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Lagavulin 2010

Overall rating
85.95/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB132353
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Bottled at the Distillery
Vintage
2010
Bottled
05.2019
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
711810
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
200 ml
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
28 May 2019 7:09 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 65.00

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 2010

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.95 points

  1. Alterjoe scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Color: very bright, already almost white wine-like, although the 8-year standard bottling seems a little lighter to me.

    Nose: The typical Lagavulin smoke is immediately present in the nose. There is also a nice sweet with the smoke. Maritime notes of seaweed appear briefly. These fly away very quickly and fresh bright fruits (apples, bananas and pineapples) emerge. Green tea, mint, sweet malt and white pepper. Alcohol is nicely integrated for quite a young age.

    Taste: It rolls relatively smoothly over the tongue. Then this is violently attacked. Smoke, alcohol and smoke again. The entire tongue tingles. The flow of saliva begins. The tingling evaporates after a short time and is picked up by a really nice sweetness. Again a nice fruitiness with unripe bananas and apples, white pepper and highly aromatic tea. Behind it comes a hint of wood, but really just a hint. The second sip is much more pleasing. Sweetness and smoke dominate here.

    Departure: The departure is relatively short. No bitterness, you can guess the wood. The smoke stays in the mouth longer, of course, but the finish is rather short for a Lagavulin. Freshness is definitely the focus here.

    Conclusion: The contrasts (fresh smoke / alcohol vs. the excellent sweetness and moisture make it really a lot of fun in the mouth. For the age it is very, very good and cannot be compared to the 8 year old. The distillery character of Lagavulin comes here honest and great. Whisky is really fun even at a comparatively young age, which you can often introduce at Lagavulin, even if the prices for the Maturation Masterclass were quite high.

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pure unadulterated Lagavulin with minimal ex-bourbon cask influence. Interesting as a side note of the maturation process, and - thanks to the quality Laga distillate - not too really bad, but wasn't meant as a finished product in the line-up it was released and it shows.

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