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Lagavulin 18-year-old

Overall rating
90.12/100
votes
324
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2016
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American Oak and ex Bodega European Oak casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
200th Anniversary
Barcode
5000281045320
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
21 May 2016 12:47 am by Odessit
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 547,71

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 18-year-old

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.12 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    good taste, smooth matching taste without great tension
    • Nose
      untypical sweetish, phenol, smoke smelling of sweet barley and peat, pop corn,
    • Taste
      soft, warm onset, on the tongue it starts to smoke easily, sweet barley, herbal sweets with liquorice, zirconia fruits, tart - sweet, on the palate chocolate powder with coconut bright notes
    • Finish
      long pleasant sweet, smoky, peat, chocolate, intense

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Unusually dry, almost refreshing Lagavulin with razor-sharp profile. For me clearly stands before the standard bottlings, but that was not to be expected otherwise. I'll need a sample from that ...
    • Nose
      Campfires, fresh lemon and damp soil are the beginning. Very quickly, ripe yellow fruits and malty caramel notes are added. The alcohol tickles something in the nose, but then integrates quickly. Life makes the whole thing much stronger and more lemony. He also becomes increasingly maritime, before he continues to change in the direction Umami and leather. Warms up furniture polish with lemon juice in a granite bowl.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly warm onset, dry, lemon juice again, as well as dark, malty sweetness indicated. Back with oak, salt and umami here, something reminds of fresh sushi, before it becomes strong mineral again. The maritime notes can also be found again.
    • Finish
      The finish is also strong in the direction of mineral notes and is long, ashy and very balanced.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Unlike the 18 years, he is not so good. He feigns that initially, but then comes with a good dose of youth in a positive sense around the corner. Exciting.
    • Nose
      Oha, that's a little different Lagavulin nose ... Sea associations evoking smoke with seaweed, salt and machine oil, but very dignified and withdrawn and in the distance, what is that - an old cheese roll? Slightly cheesy anyway. Does not bother the positive first impression in any way, but adds an exciting moment to the classic appearance. The smoke, initially restrained, is now in the glass and does not want to give way. Lemon jelly adds some sweetness to it.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly sweet at the beginning with lemon slices rolled in honey. Salt liquorice accompanies the spicy smoke and rolls over the tongue to the rear. Dry at the beginning and with a good portion of wood. Phenolic, fresh tar, Hansaplast, the full Islay program.
    • Finish
      Still dry and still lemon-sweet-sour. It gets a bit peppery in the back.

  4. DenisL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) Very unusual in flavor, good taste and beautiful at the finish (91)
    • Nose
      Orange, menthol, needles ... mown grass ... sponge cake and vanilla ... turf ... sea air ... very delicate and soft ... earth ... minerality and medicine ... dry board ... drying oil (23.5)
    • Taste
      Salt, sweet fruits, ashes and pepper ... iodine (22.5)
    • Finish
      Finish sweet, red berries, chocolate, pepper and menthol toothpaste ... spices ... ginger .. solvent (23)

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=217 Color: gold
    Nose: Dull-earthy-peaty! Leather, iodine, salt, pepper and sparkling lemon. But also beautiful malt notes, butter and smoked fish. No alcohol tips in the nose - on the contrary, harmonious and round with maritime character of algae, seaweed, ship dew and hints of vanilla.
    Taste: Full of flavor, balanced and with a beautiful earthiness. A concentrated load of dull peat and a delicious spiciness with lots of pepper, heavy notes of leather, dried fruit and vanilla. In addition a gently flattened herbal smoke combination runs. Towards the finish becoming drier and again rapidly degrading fruit components.
    Finish: Long - dull and a bit dusty dry. Leather and peat notes dominate, the spice is enhanced with tart dried herbs, and delicious chocolate and cocoa notes go hand in hand with the peaty smoke.
    Note: The second part is slightly flattened and dull before the chocolate notes are used. All in all, one of the most stocky bottlings of Lagavulin!
    91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 92 / finish: 91)

  6. spigray scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    It´s a great whisky, really very good. But you need time and a quite environment to get everything out of it.
    • Nose
      91 91
      This is not a smah in your face dram, wouldn´t call it shy though. subtle could the right word. First close to the 16 yo but with some time you get a little more vanilla, wool and newspaper. Perhaps a little less medicinal and it´s got a lovely coastal side with wet gravel, rain on hot pavement, clams. Compared to the 16yo it has less of these bitter almond notes which are sometimes a bit over the top there! Some malt candies. The smoke is nicely balanced.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Nice lemon rilettes, very clean, bladey. Just the right amount of smoke. Chiselled like a good white wine. Chenin blanc from the Loire? Quite some coffee on the second sip. much more powerful than on the nose! a little sooty.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The finish seems to be endless, a tad drier now, with a little soot

  7. Patrick93 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mosesumike did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting
    notes by
    Ruben Luyten v. WhiskyNotes

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2016/lagavulin/lagavulin-18yo-feis-ile-2016/

    Score:  91 /100

  10. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    07.04.2018 Stammtisch in Schifferstadt with Dennis

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