palate: medium salty, no sour, low sweetness, first tiramisu, milk chocolate, white chocolate, coconut milk toast, then flashing pickled radish, and finally sea waves, mast, KFC seaweed soup.
    Final rhyme Finish: medium length, green grape juice, cream cocoa, seaweed, boiled shrimp Body: light, medium fat, weak feeling caused by low power

    Nose: 86.5/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 85/100
    Overall: 85.5/100, excellent low-degree peat sweet water, can be tasted per ton, suitable for island landing.

  40. Marcinek scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    Pretty interesting, it is my first Lagavulin aged only in ex-bourbon casks so I can only compare it with 16 YO. What is interesting reminds me more of a Laphroaig 10 YO, but sweeter and a bit less medicinal.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Smoke up front centered. A hint of tar and rubber. Straight in the background some hidden vanilla.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Smoke hits the tongue immediately. But almost in the same time sweet vanilla joins in. Reminds me pretty much of Laphroaig 10, but much sweeter and tad less smoky.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Stewed tea, a little bit of sea algae with sea salt, oak.

  41. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    20 20 21 21 82

    malty, young, but drinkable, generally good.

  42. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F21 B21

  43. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not worth it compared to the 16
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  44. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  45. Lakerfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A well-executed Lagavulin! Especially when considering it's originally aimed at the travel retail market which houses a wide variety of sub-par and questionable NAS bottlings. This is the one worth looking for when strolling through the duty-free shop. No off-notes and just a simple drinker as it offers not that much complexity. Sometimes you need to have a relaxing dram that doesn't seek too much attention, right? Unmistakably Lagavulin though, which will please the peatheads that are not fond of sherry casks. Recommended but I prefer the 16 myself.
    • Nose
      Immediately reminds of the 16 and that's a good thing. It doesn't have the sherry markers so this comes over as 'lighter' and more spirit focused. Starting with the obvious: subtle peat, smoke, salt, pepper and a hint of ash. Then red apple, orange, pear, fig and a lot of citrus. Pretty sweet too with dark chocolate, toffee, treacle, artificial peach yoghurt, orange marmalade and licorice. Vanilla, malt, bison grass, soot, citronella and even some skunky marijuana complete the picture. Less depth than the 16 and a little out of balance but I don't really mind. Straight to the point dram it is.
    • Taste
      Quite an oily texture, despite the specs. It's a little spicier than the 16 with more straightforward woody and tannic notes. Peat, ash, iodine, brine, smoked bacon, sea spray and soot. Then we have a delicate fruitiness with grapefruit, citrus, fig and fried banana. Dark chocolate, salted caramel, muesli, burnt sugar, Nutella and licorice. Mars bar springs to mind too. Further on some roasted almond, peanut, vanilla, ginger, honey, sweet pepper and oak tannin. What can I say. Just a good Lagavulin, not stellar, but certainly miles ahead of the majority of travel retail bottlings. The fatty mouthfeel was a real surprise.
    • Finish
      Lingers for some time with chocolate, malt, almond, ginger and oaky notes.

  46. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Walnuts & Sea Salt
    One of the fun things of going on holiday is… shopping in the duty free, of course! On the way back from my ski holiday in Austria, I discovered this young Lagavulin at the airport for a very fair price. So I gave it a new home.

    Smoke, tar, ashes, kelp, smouldering wood and finger paint, upholstered with honey, almonds, apricots, lemon and pencil lead… textbook Lagavulin indeed. But rather docile if you don’t mind me saying. There is nothing wrong with that anyway.

    On the palate, the sweetness comes first and next to the citrus I also get some orchard fruit. Suddenly the smoke becomes quite big followed by the typical ashes. Walnuts. Sea salt. Camphor. Nice spiciness too. That’s more like it.

    The finish is pretty long, peppery with a hint of candied orange peel. Quite intense.

    I rate this slightly above the 8 years old that was bottled for the 200th anniversary. It’s also more enjoyable (to me) than the 9 years old in the Game of Thrones series. But it still is not classic 16 years old. Nevertheless a lovely Lagavulin at a good strength.

  47. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose, less intense in the mouth than expected, with a medium length finish if necessary. Little complex, but straight forward and honest, and still more interesting than the 8y. Well suited if you are looking for a smoky malt that you want to enjoy on the side without much thought.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dry campfire with some bacon. When the smoke is gone: bright fruits, hints of honey, sea freshness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke and ashes, light fruits with citrus and some caramel, oily, rather mild and not very intense.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium, cold smoke, hazelnuts?, Light sea breeze.

  48. davidloosli scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, soapy/perfumy, coal smoke, lavender, sweet pie with burned dough, tarry, powdered sugar
    • Taste
      A bit watery (low abv), almonds, cashews, burned caramel, vanilla crescents, sweet peat
    • Finish
      Ashy, salty, blood orange, mint sweetness, vanilla

  49. WSP scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Easy drinking.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  50. DannyDram scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A whisky without a surprise, simple and unspectacular.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Smoke, citrus, medicinal, seaweed, chemical (turpentine?)
      Medium intensity. Medium intensity and rather pushy
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoke, cold ashes somewhat citrusy and medicinal. Balanced at medium intensity.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sea water, citrusy, medicinal and somewhat thin with a rather short finish, with cold ashes sticking longer.

  51. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    Not really complex, very light and easy drinkable
    • Nose
      88 88
      Honey, peat and smoke, sea breeze, iodine, yellow fruits - really good
    • Taste
      85 85
      Light, sweet, peaty, smoke, little fruity
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short and light

  52. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  53. Max70 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  54. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Overall, this Lagavulin is good whisky and you could do much worse in Travel Retail.
    • Nose
      Mature and elegant, more so than some other youthful Lagavulin from recent years. Love the farmy influence, with plenty of straw and a touch of cow dung, quickly followed by overripe bananas, honey, sauerkraut and oats. There's a nice balance between the aforementioned and the charcoal and smoke.
    • Taste
      Feels a bit subdued, maybe because of the relatively low strength, but has a good body in general. A tinge of salt at first, combined with caramel—let's call it salted caramel then. Some tar, green peat and a pinch of pepper. 
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Salty, ashy and some vanilla custard.

  55. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Lower grade and youth could do the damage, and instead this Lagavulin defends itself well (which one does not do?) and it also delivers a certain complexity while being highly drinkable.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Strong peatiness on the nose, with notes of leather and tobacco, manly like the guy from the Marlboro Country but without the stench of horse poop. Underneat, however, there is a sweet soul that shows up, of caramel, nutmeg, crispy with sesame and licorice. Stratified and complex, a rough but buttery man like a cross between John Goodman and Ed Harris in Westworld.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth there are smoked herrings wrapped in leather, chewing durettes perhaps, with a lot of licorice, caramel, a drop of honey, cereals, salted butter, ripe apple. Touch of ginger. What on the nose struggled a little to emerge, here blends in harmony, with a slight pre-eminence of the sweetest notes, but remaining fiercely Lagavulin although at a more subdued gradation.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Fairly long finish, used ashtray soaked with sea water, cereals, hazelnuts.

  56. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Not bad, but boring (83)
    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity ... berries, smoke, iodine with caramel, vanilla ... deeper noumake (21)
    • Taste
      Fruits, salt, ashes (21)
    • Finish
      Finish sharp, caramel, vanilla, iodine, ash (20)

  57. claymore84 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-04-2019 at "Edinburgh Airport".

  58. Kerttu scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  59. sakis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  60. gustundag scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      perfect smoke
      citrus
      salty
      honey
      peat
      stone fruits
    • Taste
      88 88
      pear
      apple
    • Finish
      90 90
      long with perfect pear

  61. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      after all, with time and hand warmth it becomes deliciously sweet and vanilla,
    • Taste
      83 83
      Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla - a little lemon, a lot of ash
    • Finish
      83 83

  62. rampah scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  63. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  64. Islaywolf scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  65. LordIslay scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Not Lagavulin-like.
      Too soft and less smokey.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Reminds me of the eight year old, but less intense!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Soft with lightly smokey touch.

  66. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  67. ipchrist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  68. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Promising nose, but unfortunately quite thin in taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peat, honey, citruses, earth, musty cellar, salted minerals and waxy fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Thin and watery. Peat, waxy fruits, caramel, honey and pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length. Peat and camphor.

  69. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    with water: no, I would leave that out definitely

    Conclusion: Blind I would immediately tap on a Laphroaig, the salt / Jofnote is so typical or rather unusual for a Laga. The low alcohol strength takes him strength, with 46% he would certainly better. The peat is not as strong as usual. Overall, a slimmed-down Laga, as an introduction to this distillery with security great, but overall he falls back next to the other bottlings of the distillery - Too bad
    • Nose
      87 87
      amazing saline and iodine-like in the first nose, but very strongly reminiscent of the neighboring distillery Laphroaig, slightly earthy peat, pebble beach with dried algae, some cowshed, knotty oak, vanilla and biscuit, slightly dirty, overall somewhat one-dimensional
    • Taste
      85 85
      At the first sip you notice the lack of power due to the "only" 43%, beautiful caramel sweetness, interspersed with peat, the iodine salt notes set only a little later, even a little mushy banana comes to it
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium, peaty, salty, and salt, maritime with significant peat impact, but less violent than usual, here he has enough strength to convince

  70. Marcus2 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 10 years

    smoky a mix of medicinal notes and campfires, herbs, leather, floral perhaps moss, cereals, spirit, licorice, vanilla copper, caramel, sugarcane, quite away orange or citrus, wood, smell nothing maritimes

    Smoky, sweet, cereals, herbs, mild, ashen, subtly peppery, for one or the other certainly too watery

    a little sweet on the finish

    Successful malt not insanely high alcohol content or old. The nose is very complex. I like him a lot.

  71. arlacobu scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Friend asked me what to get after taking care of dog and picking her up at Schiphol. Islay and CS, but it became 43% which is a big shame. Lost so much character. Nose is certainly still Laga, taste low until finish kicks in with typical Lagavulin standard characteristics when whisky mingles with water in your mouth. I prefer cask strength a lot, now you got a typical islay laga with not enough character.

  72. ConvalRen scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Heathrow T2 World of Whiskies
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  73. checkpointrk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  74. Georges scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, intense, seasalt, honey, waxy, ashy, fruity (peaches, apricots, pineapple), earthy, seaweed
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, smooth, salty, ashy, white fruit (apples, pears), tary, seaweed, peppery
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, ashy, salty, sweet

  75. sagara-kun scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in blind. A laga? The nose is in any case well above.
    • Nose
      Honey, waxed, peat, ash.
      Apricot, peach, lemon. White grapes.
      Light pencil lead.
    • Taste
      Pretty light in the mouth. Aqueous.
      Apple pear white fruit. Pepper.
      Slightly camphorized peat.
    • Finish
      Short final on water, peat and camphor.

  76. Andytka3 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    1226) N- 20pt / P- 20pt / F- 19pt / BB- 20pt

  77. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great sippin whisky - tends towards the 16 but more crisp and lively and with quite some power despite the 43%.

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