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Lagavulin 18-year-old

Overall rating
90.04/100
votes
300
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
Barcode
5000281045320
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
21 May 2016 12:47 am by Odessit
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 518,18

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 18-year-old

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.04 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. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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)

  6. 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

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

    07.04.2018 Stammtisch in Schifferstadt with Dennis

  8. mosesumike did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    90 / 91 from Malt Reviews

    https://youtu.be/8tFiWm_3iic

  9. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A nice dram but for me not better than the 12y Cask Strength versions. It is more balanced somehow but therefore also a bit unspectacular. Would be a nice "daily dram" but for 70-100€ but as it has reached 300€ now, simply too expense!
    • Nose
      citric, smoke & honey. Malty caramel afterwards.. A bit more refreshing than the standard ones and also balanced!
    • Taste
      Smooth & very well balanced mouth which brings back the nose elements. The malty part is a bit more intense now and the dram is quite dry. 
    • Finish
      Very nice finish which is middle long and full of smoke. I like it!

  10. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    a great, fresh Lagavulin, complex and balanced.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, juicy, orangy at the beginning, fresh mint and only a little smoke. Later saltier, fleshier, as Lagavulin is known.
    • Taste
      also incredibly refreshing, chilled ouzo in the beginning, but salty and spicy. Then in the middle iodine and smoked salmon. Some apricot jam. Never true.
    • Finish
      very long, salty and slightly smoky, very balanced.

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