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Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2016

Overall rating
89.02/100
votes
229
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Refill American Oak & 1st Fill ex-Bourbon
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Natural Cask Strength
Bottle code
1578
Barcode
000281047058
Bottled for
Islay Jazz Festival 2016
Added on
09 Sep 2016 2:15 pm by mad69
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 271,19

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2016

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.02 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfully balanced and complex Lagavulin. Powerful and yet soft, the aromas are all well integrated. The secret star of Fèis Ìle 2017.
    • Nose
      Extremely dense nose, very sherry, and without sherry, where is the Lagavulin? After a few minutes he is there, along with lots of Led er, bright yellow fruit, citrus flavors and a good dash of vanilla over some hickory smoked barbecue. At some distance a fire blazes. Much later, the smoke has almost disappeared and only a hint of lemon comes to a full portion of caramel pudding. Only exercise brings back light smoke, peaches and mirabelles. Warms smoke from a stifling log fire, floor wax, iodine, the warmer it gets, the more the fire blazes again, it goes more and more towards chemical fire. The yellow fruits are also always juicier and more mature, a lot of peaches. From time to time also a floral approach, almost perfumed.
    • Taste
      Rich, full, well-integrated alcohol, in the taste initially very light with light honey, darker and maltier behind, dark caramel, slightly burnt and a little salted. Add to that very slowly white pepper to back a very gentle bitterness.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the sweet tones are gone first, only much later go the tannins, until the end even sweet ash on the tongue remains, and for a very long time.  

  2. cfosterk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    huge batch of 6000 bottles so still available at the distillery at 99.00 today.

    might have some left for the feis for anyone that's going.

    Please don't buy on the secondary market!!

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  According to Georgie this edition is composed of roughly 75 per cent of 15 year old from selected refill casks (designated to the 16 year standard edition) and 25 per cent of 7 year old from first fill bourbon casks.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A beautiful trio is formed immediately between peat, citrus and malt. With the opening come the zest of grapefruit, salt, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.
    • Taste
      Peat very (too) moderate (for a Lagavulin)
      Oily and well spiced.
    • Finish
      Espresso ! Beautifully bitter. Dark chocolate. Length! Vegetable notes evoking the best mezcals.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose & Mouth 3/5
      Final 5/5

      Whisky n ° 1843

  5. Menko scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    With some friends we compared some Lagavulins.
    This was our average rating:
    81 points: Jazz 2015
    83 points: Feis Ile botteling 2017
    87 points: Distillery exclusive 2017
    93 points: Jazz 2016
    I don't know what Vladi had, rating it 29 points, but it couldn't have been a Jazz 2016...

  6. Albaron scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    It's amazing how mild the whisky is despite cask strength, the flavors are unusual and it looks quite young, but not harsh, very interesting
    • Nose
      Smoked beer, a bit mineral, with ashen smoke, lemon, pear, some licorice and creamy toffee
    • Taste
      Pear, then immediately smoke and bitter, some lemon, cereal, a hint of creamy toffee, mineral and some spice with warming alcohol
    • Finish
      here the smoke and the bitter, then tannins and again and again the pear with a hint of licorice

  7. Vipère did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    On the nose, a profile similar to Lagavulin 12 years. Greasy, smoky, marine, a little sweetness brought by citrus and an earthy dimension after a few sips. On the palate it slice net, with the same ranges both fat and coastal. Final rather short, with a touch of leather. Effective, but too minimalist for my tastes.

  8. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting : Pure an average, young smoker with his climax the second after the first sip. With water much more interesting and complex, because the smoke is not so blatant over everything. And I must say that I like smoky whiskys. But before the game with water, he simply gave me less than most other smoky whiskys. And the resolution has made me then at a loss ... Since I prefer the 16er before (even with the same price). 78 points without water, 83 with!
    • Nose
      Smoke. Intense, young and cold smoke. After a few moments sweetness comes through. However, it remains that intense smoke dominates. Water : Fortunately, I added a few drops of water, otherwise the evening would have been gone. How interesting! Two drops of water attract such intense sweet vanilla from the glass, which is actually able to displace the smoke! The nose is more than pleasant, really tasty.
    • Taste
      Luckily more than feared! Even before the smoke hits the sweet and she really does - it strikes. Intense and powerful, she knocks on the tongue. Hardly 1-2 seconds later, you realize why she is in such a hurry - she is persecuted by the smoke. The smoke catches up with them, sweeps them away and leaves ashes. So a young smoke monster! Then the second sip, one prepares for similar, but what happens? Seasoning is here, delicious herbs, sweet herbs? No time to worry ..... WASH ... ashes. The smoke has won again. Water : Even in the taste of the whisky is much milder, but after swallowing, I expose myself as a naïve dreamer. There it is again, the ashes. Luckily, the nose stays so pleasant, at least the smoke does not make it any longer.
    • Finish
      The ash remains in the mouth for a long time, but other impressions can only last for a few seconds.

  9. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I had completely forgotten how good Lagavulin can actually be. It may not have an age statement, but man, how delicious this is. With a drop of water, it changes from a true smoke bomb to a slightly more gentle smoky dram with lots of fruit. Very nice!
    • Nose
      Slightly salty, briny. A hint of shells. Some smoke and peat here too. Wet rope. A hint of vanilla. Apples and lemon. A bit of menthol in the background. Then a note of celery. With water: more celery it seems and fruitier.
    • Taste
      Peat. Cookie dough. A hint of celery again. A herbal note. Lemon peels and milk chocolate. A slightly bitter coffee note in the end. And some spices, like cinnamon, a pinch of black pepper and nutmeg. With water: Fruitier. And more vanilla.
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long. It’s ashy, and a bit spicy too.

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Coal smoke from the steam locomotive. Lemon juice, fresh earth, brass. Behind it vanilla and summer meadow. Rotten wood, old pepper mill.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, spicy. Liquid honey, lemons, oranges, smoky pepper. Smoked fish. Leather, coffee, wood ash.

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