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
22 jan 2022 10:44 am by danilo

Average value

€ 74.90

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.61 points.

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    dignified beautiful standard, delicious and nice smoky. Only a little power is missing.
    • Nose
      greasy smoke, ashy, sewing machine oil, citrus, dark, ripe fruit, also candied citrus peel
    • Taste
      smooth, spicy, smoky, peaty, some pepper and slightly sweet.
    • Finish
      Peat, flaxseed oil, peanuts, smoke, rather dry at the end

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  3. Kieferkobold scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Color nutmeg (with dye)

    Nose: campfire, cold ash, some salt, leather, seaweed, intense, smoked bacon, apple
    Taste: surprisingly mild, pear compote, plums wrapped in bacon
    Finish: toasted almonds, spruce wood

    More sweetness and acidity on the nose with water; in the taste: syrup, some fire in the finish

    Peat strength: 7/10

  4. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Hints of ham, little smoke, sweetish, spicy

    The taste
    Smoke, spicy, sugar, not so complex, ginger spiciness

    Medium length, sweet spicy, bitter

    Have the newer bottlings really gotten that bad?

  5. 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).


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