Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB19370
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2010
Casktype
Refill American Oak & Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
04 dec 2010 2:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 169.39

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin Lg2 SMS

20 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.88 points.

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. lucero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm trying something I found hidden away in my samples that I seem to have forgotten about until today. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts immediately with iodine and rubbery bandages, then smoky bacon, lemon candies, campfire embers.

    Palate presents lemon juice, salt, tire rubber, smoke, brine.

    Finish carries on from the palate and adds a dash of pepper, then brine, campfire smoke with soot.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [revisiting in 2020] Like a slice of the pie that makes up Lagavulin 12yo OBs, so in a sense a true element of Islay indeed. Greasier, sootier, and less on living, fresh wood notes than the OB 12yos. An interesting variant for me, but not quite as mindblowing as Lg8, my favorite in the series.

  6. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice, somewhat special Lagavulin with somewhat atypical notes, but not super complex, but drinkable.
    • Nose
      Mineral, less smoke than other Lagavulins, vanilla, moss, marzipan, almonds, dried bananas
    • Taste
      Dried bananas, avocado, pistachios, almonds, macadamia nuts, anise, fennel, zucchini, capers, olives
    • Finish
      Capers, malt, olives, eucalyptus, resin, medium length

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

      A good Negoviant Lagavulin, fresh and rich, good work with the fortress, excellent pitcher, is close to regular bottling with an emphasis on citrus notes, but young, there is still no age depth and, comparing with the reference 16YO, you come to the idea that the fortress and The power is, of course, good, but the depth and complexity are more valuable.
    • Nose
      Open, strong, when poured into a glass, the impression is made that the room was burned with logs, warm and dry, wood and coal, ash, lemon and malt notes in the background, old leather goods, raw smoked meat, dry peat, light tones of overripe fruits , caviar of dried fish.
    • Taste
      Light and rich, coal-ash with a bright wave of lemon pepper, caramel sweetness, orange and lemon peel, mandarin notes, berry confiture.
    • Finish
        Spicy, fresh, ashes, lemon and grapefruit peel, coal, charred wood, burned crackers, fudge, leavened sour cream.

  8. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    While similar to predecessor Lg1, Lg2 emphasises two very different sides of the distillery’s character – sweet fruit and rugged minerality. The result is an excellently austere dram, with less sherry influence than Lg1, but more south-coast peat smoke and fruit.Cask details;

    Majority refill American oak with a small amount of Pedro-Ximénez-matured whisky.Tasting Notes;

    Nose

    Peat smoke dominates the nose to start, with sweeter notes of white chocolate and sweetcorn. The smoke is medicinal and very dry, with hints of damp earth.

    PalateThe sweeter flavours from the nose come to the fore initially, before rich earth and smoky notes rise from the depths. Citrus then appears, with grapefruit and lemon becoming stronger with a drop of water.FinishThe smoke drifts away leaving a nutty fruitiness.

  9. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    If you imagine the Lagavulin 12yo as a pie diagram with a bunch of aromas, then this Elements bottle concentrates heavily on the smoke and grease, and less so on the more civilized side of the official releases. It's very phenolic and I have to say I'm very partial to Lagavulin like this. I wish it would be easier to find more bottles of this particular facet of the distillery.

  10. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    One for the hip flask for a seaside walk. 
    • Nose
      Earthy, fresh dug peat, hints of TCP and iodine. Heavily smoked salmon. That fungal edge hides kiwi fruit skin. 
    • Taste
      Warm with heavy peat notes. A touch of vanilla, almost tablet, honey sweet and ginger.
    • Finish
      Warming and long.

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  12. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Marshmallow and campfire, with a hint of spray, nose to finish. It's simple but greedy. 58% but in the sweetness.

  13. mayyerrumleak scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    young but impressively mature...the cask was a good one, so there is a great balance. A laga that isn't very laga;-)...but very good

    Impressively good price!
    • Nose
      A fine cocktail of citrusfruit, Buisquite, toffee, orange cest, creamy, moss, grass, a little medicinal, green asparagus

      peat with a lot of phenol, smoke and a bit of iodine
    • Taste
      Strong peat and at first a deep sweetness (unusualy strong for a lagavulin), creamy and soft textur, syrup, lemon und orange syrup, orangecake, a little toffee, grassy
    • Finish
      peat is there all the time and the finish combines with the feeling of burnt grass and a great burbonwood

  14. mayyerrumleak scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. Ivynor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I love this profile of fat whisky. A little young, a pity
    • Nose
      peat very lemony, confit, iodized Fat only on the nose
    • Taste
      fat, gourmand, candied, sweet. Woody notes; orange liqueur, zest, cream. Some marks of youth, a lot of herbs, hay.
    • Finish
      Super long, candied, smoke. Very beautiful scent of islay.

  16. Fable scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Dede scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky for peat freaks, ideal for o
    • Nose
      Very powerful, it opens on a beautiful peat fat and lemony. A little iodine too, but the marine character is frankly relegated to the background as the peat imposes, speaking on the tar. A bit of vanilla appears after a long aeration. Water does not significantly change this profile, but allows the expression of bitter almond notes.
    • Taste
      In the right line of the nose. Very powerful, fat, it combines thick peat and citric acidity on a background of salt. Monolithic, but well done. With water, peat comes out even more.
    • Finish
      Long, very peaty, especially with retro-olfaction.

  18. Volanne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A young peaty malt (Laphroaig?), intense, bold and tasty. The cask did a good job.

     

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:
    http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Intense phenols strike at first. This kind of powerful phenols trapped in a very sweetish, syrupy, almost sticky liqueur. Dried tangerine peel. Toffee-stuffed biscuits. Condensed milk, and some whiffs of white coffee. Despite the light colour, could that be drawn from a refill butt?
    • Taste
      Soft and tasty. Phenolic and malty (butter cookie) and a hint of sugar coated peanuts (yep!). Still very intense, but the heavy alcohol is well integrated and brings some softness and some boldness. Then turns grassier, with quite some salty liquorice (Hollander drops) and wormwood.
    • Finish
      Long, salty, with a rather grassy bitterness.

  19. Furtia scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  20. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Youthful nose, with strong peat smoke and salt. Needed water to bring out the subtle background fruits. Very hot and fiery on the palate, lacking a bit in depth and complexity. Nice smoky finish. A fresh and youthful whisky that needed water to show any complexity. Not dissimilar to young Caol Ila bottles I have tried previously, lacking the more complex traits associated with older lagavulin bottlings. 
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  21. Ralph Hiltrup scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Tim F
    Nose:  Oaty, with hints of honeycomb and white chocolate.  Toasted corn on the cob.  Some medicine cabinet aromas.  Then gets very turfy, wet earth.

    Palate:  Sweeter than expected, then gets pretty fiery, with that damp earth from the nose reappearing.  Pretty intense.  Gets quite hot at full strength, with some bonfire smoke and wet wood.  Water tames it, lifting some unexpected honeysuckle and mocha notes from the depths.Finish:  Quite full-on dry smoke and hot spices at full strength. With water, the phenols become much more dominant at the finish.

  22. Ralph Hiltrup scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)Lg1 was excellent so we have high expectations here.
    Colour: white wine.
    Nose: it`s a slightly drier and more vanilled
    version. More custard, more smoked tea as well, more farmy notes (horse
    saddle, leather, hay) and more smoked and salted fish. Maybe a little
    less "Lagavulin" than the official Lagavulin, which would make sense. With water:
    certainly wilder than the OB, more animal, sootier as well. More tar,
    farm (hutch), new car (interior), plastics polish. It`s really something
    else now. Very expressive.
    Mouth (neat): even sweeter than the OB now, but
    we`re very close globally. Extremely close. Same lemon, fructose, roots,
    smoke. A little cane sugar. With water: almost the same whisky as the 12. Some grapefruit juice.
    Finish: long, young, sweet. Hints of white rum.
    Comments: it`s a more austere version than Lg1 and I
    think I like it rather better than the latter despite its obvious
    youth. Slightly less "full" or "wide" than the OB. - 89 points

  23. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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