Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.05/100
votes
4247
Whiskybase ID
WB51469
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Used since mid 2012
Barcode
5000281005409
Added on
28 jan 2014 12:00 pm by totalatool
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 89.08

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

322 users have left 374 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.05 points.

  1. joeynoreen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  2. VLG scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    96

  3. stalker1971 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. nunobow scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    S 7
    Opened for 6 months. H2H with PC Islay Barley and Ardbeg Blaaack, now Laga 16’s low ABV is setting itself back here. And by the way, the RRP was roughly £60 on Dec 2022, and now it’s £80+? How many more good brands do you wanna destroy Diageo?

    [83-85] I'll get a bottle unless my bank account says otherwise. (Kidding, not getting another one at £80...)

    N 27
    Slightly oily & sweet coastal smoke. Moderately peated with more smoke than peat here. Tinned fruits (yellow peaches, raisins). Kelp, sea salt. Dry oak. Lapsang souchong. Creamy vanilla. A whiff of cinnamon, mint sprig, and brown sugar.

    P 26
    Medium body. Again, savoury peat to start, but now slightly more earthy. More peat than smoke. Juicy ripe fruits. Malty. Warm, unintrusive baking spices cause no challenge to drink. Plenty of smoked oak.

    F 23
    Mid finish. Mildly fruity and oaky. The peat leaves a rather dry mouthfeel. Weak spices at the back.

  6. sludgehex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Sprats in oil, black bread, peat smoke, baked fruits. A true classic!

  7. KrolikMorski scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Leonis scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  9. JonasWoo scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

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

  10. Tony_drink_not_drunk scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Lagavulin 16 year
    Alcohol ABV: 43% Cask:Ex bourbon and Sherry Casks

    =>Nose:
    Bananas. Pineapple. tropical fruit. almond.

    =>Taste:
    Sweet and savory creamy sea salt , seaweed

    =>Score: 85 [Recommend to try]

  11. Kawauso scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. Bembel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Softly integrated smoke. Peat. Medicinally Jodig. deep sweetness
      Slightly maritime (salt and seaweed). Subtle sherry fruitiness. Herbs. honey sweetness
    • Taste
      Strong spice at the start with pepper and peat. Then suddenly sherry sweetness with salt. Slight woodiness. tongue tingles. Lots of salivation.
    • Finish
      Long. warming. Salty.
      Dry ash on the tongue.

  13. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. henryguo73 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  15. SirTomasz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: quite sweet, smells of smoke, a lot of wine elements, some red fruit, some iodine cellar, sea, sand after the storm ????
    Palette: smell fruit, a bit of ash, a bit of sweetness and butter, a bit of medical notes, the influence of Bourbon barrels is visible and the fruitiness is more in the direction of citrus, although it is not sour.
    At the finish, a bit of smoke and ash, drier and wineier.

  16. ZLako scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. Maciek scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    Good smoking taste

  18. Duca scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I bought my first bottle 5 years ago for around €35. The price has since doubled. Still, this whisky is a very good buy in my opinion.

  19. Hsh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Soft and rich flavor rises Pete Smokey Rich oily I liked the heavy feeling that did not go well with this alcohol level I wonder how well-received this cs version would be if it were a cs version of the smoked bacon The dominant, izakaya skewer scent? Drink this again and rate again

  20. Obynapewno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      much less smoke than the 8-year-old version, sweet, orange, lemongrass, straw
    • Taste
      fruit, earth, smoke, wood, some herbs, dark chocolate, medicinal notes
    • Finish
      salty, smoky, woody

  21. TimkoT scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  22. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    Overall a bit thin. Would be great for 46% - 50%. A very pleasant dram, smoked wood in harmony with sherry sweetness. And lapsang souchong is totally there.

    N 25
    Plenty of smoke integrated perfectly with dry sherry notes (winery dark fruit). Fairly oaky, some iodine and subtle coastal breeze. I can smell the spices but just can't identify the specifics as it's too subtle.

    P 26
    That sherry sweetness and more fruitiness shine through. Then quickly dominated by an earthy bonfire that's moderately-heavily peated. White pepper at the back of the palate.

    F 24
    Mid, dry finish. Prominently smoke and spice lingering.

  23. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. DistiLesha scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Winner in the TOP10 ranking of regular whisky releases in the world according to the Russian-speaking whisky community. After this victory, I wanted to refresh the memory of this release and make a description of it.
    It would seem that this whisky is not very rich in flavor and aroma, but it is dense, collected and saturated!
    N:22 T:22 F:21 B:21
    • Nose
      As if already salty on the nose, smoked meat, other phenols and dry grass
    • Taste
      Bitterness of phenols, salt, iodine, seaweed, sweetness 7 out of 10, fruits and dried fruits, moderate amount of woody tannins, characteristic sherry sourness, very smoky (like sitting by a fire with a barbecue), salsa.
    • Finish
      Tannins, spices, phenols

  25. MythologiaFennica scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  26. JoachimV scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Peat smoke, iodine (salt), oranges, dates and warm pears and chocolate.

  27. JJKATED scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  28. ailean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  29. ARRANOVERLORD scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Smoke, fruitcake, definite sherry influence, baked apples, sea brine. As sweet as it is smoky
    • Taste
      90 90
      Intense smoke, dried fruits, intense umami (mushrooms), certain cheeses, biting salinity, sherry influence, yeastiness,
    • Finish
      91 91
      Intense and warming. Umami, peat smoke, subtle sherried sweetness (dark fruits). Long! Fantastic

  30. WhiskeyfanRoy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Personally think it is the most charming core range of Islay Island, single malt whisky,
    In the past, these 16yo malts only sold for around NTD1300, which can be said to be super crazy.
    The previous publicity said that 16 yo can best express the taste that the distillery wants to express, so the basic model is as high as 16 years old.
    However, in recent years, the young 8-year-old wine has been launched as the core range, and it is still very important in business.
    And this year, the price has also risen by a lot, returning to the price that it should have been 16 years old.
    I regret not buying more before...
    The total taste is 89 points, and the price does not affect the score.

    [2022.1.30]
    In just one year, its price has almost become 200% of the original price.
    At this price, it's hard to buy.
    Fortunately, there are many excellent peated whiskies on the market to choose from.
    89 points total for taste, -1 point for price, 88 points total.
    • Nose
      Smoked bacon, diced willow, floral aroma
    • Taste
      Segmented impact, the first wave is the soft taste of floral aroma and orange juice,
      Immediately the peat hits of smoky bacon, black pepper and dark chocolate came in, very comforting.
    • Finish
      Floral and smoky lingering, very long.

  31. Lowsaxonian scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  32. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  33. Jimbeau scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  34. CellarToberi scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Wide primary, slow narrow secondary legs. Coloured, chill-filtered. A delicious dram. Classical Islay single malt. Water smooths it out by pushing the smokiness to the finish.
    • Nose
      Rich and complex. Smoky: ash, bonfire, medicinal peat, tar, smoked meat. Maritime notes: sea salt. Fruity: ripe fruits. Winey: sherry notes, dry fruits. Malty: barley sugar, wafers. Sweet: chocolate, caramel. Nutty: hazelnuts. Floral: fragrant, smoky heather. Woody: toasted European oak.
    • Taste
      Intense. Sweet on the arrival, develops citrus, stone, and dry fruits, spices. Smoky: peaty, barbecue, warm. Sweet. Nutty. Salty, maritime notes. Malty. Mouthwatering.
    • Finish
      Very long. Harmonious, rewarding. Sweet, but dry, contrasting nicely the palate. Ashy. Salty. Tannins note from the oak.

  35. glenrob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  36. F_Weinberg scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    It's a classic for a reason, although absolutely not to everyone's taste. Is a great example of the distillery's character.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Initial impressions are rubbery, like a car tyre. Later, smoke from an open fire, with some underlying sweetness which is not too overpowering. A few mild sherry notes underneath. Cloves, peppers, orange essence, and after repeated nosing, smoked mackerel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Soft, although some slight astringency. The smoke is actually rather sweet in the mouth, not overpowering at all, and is well-balanced. In the background, some soft green fruits, slight earthiness and mild salinity.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not a long finish and surprisingly thin, especially when compared to the nose. Lingers gently and pleasantly. Creamy, petrol, oily. Some smoke in the finish but milder than the nose suggests.

  37. eNZzo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  38. hlz30 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Dirty and full of character. Would love to always keep a bottle in my cabinet.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Stewed/ripen orange, groundnut, soil covered with mold, ginseng. Bonfire smoke, salty sea breeze and some pickled plum. Dark chocolates with more than 80% of cocoa butter. It's sherried isnt it?
      As the nose approached downwards, there was more orange juice.
      After decanting, there were Yulan Manglia and chicken stock. Interesting and full of fragances.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smoooth, but lacking ballistic impact due to the ABV. Sugary sweet on the first arrival, follwed by ground nut. Chewing brought out some medicinal bitterness and acidity of lemon. Still voluminous and smoky.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, round, harmonic and dominating. Soil, bonfire smoke, cardboard and iodine.

  39. kikist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Really deserver all hype about it!
    Due to availability and price definitely must try!
    • Nose
      85 85
      well balanced, malt, sea shore, light smoke, fruit sweet
    • Taste
      87 87
      some oak, medium smoke, milk chocolate, wormwood
    • Finish
      86 86
      Smoke, candy, medical, wax, dried fruit

  40. Francishomola scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    People say that this is kind of newbie Islay womaniser, crowd pleaser, smooth operator.Yes it is but if you like rough and tumble for-play visit that neighbour spicy Talisker or those dumpy Campbeltown boys.
    • Nose
      86 86
      4/8/21 A tod Citric fruits first, tamed Sour-Sweet Sensation, Smokey, Medicinal, 87
      10/5/22 earthy peat, soft, smooth, lemon cake,
    • Taste
      86 86
      Mild, Elegant, Briny, Oily Smoked Fish,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Shorter finish, Fishy,

  41. MarcinCh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet smoke. Caramel, vanilla. Smoke, peat and salt. There is a bit of earthiness. The whole mix is very nice.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Distinct peat, but with an equally clearly emphasized sweetness. Salty caramel. Some spices. Closest to ginger. Full, round, relatively oily.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly peppery at first. Then a combination of peat and sweets. Salty caramel. A little sea and earthy. The finish sounds nice, it is not so shallow. The intensity decreases gradually, not by leaps and bounds. Long finish.

  42. Don Cassi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sedate, yet intense smoke, seaweed, spray, aromatic oak, light sweetness and fruit (gooseberry?).

    In the end, some chocolate, cold ash and tar associations.
    Length: 7/10

    A classic - and rightly so. Could just use a little more alcohol.

    Note 1-

  43. The_Osprey scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    2017 - I first encountered this in a blind tasting - it was the 'control' whisky used to assess other whiskies costing from £150 up to £7000, and this one scored the highest in my books. Looking back, maybe the person arranging the tasting was making some sort of point about whisky pricing! It was probably unfair to compare a big peaty Islay to the other whiskies. Anyway, I went and bought a bottle (£39 at the time). Suffice to say that bottle was the only whisky I drank for several months, and then I bought more, and stockpiled. I don't think I really need to add flavour notes - everyone who uses this site knows this whisky.

    Mar 2019 - Distillery tour. On the day I tried a variety of special and older expressions, none of which were as delicious, in my book, as the 16. At the end of the tour we were told we could have any dram from the current range in the bar. For me, "The 16, please".

    Jan 2020 - Lagavulin 16. A new batch at Melody, but coming towards the end of the bottle. Aroma very muted. Taste is dodgy - quite off. A touch flat and bitter with not much smoke. Weird. Mostly orchard fruits but very papery oak. Smoke isn't there. Quite a prominent bitterness. What's going on here? Bad batch. Holy moly I know whisky is a variable product but this is something else. Oxidised? 2.85/69

    All whisky is variable, despite the big brands' attempts at consistency. At its best Lagavulin 16 is phenomenal considering the price, although I have noticed an exponential increase in just a couple of years - 50% more expensive now than it was 4 years ago. A cask strength (or at least 46-48%), non-chill-filtered, uncoloured version of itself is what everyone wants, but it's still a great whisky at 43% full of e150a.

    I have tried better whiskies in my life, but not many. Perhaps my rating is still influenced by nostalgia, and this whisky was certainly my 'first love', but it's still a classic worthy of a good score. 4.0/95

  44. SimondeVette scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    This is my favourite whisky. You can't get any better, in my humble opinion. The smell alone gives me the feeling of returning home to a warm fireplace on a cold evening.
    • Nose
      Smoke/peat. Reminds me of motor oil
    • Taste
      Caramel/(apple)syrup
    • Finish
      Smoke

  45. chrisyeo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Tasted 30ml sample by Whisky.Hedonist in April 2021
    Bottled 2010

    Nose - stronger medicinal smell , lighter smoky for me
    Taste - spicy first, warm throat, and a blooming feel after swallowing
    Finish - lingering mild cough mixture like sweetness medium finish
    • Nose
      Nose - stronger medicinal smell , lighter smoky for me
    • Taste
      Taste - spicy first, warm throat, and a blooming feel after swallowing
    • Finish
      Finish - lingering mild cough mixture like sweetness medium finish

  46. snaotheus scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Peaty smoke, coal gas, char, mild honey sweetness.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Smokey, fruit skin / grape must bitterness, honey sweetness, a little oaky astringency.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dry, lasting, light smoke, moderate honeysuckle sweetness.

  47. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  48. ThirstyJJ did not rate this whisky Newbie

    the smokiest of smokies if u ask me, tastes like an ashtray ..

  49. larswehmeier scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An absolute classic! Always delicious.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, intense smoke. Wonderfully maritime. In addition, a pleasant and deep sweetness of red fruits, which gives the nose a great complexity.
      Fresher and more medicinal after the first sip. In addition, some oak.
    • Taste
      Mild and creamy to begin with. Lots of smoke. Pleasantly cute. Smoked bacon. Slightly salty. Warming. Mild oak tannins.
    • Finish
      Mild but long. Smoky and sweet.

  50. dimitrios scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  51. Burch scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    There's been an opinion this 16yo flagship whisky has declined in character over the years. I also think this is the case. I'm guessing there's less older stock in the blend and the rare old sherry barrels are probably being replaced with younger ones and maybe sherry seasoned casks. That said, it's still a great scotch and one of my favorites. I feel incomplete if it's not on my shelf.
    Nose: Lapsang souchong tea, charred meat, mud, swamp grass. Faintly fruity. Roasted peanuts. Smells a bit medicinal - betadine.
    Palate: Sweet. The peat takes on a mossy funkiness here.
    Finish: Strongly phenolic. Late seaweed.

  52. riegerjonas scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2020-04-03
    • Nose
      sweet, strong smoke, very slightly salty-sour maritime
    • Taste
      pleasant, malty, full-bodied smoke

  53. Tordeaux scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  54. Finn2206 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Smoky and peaty up front, fresh and citrussy with subtle smoke on the taste and finish

  55. MJ84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  56. hafssol scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    After my third bottle, I finally got into this malt and understood why it is so greatly considered. It deserves so, because of its perfect balance between smoke and wood, its flavoured taste and long lingering finish. This all makes it very enjoyable and a span above most of other peated malts. Cheers!

  57. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An indispensable and outstanding standard whisky in perfect drinking strength. Of course you could say it's a little thin, but I don't need every whisky in CS. Pleasant, honest, nice age and well priced, what more could you want?
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet and wonderfully smoky. Campfire, ashtray, iodine, seaweed, sea breeze, tobacco, oranges, liquorice. There is a lot to discover here, great!
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pleasantly dry. Sweetish smoke, with a lot of salt and a bit of bitterness. The alcohol is well integrated and strong enough.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long! Nice and warm, with some fruit and vanilla.

  58. Emperor69 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Category: Single Malt
    Producer and bottler: Lagavulin Distillery (Diageo)
    Series: Classic Malts of Scotland
    Region: Islay
    Fortress: 43%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 07/25/2019
    Barrel type: Bourbon & Sherry Casks
    Exposure: 16 years
    Filtering: ?
    Dye: present

    Aromatics. The surprisingly beautiful, rich, deep and ever-changing nose of this whisky testifies to its venerable age and the fine work of the manufacturer in maintaining the traditionally high quality of the product for a considerable number of years. He seems to have absorbed all the distinctive features of the Ailov neighbors (powerful smoke and peat like Ardbeg, a little medical features of Laphroaig, light minerality of Caol Ila, etc.) and mixed them into a single cool alloy. Here you have sweet pleasant smoke from burning branches of young trees or shrubs, and tobacco motifs, hot smoked fish, leather, shoe polish, withered leaves and humus in the autumn forest after rain, cold infused tea brewing. Let's not forget about sea (sea salt and a little iodine), medical (Vishnevsky's ointment, Asterisk balm) and malt (soaked crumb of white bread, vanilla) notes. It is worth noting that the aroma is also enriched by sweet and fruity traits (milk chocolate, baked pears and apples, prunes, lemon juice and zest).

    The taste is really striking in its saturation, despite the fact that we have only 43% “on board”. At first, for a couple of seconds, it is sweet, chocolate-vanilla-caramel. Then burnt woods, pepper, zest, sea iodine, oily and minty sensations approach and, soon, they explode, filling the entire space of taste. Every now and then, here and there, fruits and berries suddenly manifest themselves in taste, successfully interspersed in this “combustible” space.

    Aftertaste. Well, of course, long, long, how could it be otherwise. Gar, coffee, iodine, menthol.

    Well, what can I say? Of course, this is a "classic of the genre." Honorary and brightest representative of the "Classic Malts of Scotland" series from Diageo. Each member of the smoky whisky cohort from Fr. Isla is unique in its own way, each has its own bright distinctive style, somewhere even directly opposite to its competitor. In many ways, for this we love and appreciate them. Lagavulin 16, as it were, absorbs all the best of them and thus “reconciles” them, bringing them to a common denominator. This whisky can be enjoyed endlessly, especially as long as it remains quite affordable through all sorts of promotions. All of the above, of course, refers to regular releases, and not to limited editions and barrel-strength releases - I have not yet climbed into such "wilds".

    87 points out of 100.

  59. Rody024 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An absolute classic of a dram: well-balanced, peaty and a general easy drinkable Islay.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, bacon, candied orange, brine and some leather.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peat, tiny bit of a jodium hint, bacon, brine, raisins and candied orange.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Lingering warm, filled with complex tones of peat, fruit and some bacon.

  60. DGV scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky. Balanced, soft, with a good range of tones in aroma and taste.
    • Nose
      Open, smoky, sweet. Creosote, burnt boards, leather shoes rubbed with shoe polish. Ripe bananas, sweet pears, honey.
    • Taste
      Soft, pleasant. Smoky grill theme, paired with sweet and sour garden berries and hot spices.
    • Finish
      Long, enveloping, smoky. It is a logical continuation of aroma and taste.

  61. MacArthur scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Well, the oldest, smokiest and most expensive of Diageos Classic Malts is also the best standard under 18 for me. Even if my favorite whiskys have different names.

  62. Foudos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  63. NXI scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    The mighty aristocrat of Islay. I don't think anyone's senses are able to remain indifferent to this perfect combination of smoke, peat, iodine, bourbon and sherry. It is far from being the most complex, the most delicious, not to mention the most natural whisky, but that doesn't stop it from being a timeless classic.

  64. Gweddry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      smoke, pineapple, orange, tropical compote, dust, crab sticks, then green apple and pear, sherry, DILUTED: tea, omelette
    • Taste
      smoke, creamy, soft, sweet, charcuterie, light smoke, coals,
    • Finish
      creamy, soft, long, smoky, omelette, vanilla, to salt

  65. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  66. elipszis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A favorite of the older age group.
    • Nose
      90 90
      ripe leaf
      ash
      lemon peel
      tobacco
      leather
      malty
      salty
      vanilla
      earthy, peaty
      spicy
    • Taste
      91 91
      rounded
      strong smoke and earthy peat but 43 percent low
      oily
      sea ​​air
      salty
      citrus
      tobacco
      malt
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, teasing

  67. noelc scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      86 86

  68. noelc scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      88 88

  69. buffaloboy1988 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Smoked bacon, campfire
    • Taste
      The smoked bacon is nicely reflected in the taste
    • Finish
      Medium finish with a smoky aftertaste.

  70. L_Gillian scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Intense notes and aromas, all very smooth, balanced and harmonious. I think this would be a top class malt if only it would be bottled at a higher ABV. The nose is fantastic, the rest is just too gentle to be truly mind-blowing. Still, it's a high quality drink at a fantastic value. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, sweet mythical Lagavulin smoke. Instead of smothering everything with peat , the smoke moves around and compliments the aromas individually. Smoked oysters and sea weed, smoked black tea leaves, oranges, dirty tobacco notes and sweetened dried fruits.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Delicate, slighly syrupy and luxurious mouth feel.There's a lot of flavor developing over time. Starts off a bit medicinal, bitter and musty old wood, cigar smoke and sweet agave syrup.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Aromatic Lagavulin smoke, spicy oak, drying ashes and bitter menthol leaves. Barbeque honey marinade. The finish is long, warming and spicy, a bit bitter.

  71. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  72. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  73. Svarttt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    You get it out every now and then and one of the few releases where I don't see any major loss of quality over the years.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  74. fluorlee scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

  75. Thorstii scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    classic
    • Nose
      Intense smoke, fresh sea air, light sherry aromas
    • Taste
      Strong interplay between intense smoke and a little sweet, dried fruit
    • Finish
      Oak wood, campfire smoke
      Finish: very long

  76. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  77. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  78. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  79. Igitor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  80. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    ***
    ????: golden orange
    ????: very peaty, warm seaweed, lively, windy, feel that only 43%
    ????: light, peaty, watery, flat, sweet but broken with a slight tartness, not too long,
    ????: finish slightly warming, sweet-tart, short
    *
    Broad, flat and short. Just a nice nose. I like seaweed peat. This is a whisky for drinks. Well L16, I used to like you a lot when I started my journey with Islay. Sentiment remained but enjoy the palate of more beginners;)
    *
    ????: 3.5 / 10
    ????: 83/100

  81. Whiskonaut scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Maybe I was unlucky with my batch, because my Lagavulin 16, bottled 2019, doesn't have much to offer apart from a massive smoke note. In a bar I recently had a Lagavulin 16 that clearly came from a much better bottling, here I could taste a lot more fruit and wood. The rating refers to Lagavulin 16. yo bottled 2019. Too bad that Lagavulin has such fluctuations. In direct comparison with an approximately equally expensive Ardbeg Uigeadail, the Lagavulin loses a lot for me because of the lack of complexity.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  82. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  83. MH90 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  84. Mordeth scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  85. AntonArkhipov scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    22/21/20/21
    • Nose
      On the first nose it is difficult to distinguish any one prevailing aroma, the smells of the hospital - bandages and gauze are equally powerful, the creosote and smoke are here, but not the smoke from the fire, but the smoke of burning kerosene. In the second wave, the aromas of the sea open - salt and seaweed thrown ashore.

      Very powerful multi-layer fragrance
    • Taste
      Thick, oily. A light sweetness from the tip of the tongue goes into highly salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      Rustic.
      Medium aftertaste with bitterness of apricot kernel.

  86. Bopaja scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  87. vmp scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Tried at a whisky bar last year and it blew me away. Bought a bottle and it was nowhere close to the sample I had at the bar. Still a damn good whisky

    Ashes and smoke with dark fruits, barbecue sauce and a soothing sweetness. Could be better at 46%

  88. Astrid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A dram that makes me forget all worries at all times and reminds me why life is worth living.

  89. Jabarkas scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A great combination of sherry and peat, that will appeal to most whisky drinkers. And even many "Islay-deniers". Accessible even for newcomers to the world of peat. It is only 43 % though.
    • Nose
      Peat and sherry.
    • Taste
      Again peat and sherry in a wonderful combination. Some maritime notes.
    • Finish
      More ashy than peaty.

  90. Gilles_V scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The nose is very interesting, as is the value for money. Slightly short finish. Too bad it is filtered, caramel colored and its alcohol level is not a little higher, it would be a nugget, a bit like the 12 year old CS.

  91. struijlaartmarijn scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    very nice peated whisky. rich in flavour. with Nice sweet notes underneath the smoke. An absolute staple
    • Nose
      88 88
      peat smoke, smoked fish, orange peel, sea breeze, tobacco, raisins, brine, iodine, petrichlor
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smokey, Oranges, dark chocolate, salted caramel, oak, vanilla, some raisins
    • Finish
      85 85
      quite long, ashy, warm, Sweet notes of caramel, orange

  92. erwinnlim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not an overly complex single malt, but an extremely drinkable one that is easy to enjoy. Value (£49) : 7/10
    • Nose
      Sweet butterscotch and salted caramel note up front. An earthy peat with slightly iodine and maritime-like notes of seaweed. Dried dates and plums. Some apples and pears with some milk chocolate. Savoury smoked meats and old leather. Cinnamon, nutmeg and more oak spices.
    • Taste
      Rather oily and creamy mouthfeel. Raisins, pears and butterscotch. Some vanilla sweetness and sea salt. Lapsang soughing tea with herbal notes of aniseed and more baking spices. Some dark tobacco notes Earthy, dirty peat notes and more savoury meats. No burn and extremely drinkable.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. Slightly ashen smoke wrapped around more sweet toffee notes and dark chocolate here. More of that lovely tea note here. Some oak spice lingers.

  93. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  94. g00se scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Classic. Especially distinctive in taste and finish. No daily dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat smoke, orange peel, white fish meat, maritime. The alcohol stings a little. Vanilla is found in the empty glass.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Salty, peaty, powerful with oak flavor and black pepper. Voluminous body.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Langanhaltend, rauchig, maritime

  95. borniebg scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    N: Peppermint, peat, red fruit, stale
    P: Pepper, ash, stale
    F: medium

  96. mattheww scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  97. JimJaws scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Strong whisky, in the truest sense of the word. A lot of tar in taste and a very long finish. You have something from that the next morning. No comparison to the 8 year old who plays in a similar price category. The PLV is top.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  98. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, dark honey, some citrus orange ?, maritime, grilled meat
    • Taste
      Honey, cereals, orange, lime, smoke, ash, pepper

  99. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  100. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  101. tororosso scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

  102. St3ph8n scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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  103. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  104. SRB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  105. dinclas scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    One of the greatest whisky, smoky, peaty, infinity aftertaste. It makes me start to worry and can not focus on work if my Laga 16 storage drops to less than 2 bottles
    • Nose
      Big peaty, leather, rubber, and bacon comes one by one, always with campfire smoke around
    • Taste
      Very oily and solid taste, comes with a little fruit sweetness, seaside feelings, burnt logs, smoked bacon, chinese dishes, very complex but keeps texture clear
    • Finish
      long, smoked oak trunks (not branches), some pepper, sea salt and ash, it just keep going until you decide to drink one more!

  106. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Smokey sweet goodness. I have nothing more to add.

  107. Joband scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  108. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  109. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  110. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  111. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Is this whisky overrated and overhyped? Definitely not! Lagavulin 16 is an outstanding Single Malt from Islay and a cornerstone of Scotch whisky culture. Intense peat smoke with hints of iodine and seaweed dominates the nose, merging with soft and yet substantial sherry cask sweetness. On the palate, it tastes full-bodied, peppery and deliciously sweet with dried fruits and an overwhelming blast of dry peatiness. The finish is prolonged, warming and spicy. A superb malt that would be even better with 46% ABV, no chill filtering and natural color.

    RATING: 4.4/5.0 stars ≙ 90 pts → SUPERB [-]
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  112. victorlcw scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Specific smoky whisky, you can feel the different over time.
    A Great whisky with a reasonable price. Perfect daily dram.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very smoky(campfire), light honey, leather, sweet fruit, orange
    • Taste
      91 91
      Raisin, seawater, oakiness, dark chocolate, smooth, sweet fruit
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, Pyroligneous, dark chocolate

  113. Pyromann scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Heavy, solid whisky. Heavy sweetness is accompanied by a bit of smoke and light peat. Characterictic and memorable, but compared to other Islay expressions or say Talisker, this one seems to be a bit weak in its expression. Overrall surely no disapointment, despite I expected it to be more powerful.
    • Nose
      Sweetness, some woody notes and some synthetic notes :) Salt, peat in the back.
    • Taste
      More like heavy and solid in the mouth. The sweetness dominates, but it is shaked up by light peat and smoke.
    • Finish
      Sweet / peaty

  114. branneman scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Truly outstanding!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Powerful earthy peat smoke, seaweed in the background.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Feels creamy in the mouth, clearly liquorice, subtly salty. In the taste the sherry is lightly there. The strong peat smoke balances it all together.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Lingering and complex, peat smoke, peppery and medicinal again. Slightly sweet.

  115. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  116. AdamsB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The malt used for production comes from Port Ellen.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Rich, peaty smoke, seaweed, chocolate, dried plums, apples, orange peel, almonds,
    • Taste
      87 87
      Rich, peaty, chocolate, almonds, honey, dried plums, sea salt
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and strong dried fruit, peat smoke, light pepper

  117. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      clear smoke; maritime note (iodine), a slight sweetness and a hint of sherry
    • Taste
      clearly smoke, sweet fruit; then comes the sherry; the smoke becomes drier; Malt; full + strong; becomes sweeter and more fruity over time; the sherry is getting stronger; a touch of nuts; a delicate oak and a small trace of malt
    • Finish
      Smoke; sweet for short; Iodine; maritime; light oak; a touch of nuts; spices; Smoke turns to glowing ashes

  118. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Dirty, intense, spicy, full, incredibly aromatic, perhaps the best single malt standard on the market.
    • Nose
      Peat, but embedded in a strong sweetness. This sweetness is very strong, almost sticky in the nose. To the peat come flavors of herbal liqueur, maybe a few raisins.
    • Taste
      very strong, bitter oak, alcohol, menthol, peat and sweetish aromas
    • Finish
      Peat, salt, bitter oak and sweet fruit, very long, at the end on a sour, dry oak.

  119. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    quality dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  120. Moses did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I am a non-smoker and it was clear to me that this would not be a top tasting for me. In addition, it was one of my first Islay whisky ever and at the same time the knowledge afterwards,
    that I don't have to go to this island urgently.
    I respect this characterful dram and especially the distillery behind it. That's why I don't want to give it any points, because it is definitely worth every penny for lovers.
    • Nose
      Damp peat in the warehouse and a smoldering campfire. The smoke is not so obtrusive and is softened by sweet fruitiness. Totally ok, but not my world.
    • Taste
      Very supple with leather and coal fire. Nothing is missing here, from spices to sherry influences. Respect. The earthy notes get the upper hand. The palate is really good.
    • Finish
      Warm mouthfeel with dried fruits and some ginger. I think I'll still feel it in my mouth tomorrow morning :-)
      You have to like him. We don't become friends.

  121. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Certainly not only for me, the Lagavulin 16 is the absolute reference for strongly smoky whiskys, which shows how well smoke can be incorporated. Always present, but still always room for other flavors, the smoke makes for a still surprisingly round composition. A classic, where every smoky whisky has to compete.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Smoke reminiscent of campfires and leather (for me less bacon or smoked salmon), along with a heavy and slightly dark sweetness and spiciness (raisins, dates, dark grapes, but no sherry spice) that barely fades, in a constant interplay that does not get boring. In the background very delicate wood and oak notes.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The sweetness takes over, becomes spicier and woodier.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm and sweet. The smoke is coming back, this time a little tender but still pleasantly present.

  122. Max70 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Returning on this whisky after more or less one year. I was looking for a "peated" bottle to open and it became the candidate.
    No regrets, always a very good companion of cold and foggy evenings, it warms the mouth and morale
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat is dominant but citrus fruits are very present too.
      A little note of chestnut honey that appears and disappears.
      Some medicinal hint....
    • Taste
      90 90
      A pleasure for the tongue, the smoke dominates at the beginning, but after a very little while, other tastes arrives, citrus fruits, blackberries, white pepper. The body gives a good velvet sensation
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat dominates the final, the oak is very present but bitter almonds too... It pushes to say "ok, just one other drop ....."

  123. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful dram, one of the best affordable Islay whiskies. Complex, balanced and easy going. Excellent value for money.
    • Nose
      Complex, fresh, sweet, dried fruits: apricot, plum, smoke, motor oil, lemon zest when adding water
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, peppery, red apple, iodine
    • Finish
      Big, long, sweet, smoky, intense

  124. Totoro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A score that's got to be taken with a grain of salt. Why? Because sadly, batch variation has become a real issue with this expression. I usually open a bottle of Laga 16 come Christmas time, and it's gotten to be something of a dice roll:

    Last year I had a substandard bottling (tired casks, much-reduced finish) which would've scored around 85; this year it's a lovely one that reminds me how good this household staple can still be - and why, many moons ago, I've fallen in love with it in the first place. For this one (and the platonic ideal of Lagavulin 16, I guess): unabashed 90 points.

  125. Snickers76 scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  126. Heiko&Paul scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  127. Botsman scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I will try to leave my assessment of this, if I may say so, to my beloved (maybe starter) from decent ones (along with the test for Cyrillic).
    For the first time I liked its obvious oiliness, i.e. with dislike (inexperience?) to whisky, Lagavulin as something "went." And about Makallan, I was heard a lot and tried all kinds of 1824 on the Canary Islands because of the local budget. And this (lag) literally poured in and ... increased in price each year by about 10 euros approximately))).
    Those. I definitely recommend both to the collection and to knowledge.

  128. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Batch L8212

    Nose:
    Very nice, like a broadside sweet smoke. The smoke smell could also come from the lapsang souchong of my local tea dealer, as if resinous wood were burning in the distance.
    But even in Lagavulin 16 I find a medical grade that is very, very similar to the current Caol Ila 12yo. Maybe because of the same malt?
    But the smoke here is heavier, heavier, carried by sweet vanilla, and a handful of redcurrants. Also a splash of juice fresh orange pressed is there.
    After some breathing time comes a smell like dates in bacon from the glass and at the latest now begins salivation.

    Mouth:
    A smoky-sweet, but also dry onset, vanilla and again parallels to a freshly brewed Lapsang. A little dates and orange, some currants. In short: the aromas of the nose consistently continued in the mouth. Add to that the taste of licorice on which you chew (which often exists on medieval markets, for example).
    But: The mouthfeel does not do justice to the strong nose. It feels a bit watery, the aromas are not as strong as the nose promises. Unfortunately that makes him seem quite flat.

    Finish:
    Here he is bitter, a touch coin money (too many inactive barrels?), Sawdust and remains of pencil tips.

    A solid whisky and a welcome guest in the local bar. Unfortunately, I do not like this batch so much, and I find the four-year-younger brother from the North Coast more rounded overall and more coherent in the overall picture.

    83/100

  129. JanSmit scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    very nice smoked whisky

  130. Jonas.G scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  131. whiskyd scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  132. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I had a better memory of it. A little disappointment, I probably evolved.
    An everyday Whisky at a very affordable price anyway.
    An effective daily dram.
    • Nose
      Beautiful peat, smoke, lemony and slightly iodized.
      There are some cooked fruits (citrus fruits)
    • Taste
      Very aqueous, too reduced.
      Mineral peat on iron, lemon, leather, cocoa.
      There are also some spices, cooked fruits and caramel.
    • Finish
      Nice length, on caramel, leather, spices and peat.

  133. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    can be, surely the best whisky distributed in GMS !!
    and for a moderate price, almost not expensive enough !!
    • Nose
      complex, on fine spices, on orange, fresh peat, a little iodine too and sherry.
    • Taste
      spices and peat in a row, then the characteristic sweet sherry, woody, leather, mildew and orange zest
    • Finish
      long, silky, subtle, on the same aromas with smoke in the bottom of the glass!

  134. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Great Islay standard.
    good PLV
    • Nose
      Smoke, peat, ash, apple
    • Taste
      Pepper, peat, ash, apple, grapefruit, menthol
    • Finish
      Long pepper, smoke, ash, citrus fruits

  135. 40four scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  136. DocF scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Hm-h. I prefer PX and whisky separately ... The 16 year old is tough competition for the DE's and special bottlings.
    • Nose
      Finally no more PX. Green apples, seaweed, plant sections and humus, pebbles in the sun. Brackish water and modern wood. Mint and oregano.
    • Taste
      Tea, lemon, seaweed, burning green wood, pepper. Either I will not release the PX finish of the DE or behind it is a similar syrupy sweetness. Brackish water and modern wood. Oak.
    • Finish
      Long, warm, Tang, plant sections, humus, bitter almond. Green tea.

  137. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    30-05-2019, 4-12-2020
    • Nose
      79 79
      peat, smoke
    • Taste
      81 81
      peat, earthy, oak, vanilla
    • Finish
      83 83
      peat, earthy, oak

  138. DStehr scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Very wonderfull whisky, has al the elements i like; peaty, medicinal, slightly fruity, little sweetness and a long spicy finish
    • Nose
      Peaty bonfire smoke, iodine note, slightly maritime, complex, in my opinion you need to smell at least 5 minutes to get past the peat and iodine to find the lighter notes like vanilla and a hint of leather.
    • Taste
      Peat, spicyness, ripe fruits, dates, sweetness with maybe a slight touch of honey, dried apricots and plums (confit fruits) 
    • Finish
      Strong, spicy, oakiness, very peaty even after 10 minutes from the last sip.

  139. Max70 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  140. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A good marshy and sticky peat comes to your nose, accompanied by a dose of lemon and sherry. The smoke serves as a binder to all this, it envelops the dried fruits, as well as a marinated and iodized touch. Grape? Blackberry? And of course smoked tea. It seems very deep at first, but in the end, it's quite fresh and fruity, the peat does not devour everything. A little coarse salt makes your mouth water. It's time to soak her lips. The sherry immediately emerges, associated with a hint of slightly salted caramel. The tea is stronger on the finish, and slightly peppery. It's long in the mouth, without being violent.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/04/lagavulin-16-yo-43-original-bottling.html
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  141. bikenerd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  142. bikenerd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    One of the best standards and one of the best under 50 euros!
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, smoked bacon, seaweed
    • Taste
      sweet smoke, spices, iodine, salt, raisins
    • Finish
      long, fleshy, dry

  143. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What can you say? It is sixteen years old, from Islay, with sherry cask influence, tasty to boot, AND still quite affordable. A staple in the whisky world and well worth every Penny, Cent, Dime.
    • Nose
      New bicycle tires, sweet strawberry jam, juniper cured ham, and herbal incense. Always a joy! Mint licorice, chalky paint, putty, and there are even some farmy notes are emerging if you add a drop of water.
    • Taste
      Mellow arrival. Malty, excessively sweet, mentholated caramel, and burned licorice. An amalgamation of dried fruit and herbal smoke is held together by a think and viscous mouth feel – even with some water it does not lose anything. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Some associations of tannic vanilla and peat smoke-infused gammon.

  144. M134481 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  145. davidloosli scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted from a nearly empty bottle. In my memory it was richer before. Might have to redo a tasting with a nearly full bottle.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, burned wood, after a while a lot fruitier on oranges
    • Taste
      Smoke, oranges, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      Big smoky finish, light bitterness, woody

  146. namnug scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Intense peat with iodine and seaweed. Hints of sherry characters
    • Taste
      With dried fruit sweetness. Oily and thick body.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting peatiness and spiciness 

  147. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  148. Tim-R scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  149. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A whisky with an imposing peat and quite monolithic in the mouth but offers a nose of great elegance! If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 86.
    • Nose
      Beautiful golden dress. Tears cross in large numbers and follow each other. Fine, fast and tight. The drop on the palm is marine, iodized and ashy. The garage is not far, the metal hot and wet, the wet rock. Share beautiful peat, earthen, smoked, smoking wood and ash. Amazing refreshing notes of Combava, apple and anise, white flowers and white chocolate. A marine spray carries algae, salt and iodine. In depth, the nut, small sensation of Sherry's bole. A nice nose while climbing. Fresh, on a peat not invasive and rather flowery, airy and light. I expect so much.
    • Taste
      It is clearly on ash, earth and heather burned, dry, very dry! And very marine too, we find the iodine and seaweed. The lemon zest and sweet bitterness of the liquorice stick encompassing the palate. The retro-olfaction of the nuts and a slight sweetness and discrete flowers. The elegance of the nose does not translate in the mouth, the fault to the reduction too important. I think that 46% this 16 years would have accomplished big lunches.
    • Finish
      The finish is moderately long on ash and zan. The empty glass poses ashen and marine scents.

  150. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  151. uap304 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    It's on the Mount Rushmore of Malts for a reason. Friggin' fantastic.
    • Nose
      Flowery and fresh.  Honey and refined peat.  Complex and balanced, well-defined profile.
    • Taste
      Rich, full, smooth, chewy, oily body. Sweet and spice, with an absence of burn.  Brewed pine needles.  Menthol mint with a hint of anise.  Huzzah! 
    • Finish
      Malty.  Long and lasting.  Wafts of sherry? Evolving and balanced.  Firewood/burnt oak cask.

  152. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  153. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  154. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, leather, fruit too: orange. Sweet. Also roasted meat now, and salty. Also looks something like sherry influences.
    • Taste
      Licorice. creamy mouthfeel. soft, full, peat and smoke. Orange weather, and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Light pepper now, full and soft, long, peat, smoke. Chocolate, orange, honey.

  155. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Last night I had the chance to try 4 different Lagavulin 16 bottles, one a 20cl bought in 2017, and the others full size bottles from 2013-ish, late '90s (glass 1815 and Islay texts) and (probably) early '90s (with gold letter texts instead of glass). 

    The two 'white horse' bottles were, as all know, quite different and of better quality, but it was interesting to note the differences between the recently opened 20cl bottle, and the one from 2013 that had been open for years. Despite having that much more time to breathe, the 2013 bottle was that tarry, strongly leathery thing my memory says Lagavulin is like in the 2000s, while the recent 20cl was similar but weaker in every sense: The nose more quiet and with notes I'd rather expect from the 12yo, the palate diminished, and the finish a thing you barely catch going by. The body and finish of the 2013 bottle are heavier and fuller. 

    The 2013 deserves 88 points while the new one gets 87 on account of still being a very characterful whisky, but no longer better than for example Talisker 10 (87).

  156. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Body: Full,smooth, very firm.
    • Nose
      Sea spray.peat smoke.Stings the back of the nose.
    • Taste
      Peaty dryness like gunpowder tea. As the palate develops,oily, grassy, and in particular, salty notes emerge.
    • Finish
      Peat fire. Warming A bear hug.

  157. Jeig scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Clean peat smoke and simple drink. Good for someone who wants to try out peated single malt.
    • Nose
      Peaty, but not overwhelming. Sweet & sour, over-ripe fruits, almond nut, diesel, pencil shave
    • Taste
      Oily, slight spiciness. Hint of sweetness and turning dry pretty fast. Later a little saltiness.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, dry, peat develop well. No sweetness, slight bitterness.

  158. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The spicy, phenol-smoking, steadily vanilla-forming creaminess of this Islay whisky, which develops from the whisky glass, is just as pleasant as it is incomparable.
    • Nose
      Medical smoke, Prosecture, peat; juicy orange with a marjoram cinnamon mix; slightly burnt-caramel-like freshness. Lagavulin 16. Nice that some grapes have come along and also a vanilla pod, uncut. Everything wrapped in wadded Lagavulin smoke.
    • Taste
      The 16er Lagavulin typically comes into the mouth: phenolic smoke, peat, marjoram, some grape, salt. This single-malt flavor experience has made me a Malthead. Now I know why. Meanwhile, I could tolerate a few more alcohol percent more.
    • Finish
      In the finish then again peat and phenol, grapes and vanilla follow in the interplay. Very pleasant, very characteristic.

  159. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N: Oily peat with oak from the seaside and a melted dribble of vanilla ice cream.
    T: Soft oaky & peated malt. Oozes through. 
    F: Waxy tobacco (Old Holborn), a little dry smokey mint and sea salt.
    C: Will we lament the loss of this classic when it’s gone or doubled, even tripled in price? Let’s hope none of this happens. As good a batch as i have tried.Scores a B+

  160. Ra_Di scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  161. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  162. Nestheth scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  163. Nestheth scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A classic. Low alcohol percentage, so a common novice favorite. The peat isn't overpowering, either. Nice complexity. Doesn't stand up to water too well, which isn't a trait. Easy to drink, easy to enjoy. Cheers!
    • Nose
      Quite nice. Tobacco, sherry, leather, rubber, brine, apples, hints of a floral scent.
    • Taste
      Only 43 % alcohol. Very enjoyable without added water. Doesn't hold water too well. Peat on the foreground to give a kick. Also, peanuts on the foreground. Rubber, brine, liqorice. Doesn't have a full-bodied feel to it.
    • Finish
      Brine, peanuts, and faint oak. Peat lingers for a while, but it's possible to taste other whiskies after a small while.

  164. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    H2H- Lagavulin through the ages - as usual logic would dictate that the older ones would be better, but will that be the case? I already did a head to head of the 21, 25 and 30 and found the 25 to be better than most other people and between the 3 not that much in it so it will be interested to taste again. Lagavulin 16 is favourite of many on here for a go to islay dram and once price has been taken into account I  can gauge the best value and I suspect the 16 will do well here. Mid 1960`s to present 37 year, all official bottlings Drams 
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/100508/lagavulin-guaranteed-pure-malt-pot-still https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/51469/lagavulin-16-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/75648/lagavulin-islay-jazz-festival-2015  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/35109/lagavulin-1991   https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/613/lagavulin-1985  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/12/lagavulin-25-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10/lagavulin-30-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/44217/lagavulin-37-year-old
    In theory the nose and palate should all have similarities so I will knock a few out from the start, tasting 8 heavy peaters is a lot for  my palate.   Nose The first to be discounted was the Jaz festival2015 and the 30 year but that might be because they were more delicate. next was the 21 year 1991 then the 37 year which left the NAS 1960`s, 16 year, 21 year 1985 and the 25 year.
    A difficult decision 1 - 21 year 1985 2 - Pure Pot Still 60`s 3 - 37 year 4 - 16 year 5 - 25 year 6 - 30 year 7 - 21 year 1991 8 - 2015 Jazz festival Palate 1st tasting (tentative) 1 - 21 year 1985 2= - 21 year 1991 2= - 37 year 4 -2015 Jazz festival 5 - 25 year 6  - 30 year 7 - Pure Pot Still Nas 8 - 16 year
    2nd tasting 1 -1985 21 year 2 - 1991 21year 3 - 37 year 4 - 25 year 5 - Jazz festival 2015 6 - 30 year 7 - 16 year 8 - Nas pure pot still (been open a while)
    After 2 tastings my top 3 were the same with the 25 year moving to 4th the Nas was bottom with the 16 year just beating it. The 30 year was a little delicate in this company. The big question is and the one that should give us all hope is that there was little in the first 6 placings and the 16 year was not far behind but the exta years maturation told. If You took price into consideration then the 16 year can hold its head up high.

  165. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  166. Lorion scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    One of the best standards, which I like to enjoy again and again. He is scratching at the quality of a whisky, which really inspires me in the long run, but is a bit (just a little) too simple for that. 89 points.
    • Nose
      Intense smoke. Campfire. Burning wood, still warm smoke. You stand in the smoke of the fire. Add to that a sweet and salty mixture, reminiscent of the sea. Together with the smoke, it gives the nose something greasy. Delicious. Over time fruit comes through. Ripe orange is here to call, something pear. It is also spicy. Oak comes to it. No wonder at 16 years.
    • Taste
      Intensive and full. Neat smoke, decent sweetness, noticeable fruit. Again, this salty-sweet mixture. The palate is hardly different from the nose, is just as convincing.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly ashy (still warm ash), warming, sweet and spicy. A very complex finish.

  167. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Yeah, I just like that. One of my first malts, which I liked a lot and always worth a dram - very tasty and well balanced. If he had any more whimsy, he would be perfect.
    • Nose
      Mandarins (!), Lemons, tar, tobacco, lapsang souchong tea, tangerine skin, spicy licorice, sweet, fresh, smoke, iodine, leather and tangerine
    • Taste
      sweet, velvety, clear, tangerine jelly and smoked fish, licorice, lime, lemon zest, ginger, leather notes, salt caramel, lapsang souchong ... mjammy
    • Finish
      long, lemon, salt, liquorice, smoke, ginger, leather and tobacco

  168. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  169. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    My 4 cl Sample was labelled "bottled 2002" without further information.

    I have always loved the 16 YO Laphroaig and believe it is one of the whiskies that offers best value for money.
    • Nose
      Totally different from the Laphroaigs that I tasted before. This is peated smoked bacon!  Weak aromas of licorice, iodine, brine and sherry as well. Round and tasty.
    • Taste
      Smooth but mouthfillingly smoky and peaty with notes of walnuts and plenty of Lapsang Souchong tea.  Weak notes of marmalade, iodine and salt in the background.
    • Finish
      Very long with a dry, peaty and smoky aftertaste.

  170. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A fantastic standard, which only gets me 90 points plus, because with 43% it lacks a little of the puncturing power and the knowledge about a completely unnecessary coloring spoils my ecstasy. Away from it a really great standard for a more than fair price.
    • Nose
      Closely intertwined with sherry and smoke, a strong salty sea breeze, with time oak and caramelized plums and dates, clear sweetness ...
    • Taste
      A wonderfully oily soft mouthfeel brings over campfire smoked fish with a dark fruit chutney and a dash of strong red wine
    • Finish
      While the smoke lingers and the fruit taste slowly dissipates, creme brulée with brown candy lingers in the foreground, the melange of smoke and oak lingers long and round on tongue and entire palate

  171. Woodsmoke scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Great oak and an experience...he does not take me somehow but he has something 
    • Nose
      Fine first nose. Oak, some smoke, some medicine and some tobacco.
    • Taste
      Strong oak, slightly sweet, some smoke and a lot of volume in the mouth. Lies well on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Sweet finish, smoky and with lots of oak.

  172. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is how smoked orange must smell on a sea fish, beautifully intense and harmonious. The taste is a little different, but not worse. The body alone disappoints a little. The finish completes the whisky conclusively. Always good.
    • Nose
      Smoke and orange dominate the first impression, sweet, toasted, roasted meat, top notes of smoke and orange remain present, smoked fish
    • Taste
      Soft onset, thin body, again smoked orange, now underlined by slight bitterness of dark chocolate, malt, a hint of wine vinegar
    • Finish
      strong smoke and clear smoke, the oak now dominates the fruit, long

  173. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Is currently the only known Lagavulin, which is just too ashy for me. I prefer the DE

  174. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  175. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    if I ever was to chose one single whisky for me I would not hesitate. this is my baby! could have this every evening! some say it is inconsistent in quality. i cannot find this, really!
    • Nose
      how can it be that I have not reviewed  my all time favourite yet?

      peat smoke, ashes , iodine, salt, sea breeze, wet earth, liquorice, oranges, sultanas, leather, tobacco leaves. this is one of the loveliest noses you can find in a standard whisky and it beats thousands of so-called premium whiskies.
    • Taste
      tarry, ashy, smoky, briny, fishy. oranges again, liquorice, leather... in other words: very much the nose. add some pepper that I could not find on the nose.oily texture and a big ooomph
    • Finish
      long, warming, soothing.

  176. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Indispensable, delicious standard in constant high quality for a fair price (currently ~ 50 €) - one can only hope that it stays that way.
    • Nose
      intense - salty, sea air, salmiaklakritz, smoky raisins, wood, a hint of tobacco
    • Taste
      The taste is reminiscent of salt liquorice, black pepper, chocolate cake, speculoos and dry, ashen smoke ... full-bodied, fat and oily
    • Finish
      long and dry, pepper, salt, ash, wood, a residue licorice

  177. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2016]  I had this dram during a "Lagavulin Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I
    took no detailed notes.

  178. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An excellent exemplary whisky, which can still be said - a classic, a reference molt, with its universal accessibility and distribution can be used as a reference point for building its own personal scale of assessments.
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, the smell of a bonfire extinguished by rain, in the background - light fruit and even citrus notes, after a while through the smoke, dry fruits break through - dusty dried apricots and dried apples
    • Taste
      Sweetness spreading over the tree, ginger burning, turning into a bitter-smoky peat.
    • Finish
      Soft, dry, long, smoke, charcoal, smoothly turning into pepper-oak light bitterness with the manifestation at the end of weak sweet and sour notes.

  179. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  180. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    very high quality but mainstream, spicy, yummy, elegant, even with 43% full-bodied spicy - nevertheless a devaluation for color and 43% at the presentation
    • Nose
      salty, sweet, seaweed, liquorice, ham smoke, sherry sweetness, wax, mineral, acidity and spiciness, raisins, dates,
    • Taste
      salty, really salty, oily, smooth, round, flattering texture, some smoke, Ricola herbal drop, salt liquorice, with air in the mouth a very intense gingerbread note (Christmas spices)
    • Finish
      Ash, earth, salt, ginger, full-bodied, tingling, oak with low dryness

  181. McKen did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    86/100
    • Nose
      The nose is very complex. Heavy notes like smoke, ham, peat and tobacco take the lead. Eventually dried red fruits, sweet vanilla and hearty seaweed reach the surface.
    • Taste
      The sweetness of the vanilla, jam and honey become more and more clear. Followed by more heavier stuff like coffee beans and of course peat. There's also some wood.
    • Finish
      A soft, medium finish with a salty aftertaste.

  182. Svenson scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Whiskydream.de writes ...
    Lagavulin 16 years
    The Laga16 shines amber in the glass.
    In the nose, clear notes of smoke and seaweed unfold as well as toasted oak. All very sweet (lots of sherry, little vanilla). Over time, dried fruits are noticeable. Overall, very pleasant, clear as mountain water with a very subtle sharpness. (88)
    Taste: Salty smoke (again seaweed) and pepper on the tongue, followed by oak, light vanilla and noticeable Sherry sweetness. In the background a slight bitterness arises. Dried fruits (dates) and a little citrus fruits make the aroma even more complex. Overall, very complex without crushing. Rather playful, medium and medium. (89)
    In the finish now comes some leather added. For quite some time oak and sherry sweetness remain. It remains a pleasant, warming, comforting feeling. (91)
    Overall rating: 89 points More info: http://whiskydream-de.webnode.com/tastings-az/l/

  183. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Positive surprise, great integrated smoke and sherry, nice dark and maritime and me as Fassstärk drinker not too easy with the 43%
    • Nose
      Iodine, peat, some malt and a nice, elegant sweetness, very intense and yet sophisticated, sea and dried seaweed, some wet leaves
    • Taste
      Peat smoke rises directly into the throat, then comes the sweetness and a little sherry and some caramel, oak briefly flashes a bit bitter, hint of vanilla and honey with herbs
    • Finish
      Medium to long, warm, smoky-sea but soft and elegant

  184. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Schöner Islay Everyday. TOP PLV
    • Nose
      sehr ausgewogene schöne runde Nase, erdiger Feuerrauch jod und süßer Waldhonig
    • Taste
      sofort Karamellige Süße auf der Zunge dicht gefolgt von noch nicht ganz getrockneten Früchten, der Rauch folgt ganz unaufdringlich
    • Finish
      lang anhaltender und schön wärmender Abgang. Laut Brand Ambassedor die umarmung eines kuschligen Bären und irgendwie passt das

  185. JHS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  186. JHS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    a great single malt that is widely availlable and with 16 years of age relatively old (compared to Laphroig 10, Ardbeg 10, etc.); the character that is dominated by the typica lLagavulin-peatsmoke makes this Islay single malt very unique and enjoyable
    • Nose
      dark, aromatic, phenolic Lagavulin-peatsmoke; maritime notes; seaweed; associations of seasalt; iodine; smoked ham; slight citrus notes; dried fruits; nuts; slight sherry in the backround; rich deep sweetness; hints of spices; earthy notes; coffee; overall very intense but yet complex aswell as mature nose with the dominante Lagavulin-peatsmoke
    • Taste
      rich, dark peatsmoke; seaweed; maritim notes; iodine; oak; slight sherry; oily texture; sweetness; dry orange; spices in the backround; slight saltiness; earthy notes; getting dryer; warmth; oil; nuts; overall a very mature and mellow taste/mouthfeel, very warming and intense
    • Finish
      aromatic peatsmoke; oak; spices; warmth; maritim notes; sherry notes; sweetness, yet dryer than the nose; earthy; overall a mature and mellow finish dominated by the intense peatsmoke

  187. Captain.Islay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Classic smoky Islay whisky, you should definitely try. Very enjoyable as an aperitif / digestive for grilling.
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke, Phenolic, Maritime, Herbs, Jerky, Floral, Old oak, Black tea, Lemon zest, Sweetish, Appearance of sherry and peach
    • Taste
      Full, pepper, smoke, earthy, oak, herbal candy
    • Finish
      Medium long-long, dry, warming

  188. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  189. Cast Olila scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  190. Wolv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  191. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  192. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very harmonic, maybe a little bit too flat and thin, would be amazing at 46%vol without caramel coloring or chill filtration
    • Nose
      phenolic peat smoke, light sherry, iodine, sea salt, smoked ham, dried date, apple tea, ripe, very harmonic
    • Taste
      heavy medicinal peat smoke, aniseed, sherry sweetness, meditonsin, cloves, licorice, wine gum, winy mouthfeel, traces of refined sugar, herbal tea, soft, quite "thin"
    • Finish
      medium, still dominated by that phenolic peat smoke, sherry sweetness, menthol, a little bit of european oak, dry

  193. BXpress scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    Nice entry level bottling. Strongly peated but not a baseball bat to the face like some other Islay Whiskies.
    • Nose
      Strong notes of roots and green apples. Very harmonic and mildly sherried with caramel and a little bit of ham. Some salty raisins, a little bit of honey and slightly citrusy.
    • Taste
      Even more roots, right from the start. Lemons, salt and some caramel. Quite austere actually and very fizzy. Gets very mineral.
      Sour apples and increasingly dry.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry.

  194. berarith73 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A basic
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  195. q-runa scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  196. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This was
    the first whisky I truly loved. Still the love is there. Such a well balanced
    characterful dram. Only downside is that it maybe lacks a bit of body.
    • Nose
      Earth,
      warehouse, dirt, raw peat, smoldering fire. A bit of leather and some spices:
      cayenne pepper and nutmeg..
    • Taste
      Warming.
      Some sherry influences detectable in the spices. Keeps having that earthy tone.
      Some smoked bacon in there as well. Quite timid peat.
    • Finish
      Long, earthy
      tones.

  197. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  198. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A classic. Islay, 16, under 50, -: you do not get that much anymore these days. Meanwhile, I think that he would stand 46% better. But that's probably daytime dependent.
    • Nose
      Spicy smoke that carries a decent note of fried bacon. In addition a proper portion of salt and seaweed. Immediately behind, however, are fruity notes of wild strawberries and mandarins. The nose develops very nicely. From a massive wall of greasy smoke to a spicy-fruity chocolate cream.
    • Taste
      In the beginning, a strong, peaty smoky note appears, which lays dry on the tongue, like the ashes of a campfire. Besides vanilla and fir honey, oak comes with the time. The whisky remains dry and, after a fruity middle section, becomes smoother again.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, smoky, salty.

  199. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  200. Andytka3 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Massive sweet peat initially, but fade away quick, evolve to fruit
    cake. A medium Islay smoke.

    Palate:- Light iodine with puff of leather and coal fire, gentle and fruity. Distant smoke.

    Finish:- Warming mouthfeel, dates sweet and lasting. Ginger heat.


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  201. KOQ24 scored this whisky 59 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    -Seaweed,Seawater,Smoked Fish,Citrus,Pepper,Plastic,Iodine

    Taste:
    -Honey,Herbs,light Pepper,Vanilla,smoked Fish

    Finish:
    -soft,short,dry

    O:
    I was underwhelmed by this highly praised Malt.
    I just found it o.k.,not complex enough for a 16yo.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      40 40

  202. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  203. holborndrinker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Even if you're not keen on Islay whiskies this one is well worth trying.
    • Nose
      Very gentle on the nose - not at all medicinal.

      A wonderful smoothness which I wasn't expecting
    • Finish
      A lingering taste that left me wanting more.

  204. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  205. MisterMo scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  206. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  207. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the best part.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  208. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Still a good dram but not as high quality as it was perhaps 3 or 4 years ago?
    • Nose
      Lovely, as good as I remember and I am not a peat head. Lovely sherry mixed with peat, a hint of orange, mincemeat,  (not sweet mince), fudge, toffee
    • Taste
      Smooth delivery but its a little bitter and very nutty, I did not have this in the last bottle I had.

      Some ham, fudge, sherry and peat, this one is not as good as my last bottle

      It does improve with time in the glass
    • Finish
      Medium length with the peat and sherry in just the right proportion to each other

  209. normand1972 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  210. Dramany scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: Campfire and bacon, maritime iodine, (late: some yogurt)Taste: liquorice, spicy tobacco smoke, some hay, iodine, old wood
    Finish: Moringa, bitter and sharp, rubber

  211. moab21 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Especially for the price a revelation that every smoking lover should have enjoyed. "Like the hug of a bear." :)

  212. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Coloured unfortunately.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  213. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite smoky, not too complex. Nice one but not exzellent.
    • Nose
      BBQ sauce, burnt wood or campfire. Sweet Smoke, slightly red and fresh fruits.
    • Taste
      Clearly peated, medical smoke. Taste of wood but not bitter. A nice sweetness. In addition some salt.
    • Finish
      A long and strong finish, hints of roasted bacon.

  214. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Remains a fullwhisky for a nice price! Delicious with a hearty fish soup or with a brownie from Dennis!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  215. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An absolute classic and a great value dram.
    • Nose
      Bonfire smoke, sweet peat, honey, apple, vanilla and lemon juice. A whiff of sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Sweet apple, pear, citrus, peach, sugar. Some sea weed, peat and a touch of pepper.
    • Finish
      Quite short, a punch of sweetness followed by smoke and some spices.

  216. rallev did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Then you should leave that with the whisky better ... By the way ... level is not a cream ...

  217. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lagavulin 16 was my first Single Malt and we both changed during the years but it is still one of the best. Smoke, ash, sea, salt, peat, spices, some pepper and a little sweetness. Perfectly balanced, long and intense finish and all that for an incredible fine price!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  218. malthead-sven scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    He was one of my first smokers and I wanted to learn how he still pleases me with the experience of well over 100 malts, Conclusion: An excellent whisky, which is unrivaled by the standards in the price range.
    • Nose
      Like a triad of smoke, oranges and port water, cold, wet ash, charcoal, soot, in between directly sweet, oranges, mirabelles, pretzel sticks, wet gravel, green moss, later subtle vanilla pods and rose water
    • Taste
      thick and heavy, initially sweet, after a few seconds the smoke mixes with pepper, peppermint and sage
    • Finish
      long, warm and always warming, it literally glows in the throat without being a bit uncomfortable, the smoke is subliminal, traces of tar and menthol tobacco

  219. Waykid scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well, here a bit on the same track with Serge: one of the best core-range malts there is in my view. Maybe they make it at 43%, CF and coloured because it would be too overpowering in comparison to others at 46% etc...oh well.

  220. vojt466 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's not a bad drink, but better prices can be found in this price range
    • Nose
      The smell is fruity, gum, woody and very light peat
    • Taste
      Sweet taste - woody, fruit, caramel, smoke from the fireplace - there are citrus tones
    • Finish
      The mouthpiece is long, predominantly rubber, smoke, and spiciness

  221. MrRancho scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tastes great if you do not expect too much. My notes sound more complex than they actually are. If you concentrate, you can discover a lot, but if it does not run smoothly down the throat.
    • Nose
      Smoked bacon! Baked apple, hay, some raspberry shower sticks, some honey. The alcohol is quite sprittig.
    • Taste
      Smoked bacon! Kitchen herbs such as rosemary / oregano etc., soapy; Overall, it tastes younger than the specified age.
    • Finish
      Medium long, bitter-sweet, greasy; the smoke remains on the tongue for a long time.

  222. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  223. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    would have scored 89 if it weren’t so
    wildly expensive here in my country EUR 70. better than laphroaig, not
    as good as ardbeg,
    crazy expensive. very very good
    balance.
    • Nose
      earthy, salty, smoky, red fruits (no
      sherry though)
    • Taste
      oily, peat, salt, sea breeze, orange
      peel?
    • Finish
      medium-long,
      cigar infused peat and earth with hints of sweetness

  224. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    One of my absolute favorite standards and a great PLV for me. Sweet and fruity peat with a fine smoky note! Perfect!
    • Nose
      The wonderfully peaty nose mixes with fruity sweetness. A hint of cold smoke hovers over the sweet and malty nose. A subtle orange aroma is in the air.
    • Taste
      First, this sweet and fruity peat dominates again. After a short moment, cold smoke and extinguished ashes come out of the malty sweetness. The smoke slowly fades and again I discover a touch of orange and tangerine.
    • Finish
      The embers still glow slightly before they go out with a smoke column. Short peat and sweet fruit flashed again, then only cold smoke.

  225. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 16 has changed over the years, it has lost some and gained some. It is not better or worse. It is different. Heavier on the dry smoke, less sweetness. Still lots of depth and development in glass and on the palate. Very awarding.
    • Nose
      Neat - fireplace smoke, aromatic wood, cooked vegetable, dark overripe fruit.
      w/ water - aromatic fire. BBQ, dark bbq sauce, bandaid (Hansaplast)
    • Taste
      Neat - calm, sweet arrival. Development is heavy of dark spices and dry smoke.
      w/ water - soft, dark fruit arrival. Long development of fruit, smoke, spices, mint
    • Finish
      Long, long finish of dry smoke, dry apples, dry wood.

  226. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  227. PeterCr scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Very well balanced dram for good price. Good value for money.

    Score 85-86pts.
    • Nose
      Peat! Campfire, earthy tones. Some salt as well. Dark cherries, honey, pears coming through once the peat settles a bit. Nice complexity.
    • Taste
      Spicy attack followed by some campfired marshmellows. Sweet liquorice with salty tones in between. Oily texture. The taste is also quit complex but the campfire does rule a bit covering some of the subtle flavours. Very good balance in smokiness and sweetness!
    • Finish
      Medium to long, campfire keeps lingering through together with some sweetness and liquorice.

  228. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Smoke from the log fire. Peat, leather, seasoning. Something dark fruit.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Cleared fire, leather, peat. Light sweetness with a hint of salt.

  229. Torfding scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      peaty and maritime as well as a bit ashy and with a herbal and herbaceous note, sweet and fine, tea, few fruits (among them less lemon than lime), something like walnut and yet again, in between times also the smell of patches, becomes drier
    • Taste
      a bit flat, but getting better over time, gentle, sweet, salty, dry smoke, some wood
    • Finish
      medium long, flowing smoke, smoldering, salty, a kräutrige touch, walnut, a bit malty

  230. massus scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

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

  231. martinni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  232. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  233. Murxus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2nd: After my first bottle 1.5 years ago now the 2nd open.
    What can I say, after the first one hacked me off the chair back then with her boisterous way of life, what I now have in my glass is rather neat boredom. Is it up to me or the modified batch? Unfortunately, I can not answer that. Anyway, from 87 pts down to 85 pts. 3rd: Not quite so disappointed. The current bottling is just a bit softer, softened than older. Such differences are found in SC fills from one cask to the next. 86 pts.

  234. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Classic. Strong and silky soft at the same time
    • Nose
      Deep and rich aroma, fully integrated alcohol, medium: Jasmine tea, pickled olives, smoked ham, cigar ashes and soot, hot iron, plaster, Chimney smoke, leather, rubber tires, mustard and traces of sulfur (fireworks), cinnamon, lemon balm and a touch of spearmint, fresh almonds and walnuts, deep malt; with a drop of water come out more, strong, sweet fruits, ripe apples, baked apples, dried apples, sweet tangerines and orange juice, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Oily and silky soft mouthfeel: First strong peat, very sweet saccharine and caramel notes, the fruits are as good as gone, then spicier with herbs, Parsley, sage, olive oil, much more medical peat smoke, in addition to fresh nuts. Warming on the palate.
    • Finish
      Long and persistent finish, occupies the tongue, medium to strong: smoky throughout, slightly more wood smoke, old oak, walnut skin, black olives, then comes again the light, sweet fruitiness, limes, develops towards apple tea and hazelnuts, with a slightly fading smokiness.

  235. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Thank you Lagavulin!!!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  236. Raymon_psv scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    For a smoky whisky I think this is fine. Smoky is not normally my thing, but I personally like it. If you open it, he is right in your home. Maybe the neighbors smell it when you open it.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  237. tymiek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  238. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    this is a smoker I like; beautiful standard, which nobody overwhelmed; a few more turns would be good for the malt
    • Nose
      beautiful campfire smoke and ashes; with dark, sweet fruits; Pepper and nutmeg; a light citrus note; the alcohol is noticeable but pleasant
    • Taste
      slightly oily, sweet smoke; again dark fruits; Oak; a pleasant tingling on the tongue which builds up over time
    • Finish
      medium; dominant but very pleasant smoke; again slightly sweet; a little oak and chocolate; getting slightly dry

  239. ahroeen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  240. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  241. Grutslurp scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    It's not a terrible whisky, it's just not very good either. I would love to taste this at 46+% ABV and NCF to see how big a difference it would make, but that’ll probably never happen.
    • Nose
      Peat, alcohol, citrus, seaweed, sea-air, leather, weak sherry and smoke. The nose is decent, but the sherry is much weaker than I was expecting and hoping for.
    • Taste
      Peat, salt, alcohol, acidity, smoke, caramel and pepper. Quite a step down from the nose. Way too hot for its ABV. And the acidity is a bit off putting.
    • Finish
      Smoke, salt, lemon, peat and maybe some tobacco? Quite short, no sherry-notes at all, and still this weird sour off note.

  242. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What more to write than in the opening text of the review. I just love her. For example, with the 10th Summer Ardbeg, Lagavulin will get peat and heavier. Ardbeg 10 Yo is fresher and more iodine. If you want to stay on the islands but want more salt and iodine, then there's Caol Ila. First of all, I was afraid to do it. But then I tried it, and the water will give Lagavulin another dimension, interesting, one that is worth trying. But it was enough to try it once. Next time I will enjoy it at full 43%.
    • Nose
      Propolis, beeswax, smoke, wood, and a ripe plum. Hints of oranges.
    • Taste
      Flavor (palm sugar), peat, re-plum jam and gently salt. However, propolis has failed and will only appear in reverberation.
    • Finish
      Is long. There is smoke and disinfection, but not the strictly medical and modern, like Laphroaig, but older, more homemade and more classic: iodisol and propolis.

  243. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  244. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's just a Laga 16! For me, the standard Islay representative that you have to know. He has everything to feel like standing on Islay's coast. The soft sherry tones play around the stormy rest and it is fun to seek the sherry influence, even if it is not easy.
    • Nose
      Smoke, salt, sea, algae, for me a mixture of medical and camp fire smoke, in the background minimal sherry, after some time orange and a little sweet berries, sweetness, the smoke remains present, after the first sip you better get through the smoke , then more sweet sherry flavors and some honey
    • Taste
      powerful, spicy, smoke, salt, tobacco, orange, towards the end it reminds me of olives and capers
    • Finish
      Long and warming with smoke, now medicinal, smoked ham, salt, salted nuts, getting drier, bitter orange, wood (like driftwood on the beach), earthy tones, bitterness

  245. Snerik scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Just a schoolbook example of how an “entry level” whisky should be made. Good stuff indeed! 
    • Nose
      Peaty, powerful and elegant! Stable, rope, cinnamon, sweet liquorish, wet firewood, cardamom and fire! 
    • Taste
      Smoke, stable, wet fire, pepper. Extremely balanced!  
    • Finish
      Long, powerful, bitter orange, orange. Beautiful finish. 

  246. Murxus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    coming back to the roots. Same stuff, perhaps 3 years longer in same casks, wood be my favorite last dram before exitus. 88.

  247. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  248. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  249. pelle86 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  250. tymiek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  251. jankes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  252. Kostya scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    (a
    sample) good quality and charismatic islay malt, with a very classic taste
    • Nose
      (neat) gentle
      nose, light peat, some flowers, smoked salmon, rye bread
      (water) beautiful nose, creamy,
      peaty, slightly salty and smoky
    • Taste
      (neat) creamy
      peat, some raisins, sourness, very balanced and rounded malt
      (water) smoky peat, oily smoke,
      some herbs, black raisins, leather, ash
    • Finish
      quite
      long finish, smoky and creamy, very rounded

  253. ML89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  254. Pépé scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A very nice whisky, always bewitching. He buries many more expensive whisky.
    • Nose
      Immediately deep and not at all aggressive. There is a trace of smoke (well-ventilated bottle too), a little nut, but especially the sensation of black olives, leather, tobacco. Bitter orange, a bit of caramel. Some fruits are there, apple first, then more lemony, but they remain quite secondary. A little anise, some herbs. The peat evolves little by little on an iodized register, slightly marine. Really a superb nose, not over-powerful, but damn classy.
    • Taste
      Soft finish on the palate, nice texture. Liquorice, all the olives. Well saline, coal too. Many olives and nuts.
    • Finish
      Certainly long, sweet, olive, slightly woody.

  255. r0back55 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  256. r0back55 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Gentle peat, flavors a bit like sherry casks, the smell of the sea, pleasant aroma of smoked meat, sea salt
    • Taste
      Peat, vanilla, honey, barley malt, red gooseberries, citrus
    • Finish
      Well balanced, long enough, smoky and sweet at the same time

  257. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Not the best of the islay malts but it's a good one. 
    • Nose
      Citrus, smoke, a little bit of fruit. Peat and salty, a sea smell (like on a hot summer day). The nose stays for a long time, it doesn't loose it's nice smell.
    • Taste
      Ash / smoky, sweet citrus not overly lemon / citrusy, kind of citrus dipped in sugar. Malt, salt and pepper. 
    • Finish
      A long finish, a little pepper aftertaste, fresh and some smoke. Citrus and fresh, a little fruity.

  258. Majoinn did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    My absalute favorite 

  259. sbosse scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  260. Glennie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  261. Lewinston scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  262. croz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very well balanced, full mouth feel.

    Probably one of the best standard bottling available.
    • Nose
      Peat, citrus, sea and tar.
    • Taste
      Menthol, bonfire smoke, salt and honey.

      Powerful mouth.
    • Finish
      Long, first with soft peat and salt. After a while, pepper and sweetnes/honey that lingers on

  263. Kamikaze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  264. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Affordable quallity would be an understatement, it is an amazing bargain.

    Even those that don't like it should buy one, in case they get a visit from one of us that do! Then we wouldn't drink what you concider your "good stuff".

    Try it with a spicy chocolate!

  265. JeffreyVR1990 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Wonderful whisky for the cold winter days here in Netherlands!
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  266. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: dominating peat smoke, iodine / medicinal, light sherry and vanilla in the background
    Taste: again extremely peaty, smoky and medicinal, in short sweet, then tingling sharpness on the tongue
    Finish: long, smoke, iodine
    Comment: I had it for the fourth and last time in the glass, but I'm just not getting warm with the job

  267. ashmohan scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Smoother, Subtle and wonderful balance
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  268. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    My first single malt ever. Always great!

  269. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great Islay whisky. I like it.

  270. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  271. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  272. ML89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  273. Bosi scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    One of my favorite whiskys. Super complex and perfectly balanced.
    • Nose
      Peaty with a hint of fig and seaweed.
    • Taste
      The smoky beginning gives way to a slight sherry sweetie mixed with a hint of sea salt. These are joined by various spice notes. All in all, highly complex.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and balanced with the ever-present smoke.

  274. Landryn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: 

    Peated and a little bit salty. One of the smokiest noses from Islay.

    Taste:

    Peat, oak and sweet malt. Very rich and fruity sweetness

    Finish:

    Long, spicy with peat and a little bit of vanilla

    Best Islay whisky for this price!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  275. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    My notes from 29-11-2013
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke and medicinal
    • Taste
      Oily, smoky and hint of sweet notes (sherry?)
    • Finish
      Long, curly and lightly puffy

  276. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  277. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    why a note on LAGAVULIN? one of the whiskys..where the glass can make you vary the pleasure, the scents and the finality !! besides the notes of wood, vanilla, iodine, smoked, fatty fish, earth, grass, bottom of barrel ... the emanations are not the same or do not arrive at the same time according to the glass in which we drink it ... a strange way to taste a wiseky ... a little different .... finally ... to finish, a very good affordable wiseky that does not leave insensitive !! And then, a final worthy of a big !!!

  278. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  279. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  280. Betsie scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  281. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    must have 
    • Nose
      very, very peated
    • Taste
      intens rook en ook een heerlijke fruitige zoetigheid 
    • Finish
      gaat fijn door,heerlijke rooksmaak 

  282. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    everything fits together, very relaxed, harmonious, not overwhelmed despite the intense smoke ... I would almost say: "designed", or "batched to death" I would have liked a fuller body, and more rough edges ... would have been 3% more vol?
    Whining on a high level ... in the high demand to deliver such a (constant) good product, hats off! Reminds me here and there of the Laphroaig 18y. For quieter situations just the thing ...
    • Nose
      phenolic smoke, light sherry, iodine, sea salt, smoked ham, sweet dates, apple tea, ripe, harmonious (!)
    • Taste
      severe medical smoke, anise, sherry sweetness, meditone, clove, licorice gums, wine-like, slightly sugary mouthfeel, very nice, herbal, again some tea, soft, "thin in the body"
    • Finish
      Medium long, tingling something, strong phenolic smoke, just as sherry sweet, something cooling like menthol, a little oak, then it dries up

  283. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic overall. A slightly older bottling of Lagavulin inherited from a family member. 
    • Nose
      Rich, buttery, and soft peat comingles with sweet red fruit and sugar.
    • Taste
      Mirrors the nose. Exceptionally smooth. Sweet, buttery arrival on a bed of soft, rich, and subtle peat.
    • Finish
      Sweet spice emerges for a long, warming finish replete with notes of red fruit and subdued sweet peat.

  284. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    2015: ‘A whisky drinkers’ staple’
    N: After reading Serge’s review seeing him scoring it an impressive 90 [for the last four years running actually], i thought its time to revisit this classic as i seem to on an annual basis aswell. Starts off on sour-lemon tea, maritime notes of oysters & mussels in a butter sauce and reminds me of some of the latest Ardbegian NAS releases with its peaty, bonfire>farmy<vegetal base, although the age here speaks for itself and sets it apart from its neighbours’ expressions in that respect.

    T: Comes in all at once. A few descriptors include bitter, zesty, orange, grapefruit and tobacco, but I’m not getting too much detail. Im mainly picking up on the weight and depth of a well aged malt as theres no doubting the steady wood influence -  there must be lots more age than than its 16yo badge would suggest

    F: In many ways the action happens now. The salty oak shows its worth, the bitter edge buffering up to the vegetal savoury>sweetness. This is a maritime dram all the way through with the smoke reserved and under handed, but ever present at all times. Ashy, peat resides as does salty-black tea [Lapsang Souchong] and sweet<soured lemons.

    C: Looking back at my past scores, I’ve been rather consistent too. Only in 2013 did i notch it up to a B+, otherwise I’ve always found this to be a textbook B grade. Very much a whisky drinkers’ staple.

    Scores a B

    2014:

    N: That's Lagavulin without doubt, although the similarity with Caol Ila [this year particularly] is worth a mention. Limestone caves, lemony, citronella, washing-up liquid, oily peatiness, seaweed, brine, 

    T: Sweeter than you'd expect, but ultimately its watery and underpowered. Peat smoke later comes later

    F: Fruity, smoky and briny. Some light pepper seasoning and some fresh aniseed. Briny and oily. Not dissimilar to Ardbeg either, but lacks a certain ’Je ne sais quoi’.

    C: Maybe 'perfectly boring' is unfair. H’ow about ‘Subtle and nicely crafted' - better?

    Scores a B

    2013: ‘One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor’

    N: No mistaking Islay here. Cowpats and fresh cream, also diary ice-cream with walnut oil, ash, butter, icing sugar, hazelnuts and engine oil. Later, Godiva fresh chocolate truffles, citronella and spiced fruit burdock cordial. All very polite and lots to like. 

    T: Light watery, smoky, oily, briny ethanol arrival becoming slightly thicker with bitter<sweet charred wood spices which build a tad before revealing fennel/chives, endive and vegetal saline tannins which take a while to unwind. There are oranges here too, something between a blood orange and a seville orange with succulent and condensed sweetness

    F: ashy vanilla joins the oily smoky wood and theres a vegetal sweetness too - sweet roasted shallots accompany that endive and that spiced burdock cordial remains true. Black tea comes through most strongly at the end. Extremely long finish which contains a peculiar interplay between the oil, vanilla, coffee/caramel, ash, and those fresh sweet vegetal tannins coupled with the cordial. Fascinating stuff

    C: Ever so polite, ever so restrained and ever so refined. Fantastic dram but i always find myself wanting that little something extra which is why i never get too excited about Lagavulin in general. Maybe i needed to spend more time with this classic and today i did. As a result i got that something else, found encapsulated within that curiously fascinating complex finish.  The nose was pretty splendid too and today i perceived the palate overall to be delicate rather than underpowered. The 16yo is a class act and its consistently good. Having said that it has limitations, mainly in its resolute reservedness, but also - that sweet/veg/fresh burdoch tannic-ness on the finish, whilst curious and delightful is also a little tiring and sickly. Hey ho, ‘one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor’. One to be enjoyed for sure.

    Scores a B+

    Further reading: ‘That’s not Lagavulin’

  285. NickDr scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  286. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Super taste of smoke, a very very peated whisky.

    All time favorite!

    very good nose, Royal taste.

  287. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  288. JohannesB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of the best, if not the best entry times Islay has to offer. A must-have for anyone who likes smoky whisky. Over many years, a constantly extremely high quality is offered here, without frills, without marketing and at a fair price. Here the world is still fine.
    • Nose
      Strong, earthy peat smoke, smoked bacon, iodine, and associations with the beach on a cold, windy day. In addition wet wood and a touch of first aid kit. Directly behind is a wonderful layer of sweet, roasted fruits: plums, berries and some orange.
    • Taste
      Balanced and pleasantly oily, the malt lies on the tongue. First, heavy smoke dominates, salted bacon, which is quickly supplemented by tobacco, bitter oranges, black olives and a subtle honey note.
    • Finish
      Only very slowly, the smoke ebbs in the mouth, as in a still glowing campfire repeatedly appear smoke in smoke. Then salted nuts, burned caramel, again tobacco and strong earthy aromas.

  289. vb_bembel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  290. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      88 88

  291. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I like this, but I don’t love it. I can see though why this would be the go-to whisky for peat enthusiasts. Pretty affordable and pretty good.
    • Nose
      Fresh peat, sal ammoniac with heather and subtle wood smoke. Some lemon but also red fruit, strawberries maybe, which I don’t come across often when nosing. Salt and pepper.
    • Taste
      Salty licorice, peat smoke, tobacco and olives. Some sweeter apples and caramel in the background. The spirit is a bit watery, but the flavours are all here.
    • Finish
      Drying ash, walnuts. Salt. The finish is very long.

  292. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This is a fantastic dram and has been consistently good for a long time. 
    • Nose
      Earthy peat. Some medicinal reek. Old campfire,still smoldering. Rotten maritime wood. Scorched dark fruits, plums, blackcurrants. Roasted peppers. Roasted nuts. Cooked Pu-erh tea (stole that one from Serge of whiskyfun, but it's so damn true). 
    • Taste
      Great scorched lumps of earthy peat. Dry woody sherry notes, more prominent here. Ash. Juicy red fruits. Hints of lime juice and citrus zest. Strong, unsweetened black tea.
    • Finish
      Long. Woodsmoke. Cinnamon. Sticky jammy notes. A really nice cough syrupy (Vick's Acta-Plus to be precise) note at the back of the throat. 

  293. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2016 version
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  294. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  295. Peter87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  296. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    One of the best standards.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  297. squaadgras scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  298. Butz75 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  299. Koloman scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    You must like its earthy, muddy, even rotten flavors ...
    • Nose
      58 58
    • Taste
      58 58
    • Finish
      60 60

  300. jhut scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic, one of the best whiskys I have had so far.
    • Nose
      Complex. Light delicious smoke, fresh wood, ash, medicinal
    • Taste
      Turfig, salt, medicinal
    • Finish
      Wow, what a wonderful woody taste. It explodes in your mouth as soon as you swallow it. Never tasted so. Very complex

  301. Ties scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  302. Jon Osterman scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    I've always enjoyed this; certainly one of my favorite OB's.  ...Sometimes almost too gentle and subtle, but always delicious.
    • Nose
      An earthy, slightly leathery, slightly salty smoke combined with a toffee sweetness from the American oak with a hint of orangey citrus
    • Taste
      The American oak orange toffee dominates here...
    • Finish
      ...Then leaves behind a nice belt of pleasingly salty smoke

  303. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  304. autowatch092 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Predominantly smoked ham, but also some seaweed and a hint of dark berries
    Palate: Peat punch at first, then it gets a bit sweeter and fruitier, even traces of chocolate and honey can be tasted.
    Finish: Very long, fruity peat
    Overall: The epitome of an Islay malt, smoke, peat, fruit, sweetness, Lagavulin has it all.

    http://www.dramming.com/2009/12/01/lagavulin-16-yo/

  305. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      91 91

  306. steinrich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  307. Maczet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  308. sopie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    From
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  309. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicious Allday Malt.
    • Nose
      Nice campfire smoke, behind it malt and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sachter approach, sweet, harmonious and without edges in the mouth, a little salty and licorice. If swallowed something bites once.
    • Finish
      Vanilla and woody aromas accompany the end of the whisky. The finish is not terribly long.

  310. Glenladdie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  311. DannyBacon scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Smoky and peppery scent. A mild introduction to the taste that escalates to a wonderfully smoky and slightly light woody flavor. The aftertaste is long and with tons of salt liquorice. Really good!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      95 95

  312. Ties scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  313. ApricotOne scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  314. wbarchive_149037 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I was ready to give it the 90, but only the fact this it is collored and chill-filtered will prevent me to do that. I still do not understand why the keep doing it. NEvertheless, this is an excellent malt for the one who loves peat. Definitely a killer and for me a must-have.
    • Nose
      Peat for sure. Mineral an austere, very un-commercial for a "commercial" malt you can find everywhere. Pelled oranges, with salty notes. The whole is not agressive at all. Excelent nose.
    • Taste
      Perfect body, not too fat, not too light. Starts on smoky and peaty notes. Very smoky in fact, even more than peaty. Evident coastal influences with a salty feeling. Dry tobacco in the background. Excelent too.
    • Finish
      Quite long and complex, mainly on bitter oranges and peaty notes. Ashes in the background.

  315. Vrisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  316. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Sweet Smoke complex Islay whisky.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 10/10
    • Nose
      Cold Smoke. Iodine, sweet seaweed, sweet smoke, raisins, a touch of sherry.
    • Taste
      Salt. Smoke, oak. Smoked ham.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Smoke, seaweed.

  317. Charles_Barley did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  318. mrbugsb scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  319. tobihb scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  320. The Monaco II scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

     
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  321. Pdh scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    T Pear smoke grapefruit toffee
    T Tar sweet dry fruit
    F Very long spicy fruity tar going to sweet rubber
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  322. Rom scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Smoked herring very clean on the nose, peat, smoke, iodine, a little bit of vanilla. Peaty mouth, smoke, iodine, very long, good, swims badly.

  323. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very balanced, pleasant whisky. Very strong, lively and complex. Very nice is the clearly salty smoked aroma, which remains clearly even in empty glass.
    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine and Serrano ham dominate. The smoke is more reminiscent of a cold campfire, but also has medicinal components. The sherry can only be guessed. The longer you smell, the more you can find. The fire blazes, a few figs and grapefruit peels, prunes and many other, hard-to-define. However, nothing really cute.
    • Taste
      The taste, however, he is clear but not pushy sweet. The smoke is strong, but well integrated. In addition salty ham. Very complex, a lot to find, the aroma is nevertheless more complex.
    • Finish
      Licorice and anise coolly accompany the smoke, which is deposited on the tongue while the sweetness goes. Nevertheless, the finish is quite long, but it is not Laphroaig.

  324. ARMINUS scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Unbeatable as standard filling. Connoisseurs who like sweet, sherrylastigen whisky must first get used to the Lagavulin. Would wish me a touch more sweet. Nevertheless a force.
    • Nose
      A wonderful smoke, located between Ardbeg and Laphroaig (smoked ham in the Apothecary), full of body, very earthy, maritime, spicy, "dirty". Little sherry and sweetie.
    • Taste
      Clearly noticeable saltiness, dark chocolate. Creamy almost oily. The smoke is still there, with a noticeable spiciness of the oak barrels. Excellent integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Now it gets fruity on the palate. It develops a pleasant warmth.

  325. Astrid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      97 97

  326. Astrid scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Even in empty glass you can still find new flavors! Rarely does one have such a complex and heavy whisky from this price range, which combines smoke and fruit so wonderfully together. A dram that always makes me forget all worries and reminds me why life is worth living.
    • Nose
      a stink of peat smoke, fruity sherry sweetness, iodine, sea and salt infects the nose, the smoke contains significant components of charred wood and dry wood dust, vanilla is added in between, warming spicy cinnamon is accompanied by ripe oranges, the sherry raisins and sticky prunes with it, even dried figs and dates are to be guessed, also some nougat and campfire ash
    • Taste
      unbelievably full-bodied, subtle smoke and iodine in the onset, overall soft behavior on the tongue, chocolate caramel sweetness, old dry or charred wood fills the throat, maritime notes join together, dryness is spreading
    • Finish
      long and fruity, combining dried fruits with citrus, another focus is long-lasting aromatic smoke, malty, light dryness dissolving into bitterness, grated wood develops dominant features, again a touch nougat

  327. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Marks are for a 2009 bottling. Last one I tasted was (probably) a 2014 bottling in a bar, which I would score about 3 points less.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  328. Peter87 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  329. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    always nice coming back to a well known. cant see that much change, but - oh lord- i still would be so thankful for 46%, coloured or not. it just tastes a little bit to watery for my own tasting profile.

    to let settle it for 2-4 mins in the glass is a must for this one. price is ok, but unfortunalety it keeps climbing.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  330. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    My full review of the Lagavulin 16, shining alone in the Lagavulin core range, may be found here:

    http://maltandoak.com/it-is-lagavulin-a-review-of-lagavulins-entire-core-range/

  331. irrerelevant scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    phenolic sweet, smoked ham with dates, iodine & salt, intense, warming, dries slightly, despite the intensity very round and harmonious

  332. hfos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  333. Koloman scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    If you like the taste of muddy water, this whisky is best for you.
    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      66 66

  334. jparrish56 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Complexity is the key to this whisky. Soft smoke making way to sweet notes, finishing off with some mint and menthol rolling across the tongue. Expertly bottled at 43% to not really need water to reduce "burn" but a little bit opens it up well. 92/100
    • Nose
      Muted smoke right away, better nose after letting sit in a copita or glencarin glass for about 2 minutes. Sweet notes take over after initial smoke, raisins dried fruit accompany the smoke nicely.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied, smokiness, but not overpowering, sweet sugar, maple syrup and citrus oak comes through towards the end. Expertly bottled at 43% to not really need water to reduce "burn" but a little bit opens it up well. 
    • Finish
      Very long finish, excellen complexity. Goes from smoke right away to sweet citrus notes with chocolate, coffee, hints of menthol. lingers mixed in with smoke and sweet going back and forth. 

  335. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  336. MrManners scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  337. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Much smoke, but not so that everything else is covered. Slightly sweet aromas in the smell. The taste of dry sherry, salt, smoke, little to no citrus. In the finish of dark chocolate, delicate bitterness. The classic

  338. walend scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    A very very good whisky, nice smoke,

    but personal i prefer the laphroaig
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  339. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  340. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth.
    • Nose
      Massive peat. Ultra-intense iodine carries a shade more spice than of old. The fruity-sherry notes are clean, vanilla is much deeper. Beautifully layered.
    • Taste
      Peat so thick you could stand a spoon in it. Chewy iodine bolstered by sherry and big oak.
    • Finish
      A little spice lightens the grip of the peat and vanilla. Dries off with malt, dried dates...and iodine.

  341. Edgewalker scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      96 96

  342. Poort scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Great Whisky!!

    nose:
    Like the waiting room of the dentist (medicinal, iodine) smoke,

    taste:
    iodine, smoke, sherry

    finish:
    long dry
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      99 99

  343. taldish scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  344. ARRANTHONY_PRIVATE scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      72 72

  345. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  346. sicco scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Very nice smokey whisky. Sublime in combination with some old cheese like 'Old Amsterdam'. The finish is rather dry, however this really suits the overall experience of this whisky. A musthave in every collection.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  347. Cipidos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  348. xixit scored this whisky 10 points Expert Junior

    From all the glowing reviews I've heard, I had high expectations, but frankly, it's not good. It's a step above the standard Laphroaig 10yo, but that's it.
    The bitterness and the wood influence kills it.
    • Nose
      Peat, seawater, lemon, smoke, some smoked ham in the background, slightly woody, unripe fruit.
    • Taste
      Peat, smoke, lots of lemon, bitter wood, rubber, seawater. Quite frankly, it's not a nice taste. There's something sweet in the background, but the bitterness, wood, and peat totally ruins it.
    • Finish
      The wood taste lingers, same with the bitterness, there's a wee hint of peat as well.

  349. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  350. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful integrated peat in this single malt. Everything is in harmony. Also a great roundness. Interesting impressions of peat-fields combined with a pleasant depth in maturation.

    Very recommendable standard.

    Tastings with Armin Fuchs.

    Attention: Please look at the 200ml version!
    • Nose
      Sunburnt peat-fields, salt, minerals, stones at the seashore, slightly cooling alcohol from time to time, lemon juice, light fruits: quince, apple, little pear and hints of banana later, also impressions of little sherry, toasted oak looks through, sometimes a little smoke in the direction of smoked ham and/or burnt pieces of wood, chocolate arises from the deeper regions with some espresso, brandy beans and some darker fruits (hints of plum), peat again and again - but mellow and smooth, no harshness - but with hints of astringency
    • Taste
      Full and intense, peat with dominance again and again, again lemon juice and also some oranges, light fruits (as in the nose) are very playful, salt, chocolate (noble milk and also dark), hints of espresso powder, oak comes through with some medium spices
    • Finish
      Salty, long, dark chocolate, espresso powder, peat and also some smoke, suddenly cherries, apple peal, slightly herb, medium spices, very balanced, very interwoven

  351. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is an excellent standard bottling you can get for a reasonable price.

    Wide sunburnt peat-fields and mineral saltiness by the sea.

    Definitely a recommendation!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  352. Georges scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  353. Georges scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peet smoke, oranges, walnuts, citrus, sherry, oak, sweet and spicy
    • Taste
      Full, powerful, peat smoke, oily, spicy
    • Finish
      Long, salty, rubber

  354. sascuas scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  355. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    16-year-old Lagavulin Tasted 2014-07-20 @ WhiskyInteam Spaden The taste is reminiscent of MonCheri chocolate (ie chocolate + cherry), medium peaty and quite strong, very good
    84

  356. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is outstanding for an entry level malt!

    (Rating interval 87-90)
    • Nose
      Elegant peat smoke, mineral, iodine, Lapsang souchong tea, brine and hints of tar.
    • Taste
      Good texture, heavy peat smoke, oak, some over ripe banana, more mineral and sherry spices in the background. Salt and pepper equally pressed by the smoke. Some candied citrus appear, mandarine or orange.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and lingering with peat smoke, some wet grass and cracked black pepper. Tobacco and leather also comes through in a second wave of flavors. 

  357. Buckeyechemie scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Nose: Iodine, Benzocaine, peat, smoke, sherry

    Taste: Peat, malt, caramel, vanilla, raisin, spice, lingering smoke, oak

    My favorite Islay. Medicinal smoky.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  358. sparagi scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    For the under $100 price point, this is my favorite.  Peaty, smokey and smooth. It's very complex and yet balanced.  Try it side by side with Laphroig 10 and you can really appreciate the Lagavulin 16.  

  359. schalieke scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      95 95

  360. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    ‘One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor’
    N: No mistaking Islay here. Cowpats and fresh cream, also diary ice-cream with walnut oil, ash, butter, icing sugar, hazelnuts and engine oil. Later, Godiva fresh chocolate truffles, citronella and spiced fruit burdock cordial. All very polite and lots to like. 
    T: light watery, smoky, oily, briny ethanol arrival becoming slightly thicker with bitter<sweet charred wood spices which build a tad before revealing fennel/chives, endive and vegetal saline tannins which take a while to unwind. There are oranges here too, something between a blood orange and a seville orange with succulent and condensed sweetness
    F: ashy vanilla joins the oily smoky wood and theres a vegetal sweetness too - sweet roasted shallots accompany that endive and that spiced burdock cordial remains true. Black tea comes through most strongly at the end. Extremely long finish which contains a peculiar interplay between the oil, vanilla, coffee/caramel, ash, and those fresh sweet vegetal tannins coupled with the cordial. Fascinating stuff
    C: Ever so polite, ever so restrained and ever so refined. Fantastic dram but i always find myself wanting that little something extra which is why i never get too excited about Lagavulin in general. Maybe i needed to spend more time with this classic and today i did. As a result i got that something else, found encapsulated within that curiously fascinating complex finish.  The nose was pretty splendid too and today i perceived the palate overall to be delicate rather than underpowered. The 16yo is a class act and its consistently good. Having said that it has limitations, mainly in its resolute reservedness, but also - that sweet/veg/fresh burdoch tannic-ness on the finish, whilst curious and delightful is also a little tiring and sickly. Hey ho, ‘one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor’. One to be enjoyed for sure.

    Scores a B+
    “Still the one i'm taking when im at a bar and when the range isnt the widest. It never lets you down". Serge Valentin 

  361. sssun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A proper daily dram, with good sherry influence. A very gentle Islay. This bottle has been opened for over one year, and the last some drams were staid in the bottle for about one year, thus make it less powerful. However, it still very enjoyable. I have opened 3rd bottle Laga 16yo for my new daily dram, together with my other Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Peaty, some burned straw, pineapple, tangerine peel, lemon, sherry, sea wine, smoky, salty, smooth...and a little heather. 
    • Taste
      Peaty, tangerine peel bitter, salty, white pepper, light sherry, sweet malt, liquorice, and honey sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium, warm, chocolate, peaty, berry, sherry, mint, and some salty. 

  362. Wolv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tastes best if you didn't drink any whisky before

  363. Wolv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      97 97

  364. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  365. Den Blieken scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  366. Taita scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very complete pallet of delightfull notes harmonically fitted
    • Nose
      Peat, iodine, smoked chicken, tabac, oak, orange,banana 
    • Taste
      Woodsmoke, peat, oak, sultana's, orange, banana, round (glycerine), port, herbs, pepper
    • Finish
      The round, smokey, peaty, portlike taste remains long 

  367. Shane087 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Sadly I have only recently discovered this Scotch.  Another Scotch with strong peat and smoke with a long finish.  I'm only halfway through my first bottle at this point but I know I will be buying another one.  Right now, the only thing that really separates it from Laphroaig for me is the price point.  Lagavulin is typically $15 or more, more expensive than Laphroig, at least in my area.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  368. n1d0 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: Smokey oak, slightly sweet. Orange, banana, smoked salmon. Wet rock and iodine. Even a touch of mint.

    Body: Medium weight.

    Taste: Salmon, grapes, orange and liquorice all embedded in different kinds of smoke. Some spices.

    Finish: Long, on heavenly smoke and delicate oak. Slight saltiness.

    Verdict: You can't fault this: it should belong in everyone's cabinet.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  369. ThS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  370. ThS did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A must: the one with which one begins to seriously put the nose in a glass ...
    • Nose
      Smoked black tea. Soy, black olives, smoked fish. Liquor cabinet: noble wood impregnated with banana liqueurs, orange, etc. Lily, peony. Dense, compact, of stunning complexity as time goes by.
    • Taste
      Full despite the 43%, and tonic, dynamic.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky, with liqueurs and a subtle and precious wood.

  371. Whiskyforfreedom scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

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

  372. Whiskyforfreedom scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Round whisky for those who like it smoky but not too intense.
    • Nose
      Peaty, but not too intense.
    • Taste
      Whisky with a subtle smoky taste, not too intense but noticeable. Vanilla and fruits in the background.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting finish.

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