Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
12th Release
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

€ 238,57

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.52 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. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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

  5. Jeep51 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rich peat, both a little earthy and sweet. It quickly becomes maritime, iodized and always sweet / vanilla.
    • Taste
      In continuity, always this peat sweet and very young.
    • Finish
      Long, powerful and peaty

  6. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  7. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. gango4 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful filling as a change to the 16-year standard without the heavy sherry tones.
    • Nose
      First a clear alcoholic note, which retreats after a few minutes in the glass. The smoke is naturally present. In addition, the salty sea air. Something cooling, maybe mint. Then there are citrus fruits. For me rather lemons / graprefruit than orange. With a bit of heat, a white pepper sharpness appears. Some smoked ham.
    • Taste
      The smoke continues to cover a lot. His character goes most towards Cheminee, complemented by some charcoal. Maritime flavors fill the palate.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the smoke changes again briefly into the background to give the salt room. He then returns impressively and long-lasting. Until, surprisingly, it allows the influence of the barrel to influence the oak.


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