Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release Diageo Special Releases 2002
Stated Age
12 years old
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 563.19

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.12 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2003]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 65 Euro in November, 2002.

    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 this 90.  My notes state a clean and flawless "naked" Lagavulin.

  2. Gregers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Classic Lagavulin.

    Review: https://youtu.be/TD8qNFkcbZI
    • Nose
      89 89
      Classic Laga notes. Bonfire, embers, very light medicinal camphor notes, lemon oil, lemon zest, smoked herring. Sweet yellow flowers, honey, smoked vanilla, fresh leather. Good nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Hot, good burn, but not too much, nice peppery tingle. Then quite a good dose of lemon oil, cane sugar sweetness, camphor, medicinal notes, light smoke, then oak enters with a large presence, fortunately with a bit of barley, but still heavy on the bitter notes. Good stuff for Laga lovers, but might be challenging if you're not one. Second chew is slightly more fruity, minty, sweetness is up and bitterness down, so much better balance. good smoke, good presence, some liquorice offering some dryness and light bitterness, better than the oak. Third chew brings more smoke, fresh ginger, more sweetness, toffee, lemon oil, camphor, if you love this stuff it's fantastic, and if not it's probably too challening.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slightly dry, good smoke, light ginger, light camphor, light toffee, some lemon oil, a bit of mint, and liquorice.

  3. Ulcinj scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

  6. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just strong, the 12 CS.
    • Nose
      Cold smoke, but fresh and citric sweet. Slightly rainy tar and gum abrasion. Not a bit snappy, rather gallant and inviting, while modestly concealing the power that is in him.
    • Taste
      The sweet smoke from the nose, it comes directly to the tongue. He is strong, but not nearly as strong as the 58% suspect. Wonderful, though (because?) Undiluted. Mildly smoked fish, tar, seaweed, salt, pepper, machine oil - everything is there. In addition, always tart sweetness of lemons, sometimes grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, ash flakes from the campfire (wood and peat soil), lemon sorbet and slightly peppery.

  8. jean-hugues scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

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

  9. Whisky scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    N: nice peat reminds me of 70's Ardbeg or caol ila from about 1980. For me it is a bit more difficult to get under the peat.
    T: after the peat silky soft, some honey, pepper, here also some firs, a little bit groundy
    F: nice bitter, pepper and and there is some citrus hanging, fresh spicy I would say

  10. Feusi scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Enormously powerful Lagavullin. Spicy, peaty with a nice smoke and some bitter herbs in the heavy body. Should be diluted with water to produce better oaky notes.


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