Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Calculated age
12 years old
3 ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
57.4 % Vol.
30 ml 500 ml
Added on
30 Sep 2019 10:45 am by joerihoste
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 101.00

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49 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Lg10 ElD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;
    Creamy and generous, but with a noticeable kick on the palate, this coastal whisky combines ripe tropical fruits with more serious flavours of tar and brine. 986 bottles have been produced from three barrels of 2007 distillate.

    Tasting Notes;

    Cask details;
    Vatting of three ex-bourbon barrels.

    Caramel-coated flapjacks and stewed apples with vanilla sugar form a sweet contrast to astringent, slightly medicinal, smoke.

    Full-bodied with ripe mango, pineapple and grilled peaches. There’s a salty, coastal edge to the fruit flavours, followed by dry barley husks, coal tar and gravel.

    Lengthy notes of dry peat, white pepper and olive oil, sweetened with honey.

  2. joerihoste scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Classic Laga coastal iodine smoke, red caramel apple, hint of vanilla
    • Taste
      88 88
      Phwoaarr a tarry exotic fruit medley - ripe mango and pineapple, succulent juicy peaches, tarry ropes and that salty brine!!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Looooong peaty finish, some honey and cracked white pepper

  3. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Slightly medicinal smoke, iodine, caramel, vanilla
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light fruits like pineapples and peaches, tar and brine
    • Finish
      88 88
      A certain sweetness remains. Also tar and salt

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Elements of Islay LG10, 57.4%. Pale yellow. Aroma is banana fritters in a big way. Very banana. Quite fun really but not what I hoped for. Minimal smoke. Taste is salty and oily peat. Doesn't have the punch of 57%. Very drinkable at that abv. Softly woody. Some faint banana notes but very faint. The peat is soft yet builds. Blind I would have this down as a good peated Speyside but it doesn't have typical Lagavulin character. Nice though. Over time you start to get some oily rag a la Laphroaig. Air really opens it up nicely. 3.6/86

  5. sarthur71 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  6. Foudos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. thebonewolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I really liked how it changed from the nose to the finish. It’s unusual in my experience for a flavor like smoke to be present on the ends and mostly absent in the middle – I typically find that a flavor comes in and remains or drops and stays out.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Bright fruit and smoke, musty, some sea-like quality not quite like brine.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Tropical fruit, peppery burn. There’s a tiny bit of smoky flavor, but not much. Salt.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long. Brine, tarry smoke.

  8. Thermidor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very good bottling, but sadly the living wood/freshness thing I usually find in Lagavulin 12yo releases is missing here.
    • Nose
      The smoke feels greasier and dirtier than is usual in young Laga, so we get that usual soft but deep Laga peatiness, but no lemons, or freshly cut branches, or wood in rain in the forest. I like the style, but it certainly is a bit one note.
    • Taste
      Curiously soft body for >50%. Lots of soot, and some sweet lemon. Water makes it harsher, and I think I prefer it neat. Oily peat, tar, peat, tar... you get it. It's good, but there's not much complexity.
    • Finish
      Sooty peat, and lemons.

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


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