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Lagavulin 08-year-old

Overall rating
84.55/100
votes
69
Whiskybase ID
WB135296
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
16.01.2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L9248CM007
Barcode
5000281050553
Added on
19 Jul 2019 7:39 am by SAND

Average value

€ 58.95

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 08-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.55 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fresh and fruity to accompany an almost oily peat, lime, spices, it is quite young and less structured than the base of 16.
    the peat is medicinal, powerful, a little soggy seaweed that barely comes out of the seawater.
    sensation of heaviness in the mouth, citrus fruits very present, a little woody, salty, ham brine and peat which returns.
    The finish is fairly monolithic average compared to the pleasant palate.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Medicinal, fresh mint, hazelnut, citrus, banana, sea coast, oil and gasoline.
    • Taste
      Spicy, greasy, oil, white pepper, fishy (smoked salmon maybe) and sauerkraut.
    • Finish
      Wood, hazelnut, ash and a fine oiliness.

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N- Fresh and bright citrus, sweetened lemon juice. Ashy as well highly ester and relatable to some floral, also metallic side of rusty nails, salted meat and briny ham. Goes with some white breads, some sweet nut spreads, nutella? Evolved to exotic used fish tank, some weeds, hot sands, bit dirty but alluring. (91/22)

    P- Oily lemon butter, or lemon butter sauce? Sourish smokes with tarry, umami exotic spicy sambal and solidly lasting with raw herbs and hefty salts. (88/22)

    F- Medium long, big bonfire smokes, dry, citrus and spicy gingers. Warm you up like in a herbs sauna. (91/22)

    B/B- 90/22

    Weighted Rate- 88pt

    Cr-1, Fr-3, Fl1, Pt-2, Ft-2 Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-3
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Fresh and bright citrus, sweetened lemon juice. Ashy as well highly ester and relatable to some floral, also metallic side of rusty nails, salted meat and briny ham. Goes with some white breads, some sweet nut spreads, nutella? Evolved to exotic used fish tank, some weeds, hot sands, bit dirty but alluring. (91/22)
    • Taste
      P- Oily lemon butter, or lemon butter sauce? Sourish smokes with tarry, umami exotic spicy sambal and solidly lasting with raw herbs and hefty salts. (88/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, big bonfire smokes, dry, citrus and spicy gingers. Warm you up like in a herbs sauna. (91/22)

      B/B- 90/22

      Weighted Rate- 88pt

      Cr-1, Fr-3, Fl1, Pt-2, Ft-2 Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-3
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. SAND scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Sweet and earthy peat smoke, sweet bourbon barrel notes (banana, vanilla, dried coconut, dried yellow fruits), fat and oily notes (partly vegetal, partly kerosene). Water opens the nose up further and makes it fruitier. (89p)
    TASTE: The arrival is a bit sharp; nippy and has an almost slight sparkling effect. On the mid palate there’s a lot of soot, even cigarette ashes, some sweet and oily herbs and some pepper. Water doesn’t do much for it, either way. (85p)
    FINISH: The finish is more peppery and wood influenced, without much of the good Lagavulin notes. Water may have made the finish a tad sweeter. Fairly simple. (83p)
    This is a far cry from the lovely, original 8 YO launched for Lagavulin’s bi-centenary in 2016. TOTAL SCORE 85 points.

  5. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A very beautiful young Islay warrior. Similarities with the Ardbeg 5y Wee Beastie cannot be denied. You shouldn't and shouldn't compare him with his older colleagues; that would not be fair to him. Without prejudice, the young Lagavulin is a good addition to the standard range. If you like having young smokers in your glass, you can't go wrong with it. A perfect companion on a cozy summer evening.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The color that the young Lagavulin conjures up in the glass is rather a light straw yellow - very light. Behind the smoke you immediately find yourself at the sea, salty and a little iodine and seaweed. In addition, fruit aromas that are reminiscent of a ripe lemon with its zest. With a little time, the citrus note gets the support of a Nashi pear. At the very end, a few herbs such as thyme and wild oregano show up. A nice young Islay nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very oily appearance and a strong, almost tangy start in the mouth. The ashy smoke is immediately in the foreground here too. A pleasant combination of a not too strong sweetness together with the lemon and the spices from the nose follows the smoke. The marine association with salt and iodine can also still be tasted. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Towards the end you can still see the smoke and peat that lingers in the mouth the longest. Add to that the sea breeze along with the lemon zest and the kitchen herbs. the finish, minus the smoke and peat taste, is rather medium-long.

  6. DramJammin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  7. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. jvanopstal scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A nice Islay whisky
    • Nose
      A lot of smoke but still fruity with pear and lemon and vanilla
    • Taste
      Nice oily mouthfeel, sweet and spicy with again pear
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry with some smoke and a bit of saltyness

  9. Koidream scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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