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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.81/100
votes
284
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
13th Release
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281033846
Added on
08 Sep 2013 11:20 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 133,45

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857 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points

  1. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very pungent one, this Lagavulin. Rather one that is focussed on impact, precision and quality, than on development and complexity. But it is certainly very good at what it does. Albeit not my favourite Lagavulin so far.

  2. mandragoru scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sugar cane, vanilla, marine salt, coal/peat
    Taste: smoke, salt, oranges
    Finish: ashy, salty, bitter
    An excellent Laga!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, spicy, smoky with vanilla and citrus fruits and above all neat power!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. uap304 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    The My Bloody Valentine of malts. 
    • Nose
      Ephemeral, singeing, medicinal, iodine, sawdust. Explosive! Wet peat on a campfire. 
    • Taste
      Thin and oily, drying. Sweet and smoky, overpowering.  Obnoxious really.  Ridiculous but somehow delicate, giving way to charred malt. 
    • Finish
      Smoked cinnamon, numbing, warming, and supremely satisfying. 

  6. schero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blindtasting tip: Bourbon barrel, maximum 10 years, maximum 50%, Caol Ila Resolution: The skin does not kill me.
    • Nose
      Grainy smoke, citrus notes, ashen and maritime, behind it comes some apple, later I smell wall paint
    • Taste
      Smoke, vanilla, some effervescent powder, citrus sweetness, oak flavor
    • Finish
      The smoke is again very grainy, slightly bitter finish, some heat

  7. Dyno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    might need to do a blind tasting where i put the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th in a direct competition. first need to get my hands on a 2017 edition!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. dram_on scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This bottling saved the distillery for me as I was about to totally write-off Lagavulin, but yowza!!! The 12yo is both hands-down, pound-the-table, light-years ahead of the 16yo!

  9. Whisky-Tester scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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