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Lagavulin 08-year-old

Overall rating
86.28/100
votes
63
Whiskybase ID
WB85238
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - 200th Anniversary
Bottled
30.08.2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
20000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L6243CM000
Barcode
5000281045153
Added on
02 Aug 2016 9:33 am by aepiner

Average value

€ 61.38

11 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

519 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 08-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.28 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    2 oz sample

    A super clean, crisp and relatively easy drinking laga. Austere, and a little too acidic for my liking. I like that it’s distillate forward, I like the young age statement, the abv works...it’s good, but it’s just not my style preference.

    Some of these super clean distillate forward Lagavulin’s would be the perfect gateway for a mezcal drinker, or vice-versa.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Super clean, sharp, vegetal Peat, cigarette ash, vanilla, all sorts of brine, capers, bay leaf, lemon juice, a little mint.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Vanilla, sharp vegetal Peat, green olives, green pepper, ash, black pepper, lime juice, soft minerality.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla, honey, mineral, crushed rocks, green olives, wool, black pepper, ash, green pepper, earthy peat. Acidic.

  2. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    One of the few times I found the noise to be unassuming compared to the palate. 

    Did not think much of this release upon first opening. However after just a week of oxidization this is a winner!Noise; light smoke and vanilla with a medicinal touch.Palate; loads of sweet flowers and peat with some medium honey and soft leather in the background.

    Finish; WOW very pungent honey-peat smoke with loads of sweet medicinal flowers and a bit of spice.

    A perfect summer dram. Nice strong complex balance of fresh tasting notes throughout. A very unique peat experience that is not found in many a peat monster. Great value for the money!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. spagr scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Rating of my wife - "it smells like smokers shit in a hospital. Pour it out immediately."

    Me ... nothing to add to her rating. She is correct - it is delicious :)

  4. valasios scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    This is far from our favorite smoky 16 year old, but also not bad, more marine is not so smoky.
    • Nose
      Sharp and oily, first flaxseed oil, iodine, lemon, later sweet fruits, light peat, many spices and herbs, a hint of wormwood, flowers.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily, sweet, a lot of iodine and coals, pepper, harsh, but it tastes good.
    • Finish
      Long, charcoal, woody, light bitterness, pleasant.

  6. DrBardamu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. DrBardamu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=205 Color: Chardonnay Nose: Oh, Kilchoman in the glass? Green aromas, grapefruit, lime, salt and pepper and not a little bit. Honey, peaty smoke and hints of vanilla (creme brulee) and aromas of freshly peeled green apples develop in the glass. Taste: Creamy, quite thick and powerfully salty-sweet. Vanilla with lots of fruity lime and peat, dry leather, seaweed, iodine, marine dew and some eucalyptus. Finish: Medium length - with green aromas throughout and lots of vanilla! Smoke, peat, wet coal, sweet lime again here in the finish. Always getting drier but without any wood. Sweet peat and lime remain on the tongue. Remark: Overall good - for a 8yo a really successful bottling which in retrospect puts out a 15yo Laphroaig loosely. 88 points N: 88P / G: 89P / F: 88P

  9. redsontour scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. interman scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Surprisingly complex smoke flavor, with some peat and charcuterie. Some marzipan once you add a touch of water, and give it time.
    • Taste
      Very satisfying smokey, peppery finish. Slightly medicinal as expected.
    • Finish
      Pretty long for an 8 year old. A good dram.

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