Lagavulin 08-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - 200th Anniversary
Stated Age
08 years old
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
23 Feb 2016 10:15 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 60,43

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 08-year-old

216 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.73 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Administrator

    I must commend Lagavulin for giving this 200th Anniversary bottling an honest age statement instead of opting for NAS! Fresh and vibrant notes of sea salt, smoked cheese and gentle, earthy peatiness greet the nose, followed by anise, sweet berries and traces of diesel oil. Tasting pure and entirely spirit-driven (8 years!), this Single Malt features a convincing simplicity: crisp apples, roasted peanuts and creamy honey are buried under a thick layer of dry ash. The lasting finish bids farewell with pickled ginger, salt sticks and a dash of sucrose. A true delight!

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Reakwoon scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    There are a few really extraordinary notes in the aroma and partly on the tongue. From this it behaves like a diluted on drink strength, medieval Laphroaig, which does not necessarily come from a single cask, although the unusual notes quite point out.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Yes, the Chameleon Laga. These are now the second notes that I save here, the first ones have already been edited several times. Today he also liked me, after all, he also arrived in Laphi disguise. Specifically, I had told him to be a highgrove bottling.

    Between 60 and 87 points soon everything was there, my rating here but I will not change. Sometimes it is just disgusting on the finish, today it was broccoli with lemon juice and potatoes, that was even reasonably tasty. Nevertheless, there will certainly be no replenishment from DEM! Addendum: I just see that there were at least two batches that could possibly explain the differences to some extent, with the first tastings definitely coming from the first batch, for today's Notes, it is unfortunately no longer understandable.
    • Nose
      Heavy smoke welcomes the nose, Laphroaig style, in the background is beef on the grill, campfire or Barbecuenoten are not to be found. After a few moments, the meat has disappeared. Instead, mineral notes now appear, wet lime, an idea of ​​citrus flavors is to be found, more like in broccoli with lemon juice. In addition a lot of iodine, traces of dark toffee and a small pinch of salt. The main notes are actually lime and broccoli. After another, much longer time, there is an acid note over everything that has a chemical effect. Moving the meat back, it is finished. When heating even more mineral and disinfectant, hand-warm again broccoli with potatoes.
    • Taste
      Also in the mouth it occurs with significant acidity, in addition to the often found dark caramel or liquid block malt. Again a mineral impression. He is not too strong, the mouthfeel somewhere between watery and oily.
    • Finish
      In the finish the acid hangs very long back on the palate while in the foreground the sweetness gives way slowly to an ashen occupancy of the mouth. Here again a little impression of potatoes. The finish is long, but not overly long.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [Notes dated 16.04.2016]
    Pale straw Nose Heavy smoke is the first thing that hits the nose here. Quite quickly fruity notes appear, which play towards lemons and limes. There is also a touch of pineapple. Sea salt resonates in the background. The nose quickly gets used to the smoke and fades it out. The salt note becomes stronger, but at the same time the fruit increases in intensity. Some lilac is added. Peat with medical impact shows up. button In the beginning, a strong peat note shows, interspersed with lemon peel. Sea salt, damp soil. Cliffs hit by the surf. Powerfully warm, he dresses the mouth completely. A smoldering campfire, bacon strips. All the "hard" flavors such as peat, campfire and bacon are enveloped by the clear lemon note, so that a fruity sweetness lays on the lips, which carries a salt note in the background. finish In the clearly dry finish, peat and smoke remain in the mouth, while the citrusy / lemony fruit juices on the tip of the tongue make it comfortable. Comments It could be mocked that a distillery like Lagavulin's 200th birthday seems to have come up with nothing better than launching a single 8-year-old single malt - which, due to its "limitation", sells more expensive than the 16 -Year standard filling, which is provided with a story that wants to strike a bow to the legendary A. Barnard, who visited the distillery and described an 8-year-old bottling as extraordinary. But you can also enjoy the fact that the distillery her friends and fans with an affordable even for the masses filling fills, which also bears in times of dwindling old Faesser an age. For only 8 years, this is already a very mature and balanced Malt, which can not hide its youthful ferocity - but it does not have to. You get what you can and should expect from an 8-year-old, with 48% Lagavulin filled: Stuermische youth with adult accents.
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      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    on the one hand nice fresh spicy, rather light with nice cinnamon in the nose - on the other hand somehow thin. The sample is then enough for me too
    • Nose
      Cinnamon and sugar, light metallic note, acidity of oak and light tannins, light hint of salt, nice vanilla, hardly any smoke
    • Taste
      slightly sweet, fresh tingling, oak acid - slight bitterness, oak spiciness, floral, minty in the background, alcohol nicely integrated - I would rather estimate to 43%.
    • Finish
      Oak, iodine, bitterness, dry, at the end minty

  6. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Have already tasted a few vintages from the 12-year-old, all of which I taste great, especially the 2015er. The 8-year-old Lagavulin does not reach the complexity of the 12 CS, but I find the price-performance ratio better here. An excellent whisky, especially for lovers of young, wild smokers. Smoky, leathery, fruity, dry. Clear and pure, 100% Lagavulin. I personally like him better than the 16 Lagavulin or the DE, my favorite remains the 12er. Nice that tastes are different!
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      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. jbo100 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Gherkin in brine plus some ash. On the palate, the ash is more pronounced. Flawless spirit at perfect drinking strength, but pretty brutal. The current 16 yo tastes bland after you've had this. Bold selection for Lagavulin's 200th anniversary.

  8. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Citrus and smoke on the nose. Oily and breeze (not exactly minty) on the palate, with a lot of barbecue smoke in the background. Also hints of fresh lemon. Finish is impatiently short and prominent since this is a young dram. Nice and pleasant overall, especially taking into account the price

  9. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Finally the 8 year jubilee bottling. I've always liked the '16, so this one almost has a bonus in the glass. However, the straw-yellow color lets me lower my expectations.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Moist smoke, burnt rubber, maritime notes. Currants, lemon notes, iodine. Some floral impressions are also conveyed, lilac comes to my mind. There is still a certain sweetness behind everything.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong ham taste in the beginning, tingling mint on the palate, then a round sweetness with maritime notes. Herbs, lemon zest, willow honey .... Amazingly complex.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Pleasant sweetness and medicinal notes on the palate. Some smoke and a few herbs give a medium-length finish.

  10. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Coastal peat, smoky, vanilla. berries, pear, chili oil, quite spiritual, some bandages, sweet coal?

    Less peat and smoke but sweeter than expected. Very Lagavulin, and love its finish, balance saltiness and sweetness.


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