Lagavulin 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Rejuvenated & Ex-Bourbon Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
25 May 2019 6:42 pm by Fantomas

Average value

€ 73.53

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283 × member ratings

990 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 10-year-old

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.41 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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%.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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|

  6. 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.

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

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

  8. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's very sweet, it's surprising, liquid honey, limoncello, banana, a hint of vanilla, you still feel that it's a Lagavulin, with limestone peat, clay, iodine, smoke. Ashtray. Finally, it's quite delicious, pastry cream, sour candy. In the mouth, 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, cashew nuts. Liquorice wood, chocolate milk. Exotic fruits, kumquat.

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

  10. haubi scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    N: ash, vanilla, pear cider

    G / A: honey, salty


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