Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
12th Release Diageo Special Releases 2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L2137 CM000
Added on
02 Oct 2012 11:01 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 234.23

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Typical nose Lagavulin, the rest is less accurate, less successful. Not the best laga in my story. I have trouble with the release 12 years overall I think.
    • Nose
      A lemony freshness, a mineral peat close to copper ... we are well at Lagavulin. Added to this is cowhide leather and fruit compote.
    • Taste
      Nice attack, strong power. We are always on lemon and mineral peat, it stings and it is citric by moment. With time the peat becomes malty.
    • Finish
      Beautiful length on mineral peat, leather, bitter cocoa and a vegetal and floral touch.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    With the 12 CS Lagavulin does a great job every year.
    • Nose
      Hmm, citrus and cold smoke. Fresh and sweet at the beginning, then becoming heavier with gum, tar and salt. A great nose.
    • Taste
      Sweet smoke hits the tongue without slaying. Ash flakes pull through, freshly squeezed lemon juice comes. It is strong undiluted, but the alcohol is very well integrated. Peppercorns and salt give it after a while a certain sharpness, but smoked lemon splits come after a while and soften the sharpness again.
    • Finish
      Long and slightly dry, ashen, lemon-sweet.

  3. KDD scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very similar to Big Peat but more refined and elegant
    • Nose
      Soft ashy mineral smoke with sweet vanilla or honey, more light then heavy
    • Taste
      Fresh, sweet, malty hay-like peat
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, mineral, salty, with slight herbal bitterness

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Sweet peat. Fine. 22.5-22.5-22-22

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. leapfrogboi scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Nose: classic lagavulin profile, big peat with hints of honey and medicine. Intense profiles though comfortable despite the high ABV. With water, more white fruits and honey while the peat is on a more mellow side.

    Palate: That lagavulin peat through and through! Gentle and oily yet powerful. White fruits follows the initial peat-tack, climaxing with a sudden spike of dry spice from the sherry cask while landing on oily rich sweetness that covers the mouth. With water, similar story to the nose, sweetness are much more apparent while the peat is toned down yet not weak. Water makes the dram much more balanced as the water helps smoothen the different edges of profiles to help form a much more comprehensive experience.

    Finish: long long finish with that medicinal lagavulin peat, with the peat announcing its presence with each breathe taken as the oily dram covers the entirety of the mouth. In the background slight sweetness can be detected to complete the lagavulin experience. With water, similar story with a very well balanced lagavulin with the peat less dominant.

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose, peat and leather, meat, but also lemony freshness, cereals and a hint of chocolate. Salted mouth, final dominated by smoke as if emanating from a campfire, acrid, tenacious, ashy. Which is never dominated by two successive additions of water. Pretty impressive.
    Enthusiasm 4/5


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