- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 13th Release Diageo Special Releases 2013
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Refill American Oak Casks
- 55.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 08 Sep 2013 11:20 am
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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
- 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!
- 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.
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.
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.
Long and intense, on wood and bbq smoke, pepper, salted cod, and vanilla cream.
- Harmonious interaction between smoke, alcohol and spice. Wild and yet easy to tame. Great Single Malt - 16.08.2015
Wonderfully warm smoke, burning match, salty maritime, fishing net in fishing boat, anchovies in olive oil, oregano, smoked bacon
Musty, salty-maritime, herbal mixture, tart, peppery, alcohol is very well integrated and remains despite cask strength in the background
- 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%.
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.
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.
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.
Soft ashy mineral smoke with slight rotten earth. With water - fruitiness comes out
Burnt matches, sweet hay, mineral ash.
With water - more honey sweetness
Long, sweet, mineral, salty toffee