Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
16 years old
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 aug 2021 9:16 pm by Flo_Be

Average value

€ 77.70

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20 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.17 points.

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Smooth, drinkable, clear. Incredible considering the tendencies of the regulars (88)
    • Nose
      Smoke, prunes, lacquered cherry stone, iodine, salt and mineral notes (22)
    • Taste
      Saturated taste, fruit, ash, smoke (22)
    • Finish
      Salt, iodine and pepper finish. Next wave of dried fruits (22)

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  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 16 years, 43% alc. Original bottling (2021). Ageing: Bourbon and Sherry casks

    Nose: peat and tar, pleasantly dry smoke. Behind it, in addition to citrus fruits, machine oil and a little rubber. The sweetness increases, orange marmalade next to almonds, salt water and cedar wood, a little leather can also be found.

    Palate: Intensely smoky, dry and slightly salty. Liquorice, anise and salmiak next to tar and smoker, various herbs, blood oranges. Also very light cocoa, again the orange marmalade and pickled olives.

    Finish: Land and dry, mineral and salty.

    Conclusion: Lagavulin has managed to maintain the quality for decades, even if the batches have repeatedly changed minimally over the years. Very beautiful. 86/100 points (2021).

  4. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Lagavulin classic is kilned with a high smoke content in the malt. The stills of the distillery are pear-shaped, so that during the distillation all flavors can be transferred to the condensers. The single malt then matures in bourbon and sherry casks to perfection.

  5. Flo_Be scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. PRV scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Favorite regular. Compared to earlier releases, this one is drier and smokier. 22/23/22/22

  7. Yarema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very drinkable and delicious whisky.
    Excellent balance. Reminds of the old school.
    The first and second nose is a mixture of apple cider candies with cherry dry smoke in different proportions. Almost always accompanied by Salt and the Morning Sea Breeze. After inhalation, it turns into cigarette smoke and woody-flavored iodine.
    The taste is excellent, dry, enveloping, slightly tannin-sherry. This is the case when the thickness is achieved by taste, not alcohol.
    The more you drink, the more you want to put a higher grade ...) Wonderful autumn whisky. I think I miss successful official releases. It seemed that this was all in the past ... Thanks to the distillery for the work!

    Nose - 22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 88


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