Lagavulin 12-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill American Oak Casks
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 oct 2015 9:38 am by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

€ 240.64

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

117 users have left 130 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.92 points.

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  1. rottendon scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Classic South Islay style peated whisky. Honest, strong, straight forward. Not complex but not too simple either. That's my thing!

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    And recognized! One of my favorite whiskys, luckily I still have some of ...
    Today one point less than the first Notes.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Strong ashes and sweet campfire smoke hit you immediately after pouring. After just a few moments, strong mineral notes appear, the smoke becomes increasingly phenolic, the sweetness disappears and disinfectants are added. With movement more open flames, more in the direction of coal firing. Put the lid on and wait ...
      After a while, a citrus fruitiness can be felt, the sweetness is back in the form of dark toffee, the smoke overall is more subdued and a delicate peach note rounds off the whole thing. The nose is well integrated. Warmth makes it incredibly mineral and phenolic at first, sweetness or fruit can no longer even be suspected. Later, sweetness and now significantly darker fruits come back, while it still remains mineral and phenolic, but barbeque notes also appear occasionally.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth it is very soft at first, again minerally with a clear peat sweetness, dark toffee and block malt. The mouthfeel is quite creamy, with tart notes clearly emerging towards the back. In the second sip it has a much more mineral effect and also develops a little liquorice towards the back.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is quite long, continues to dry out, until there is only ash on the tongue at the end. It warms up the chest area quite clearly.

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