Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
16 years old
Ex-Bourbon & Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
16 nov 2015 9:24 am by ThS

Average value

€ 45.00

2 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.80 points.

  1. besar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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  3. Imp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: dry one with lots of tobacco.

    Taste: also dry. We have some peat and salt here, but none of this classic power and oiliness.

    Finish: peat and salt.

    Overall: initially it was more or less ok with score of appr. 84/100 - 85/100, but when we returned to this one after 30 min we found no nose at all! Some mashy notes appeared. It is more or less ok when you open young cask strength malt and give it time to breathe, but vice versa situation indicates that in this particular batch very few sherry casks were used or they were too tired, aroma lasted for 10-15 min and then went away for good. Sad enough. Score reduced...

    Score = 20 20 20 20, 80/100!

  4. JollyRoger scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    One of my favourites of all-time, hasn't changed much in 30 years and brings back fine memories. This is not an objective review :-)

    I want to address the nose in two ways: initially after pouring and
    after having finished the entire glass for an hour or more.  Both are
    thrilling and can entertain me for hours.  Every little sip is then fulfiling for 10 minutes.

    Wonderful stuff in combination with smoked duck/deer/salmon and i prefer this over diageo's distiller's edition anytime.  There is JUST enough flavour of sherry and wood in this one already, which leaves the dry nature also just where it should be.  The 12yo would be too peated and dry for me.

    Please finally loose the caramel (E150) and bring back the proper stoppers of the previous batches (see pic batch L4071xx).  That would bring the presentation up to the max in my opinion.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      96 96


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