- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Rejuvenated & Ex-Bourbon Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail Exclusive
- Added on
- 25 May 2019 6:42 pm by Fantomas
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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 10-year-old
32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.45 points
- Great sippin whisky - tends towards the 16 but more crisp and lively and with quite some power despite the 43%.
- Tasted in blind. A laga? The nose is in any case well above.
Honey, waxed, peat, ash.
Apricot, peach, lemon. White grapes.
Light pencil lead.
Pretty light in the mouth. Aqueous.
Apple pear white fruit. Pepper.
Slightly camphorized peat.
Short final on water, peat and camphor.
- 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.
Dry campfire with some bacon. When the smoke is gone: bright fruits, hints of honey, sea freshness.
Smoke and ashes, light fruits with citrus and some caramel, oily, rather mild and not very intense.
Short to medium, cold smoke, hazelnuts?, Light sea breeze.
- 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.
Sweet, soapy/perfumy, coal smoke, lavender, sweet pie with burned dough, tarry, powdered sugar
A bit watery (low abv), almonds, cashews, burned caramel, vanilla crescents, sweet peat
Ashy, salty, blood orange, mint sweetness, vanilla
- Easy drinking.
- A whisky without a surprise, simple and unspectacular.
Smoke, citrus, medicinal, seaweed, chemical (turpentine?)
Medium intensity. Medium intensity and rather pushy
Smoke, cold ashes somewhat citrusy and medicinal. Balanced at medium intensity.
Sea water, citrusy, medicinal and somewhat thin with a rather short finish, with cold ashes sticking longer.
- Not really complex, very light and easy drinkable
Honey, peat and smoke, sea breeze, iodine, yellow fruits - really good
Light, sweet, peaty, smoke, little fruity
Rather short and light