Lagavulin 11-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Offerman 2nd Edition
Stated Age
11 years old
Guinness Cask Finish
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
14 may 2021 10:31 am by Tauti

Average value

€ 259.38

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 11-year-old

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.21 points.

  1. MaroFF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite pleasant with whisky, well hidden in alcohol, sweet, fruity with a smoke that beautifully envelops the whole thing and notes of peat alternating with undergrowth, where blueberries are in the foreground.
    The aftertaste of chocolate is also perfectly visible.
    Unfortunately, somehow I could not "taste" typical Guinness notes.
    • Nose
      86 86
      smoky, peat, salty breeze, citrus, freshly mown grass, undergrowth
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, sweet, wet earth, blueberries, scorched log, peat, a lot of smoke, salty breeze, chocolate, vanilla, apricot, a little orange
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium, sweet, fruity, dried compote, the end is dark chocolate with a bit of oak, charcoal aftertaste

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    At the end of last year I tasted the first release of the Lagavulin Offerman Edition, named after Nick Offerman, American actor and comedian who makes no secret of the fact that he loves to drink Lagavulin. He even had this included in the script by the screenwriters of the TV series Parks & Recreation, so that his character Ron Swanson also likes Lagavulin. It was inevitable that a Lagavulin Offerman Edition would appear, being an 11-year-old. Now let him also like to drink Guinness. It was then no art for this Islay distillery to give some of their 11-year-old whisky a finish on such casks. The Offerman 2nd Release was born. The bottle was given to me as a gift by John and his friend Mary-Angela when they visited me in February of this year. Happydance, anyone?
    Beautiful nose on dried mango, orangettes, coffee, mocha, origin chocolate, dark honey and salted caramel. The smoke development is very delicate. Evolves into Café Frappé. Rather subdued for Lagavulin, but it works fine.
    Nice and oily and mouth-filling and soft on arrival. But then it becomes a bit sharp and very expressive, although I barely detect the difference with the first Offerman. Dark sweet fruit, mango and citrus, walnuts with a considerable maritime edge, but the dark beer is hardly detectable.
    Only in the finish, which is nice and warm and long, a bitter appears that I can associate with Guinness.
    Very satisfying Lagavulin, which cannot be found in Belgium. In the States the release price was about $ 120, in Europe it’s a little more than double that (and it is not worth that). Big thanks, John! I am very happy with this!

  3. LuvDaSmoke scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Love the complexity.

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great Lagavulin experiment - although not much can be seen from the Guinness cask. Very balanced, young Laga bottling that impresses with an excellent body. All in all a successful 2nd Offerman bottling.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Calm Laga nose.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Extremely beautiful, round and full-bodied body!
    • Finish
      87 87
      After the great body a rather short finish.

  5. gossm01 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It has a relatively oily viscosity and its bouquet is of moderate intensity. I have aromas of marine peat smoke, citrus fruit, vanilla and acidity. Relatively flat malt. A good balance between sweetness and dryness in terms of taste. The alcohol is relatively well integrated and it has a relatively heavy body.

  6. Alterjoe scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    Completely inharmonious and bitter in the finish. The great distillery character of Lagavulin, which I love very much, is completely run over here.

  7. uap304 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Pretty simple dram, smoke, vanilla, fruit and citrus nose. Some coffee and chocolate on the palate, more smoke. Definitely Lagavulin character, not spoiled but not better and not identifiable as Guinness. Good, not great, but enjoyable at a reasonable price point.

  8. thebonewolf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Green wood, seaweed, driftwood, coffee beans (dark).
    • Taste
      Smoky coffee with a stouty richness. Bit of spice and herbs. Slightly medicinal, but a background player.
    • Finish
      A chocolatey stout note, bitter. It’s hard to describe without putting it in the context of the finish of a stout or a rich, chocolately porter. Long.

  9. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Big thanks to chrisyeo for the sample.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Strong, like something is burning right in front of you like burnt coffee bean, some Guinness Stout yes. Basically very invasive peat/smoke/earthy notes keep attacking your nostril. Nothing much developed after that.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Relying heavily on the peat and smoke, with some sweetness to it, little bit of saltiness. Simple smoky whisky, easy drinking.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Rather long, bit bitter. Smoky all the way from start to finish. The problem is, I don't want the finish to be so long.

  10. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice complex dram. Maybe a little less mature then previous edition. Nice Friday treat
    • Nose
      Black pepper, iodine smoke, salt, seaweed, sweet savory dry beef jerky
    • Taste
      Brown sugar, oily, salty iodine smoke, savory meatiness and herbal peatiness
    • Finish
      Long, dry herbal smoke and peaty dried leafs

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Quite peaty and smoky with leafy and grassy notes, this is not the best combination of a Lagavulin
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peaty, smoky, vanilla, little leafy, grassy, spicy, herbal, malty, farmy, tobacco, little hops
    • Taste
      84 84
      Little punchy, oily, peaty, smoky, vanilla, subtle sweetness, more leafy and little grassy, little herbal
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, warm, peaty, smoky, more herbal

  12. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Green peat, not too sure about the influence of the Guiness cask, quite balanced, but feels young

  13. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I was disappointed. This isn't an unpleasant dram, and I'd happily drink it at a party if someone offered me some, but when you really stop to think about the flavors it's out of balance and unexceptional.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
      The smoke is muted, probably by the casks. The flavors seem out of balance, like a band without a conductor.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long finish, but not great - you're left with a bit of alcohol burn and a bit of smoke.

  14. ConvalRen scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    First tried with 30 mins of air, then another after 2 hours. Unable to continue further due to the hardcore smoke and disgusting taste. Left it to sit in an air-con room for 30 hours and it was still not cloudy, however, all the smoke has dissipated leaving only a sweet, fruity and bright flavor profile that was quite enjoyable. Just like a basic Lagavulin 16 without the peat.

    Definitely interesting, but it's not for me. Wouldn't drink again.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Roasted coffee burns, car exhaust, extremely heavy smoke, and smog, burnt meat to cinders.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Old dusty shelves, hay, baked sausages, dark chocolate, raisins, oven grease.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Warm and lengthy, dry. Coffee, cigar ash, and burnt cabbage.

  15. milkbonez scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      apples, small smoke, pineapple, caramel but with a dry bite. mocha, hint of coffee.
    • Taste
      86 86
      smoked chocolate covered coffee beans is the best description. The Guinness casks are def playing a role. Fruitiness is there as well, but a supporting role.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Frutiy and chocolatey. Coffee nibs. Dark cocoa sweet bitterness.


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