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Lagavulin 08-year-old

Overall rating
85.46/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition - 200th Anniversary
Bottled
04.08.2016
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak Casks
Number of bottles
20000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6217CM000 06125828
Barcode
5000281045146
Added on
25 Sep 2016 5:00 pm by The_Wolfman

Average value

€ 59.68

4 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

355 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 08-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.46 points

  1. marmeladow scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The freshly opened bottle is young, grassy and acidic-metallic. Alcohol and smoke dominate.
    Has developed surprisingly well in the 2 months after uncorking, has become rounder and more velvety-smooth. The initially dominant notes of sour bitterness and intense phenol tones have regressed considerably, so that the distillery character with flavors of sweetness, fruit and citrus including well-integrated peatiness could now play a more prominent role.
    Overall, however, not completely convincing, no comparison with Lagavulin 16yo or Laphroaig QC. The price seems too high for what is on offer.

  2. levanchedia scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Already a good Lagavulin - but for birthday you would have wished for a little more spectacle!
    It's a pity that the best distillery on Islay's south coast does not look like its two neighbors!
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      powerful onset, subliminal citrus aromas, strong smoke, spiciness;
    • Taste
      mild, dry onset, lime, lemon, cold smoke, malt; still young!
    • Finish
      medium-long, malty finish; light smoke sounds like!

  6. cmanthei scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Surprisingly high fresh fruit content for such a young Islay whisky. Banana skin, fresh apple skin and pineapple are hugged by a healthy dose of antiseptic and campfire. A beautiful whisky, love the fresh, primary character of the fruit.

  7. cmanthei scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Surprisingly high fresh fruit content for such a young Islay whisky. Banana skin, fresh apple skin and pineapple are hugged by a healthy dose of antiseptic and campfire. A beautiful whisky, love the fresh, primary character of the fruit.

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    sur un 3e fût ex bourbon ,pour ne retenir que l'âme de la distillerie!

    de la tourbe,imposante,citronnée,de l'herbe humide,et qui reste en bouche,un concentré  de senteurs simples mais tenaces avec une finition longue!

    un bon dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    It's hard to say why it is so drinkable and also enjoyable but it's kind of light and easy - Slàinte!
    • Nose
      Extremely salty and seaweedy but good, hints of vanilla, of course peat'n smoke
    • Taste
      Fresh, balanced peat and smoke, little bit fruity and citric
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, going into grapefruits but not drying

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