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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.59/100
votes
318
Whiskybase ID
WB44384
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
13th Release Diageo Special Releases 2013
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L3087CM000
Barcode
5000281033846
Added on
08 Sep 2013 11:20 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 207.43

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points

  1. 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!

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

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

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. fileosoph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. mer1973 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. HW74 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It's a classic with a reason. It's well made, but also well matured. The result is a rather complex and not too heavy Islay dram.
    • Nose
      Peat and coal smoke, vanilla, some mint and camphor. In the beginning, there is crystallized lemon, but this eventually develops towards peach. Finally, there is almond paste. 
    • Taste
      Full and sweet, with a pleasant spicy edge of pepper. It's not that peaty, rather smoky and salty (plain salt, iodine). The fruitiness of peach completes the palate. 
    • Finish
      Long and intense, on wood and bbq smoke, pepper, salted cod, and vanilla cream.

  8. domani scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Harmonious interaction between smoke, alcohol and spice. Wild and yet easy to tame. Great Single Malt - 16.08.2015
    • Nose
      Wonderfully warm smoke, burning match, salty maritime, fishing net in fishing boat, anchovies in olive oil, oregano, smoked bacon
    • Taste
      Musty, salty-maritime, herbal mixture, tart, peppery, alcohol is very well integrated and remains despite cask strength in the background
    • Finish
      Lang

  9. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    For me a very excellent Lagavulin with a super nose, great body, and unfortunately a little too short, but very pleasant finish. He needs a lot of time in the glass and in my opinion does not tolerate water at all. With the mildness of the alcohol, he also does not need one, because some are nastier at 40%.
    • Nose
      Wow! First perfume, actually rose water or something. No smoke at all in the first nose. But now, italic herbal mixture, lavender, only very mild smoke. I would not have expected that. Jezt he is sweeter and rounder / quieter. Caramel candy and Bazooka chewing gum from the 70s / 80s. Such a minty perfume. Reminds me of my school days now. Just change the pocket money at the kiosk in Süßkram. ;-) Even when warming, the 55% hold back significantly in the nose. Now the typical Lagavulin campfire note comes up but still discreet. The sweet ones go together wonderfully with the salty notes. Some smoked fish, caramel and cotton candy compete for the favor of the nose. Now comes still clear vanilla and again some mint. Fresh germ dumplings. In addition, lemony notes. Even damp rocks mix in the aroma. Wonderfully complex, you can snoop on it for hours. First a little saltier with water, then the lemon gets stronger. Significantly less sweet, flatter.
    • Taste
      The taste is now significantly more smoke. In addition, a honey-like, but not too strong sweetness with a clear vanilla impact. He is super pure. Fantastically integrated alcohol, incredibly mild and extremely oily. After a while in the mouth, it becomes slightly creepy. Much sweeter with water, it gets a sticky note.
    • Finish
      In the finish then buttery soft. The sweetness goes at the same time with the smoke and leaves behind a pleasantly light oak, which leads from bitter chocolate to almond cream. The finish overall should be a bit longer.

  10. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Soft ashy mineral smoke with slight rotten earth. With water - fruitiness comes out
    • Taste
      Burnt matches, sweet hay, mineral ash.
      With water - more honey sweetness
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, mineral, salty toffee

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