Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
16th Release Diageo Special Releases 2016
Stated Age
12 years old
57.7 % Vol.
750 ml
200th Anniversary
Bottle code
Added on
06 Jun 2016 5:21 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 140.88

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.84 points

  1. Eifelmalt75 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    I compared it to the Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength Batch 12; what can I say as a die-hard Laphroaig fan: the Laphroaig 10 CS is good, but the Lagavulin 12 CS is simply even better. More depth, complexity and the alcohol is better involved.
    It is best to try without water, for the 58% it is super soft and surprisingly pleasant to drink. The addition of water made the alcohol more superficial, hotter and more pungent !? Great malt. An absolute recommendation for everyone who likes very smoky whiskys with a lot of power!

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Today I get around to trying this version of Lagavulin. Not been disappointed with these versions so I'm expecting this will maintain that trend. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose begins with usual notes of coastal aromas of warm sea air, lemon, and pepper, then bonfire smoke.

    Palate continues where the nose left off and adds smoked bacon, salt, and lemon juice.

    Finishes with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and lingering smoke.
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      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. berarith73 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=231 Color: white wine Nose: spicy-salty lemon, cayenne pepper, lime, vanilla, caramel, honey, maritime and smoky. First fresh and more green. This malt needs time to breathe - it gets better and better. Apples, wax, hemp rope, old ship's rope, seaweed and a pinch of iodine. Taste: Round, balanced and bursting with mighty power. Straightforward, yet harmoniously spicy - just great! The honey sweetness goes with caramel (no sugar), plus salt, pepper, iodine, seaweed, lemon, and peat, as well as smoked ham, lime, leather, vanilla, charcoal and ashes - everything you would expect from a young Lagavulin from the Bourbon Cask expected. Finish: Extremely long and with the same flavors as the taste fades away. Wet ash, charcoal and caramel remain on the tongue, accompanied by copious amounts of phenolic peat. Note: For us, the best 12yo of the Special Release Series! Finally, a direct, straight-line Lagavulin without much pettiness - CLASS! 91 points N: 89P / G: 92P / F: 91P

  5. Rolfpilz did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    The best of all Islay whiskys up to 300 euros per bottle (at least with potential for even more)! The "mother" of all Islays!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      100 100


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