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
31 mar 2022 10:18 pm by Malzbrenner

Average value

€ 84.45

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.70 points.

  1. Art_of_malt_whisky scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Despite of high price I decided to buy a bottle of Lagavulin 16. It is damn good whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Oily, peaty, sea notes, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      90 90
      Smoky, a little bit salty. Seaweed and heather honey. Multidimensional taste that changes over time.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very pleasant

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  3. scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21+ 22+ 21+ 21+ 87

    Smoked drinkable dram for every day, or rather brighten up the evening beautifully! Good batch, albeit 2022, positively!

  4. Petitcham scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Airing is best: rich floral scent, rich smoke, softness, high perfection, lemon, vanilla, laga 16 essence these days

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Today in the glass a standard whisky that I have drunk so often that I can no longer say when I made the last serious description of the taste. Bottled at sixteen, Lagavulin is one of those great smoky whiskys that's hard to pass up. The rumors about its disappearance have also brought it back into my focus a little more, and so today I'm trying a current bottling.
    Unfortunately colored and chill-filtered, but at least with 43% vol. the Lagavulin shows rather narrow windows in the glass. The artificial but still appealing color underlines the age and even if you don't want this bottling to disappear, a 16-year-old bottling "natural" would certainly be exciting. Unfortunately, the price would probably be in the triple digits, so let's enjoy it as long as it's still (reasonably) affordable.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Peat smoke, honey, sherry! The three supporting pillars are there immediately and make you want to take the first sip. The next time I smell it, I think of smoked bacon and pieces of orange on the meat, the way it tastes when grilled from time to time. The longer I have the whisky in the glass, the more complex the variety of aromas becomes. Caramel, vanilla, some oak, iodine, but also a fresh note of lime flashes through from time to time.
      Simply describing the whisky as smoky is definitely not enough. The complexity in the nose is impressive, multi-faceted and very harmonious. No wonder this drop is so popular and enjoys a great reputation. (Almost) everything was done right here.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Initially oily sweetness and cold ash, the alcohol remains mild as expected. Oranges, vanilla, some fresh mint. Sultanas, dark chocolate and dried fruits spread a nice warmth without being too sweet. The sherry comes through sufficiently and is balanced with the peat taste. The whisky becomes warm, smooth and again very harmonious, even if it lacks some complexity.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Rather medium to long, peat smoke, some oak spice, roasted nuts, a little mint, orange zest. Then the sweetness sets in: dark chocolate and sultanas and a pleasant dryness on the palate, which ends beautifully with the iodine character.


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