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Lagavulin 12-year-old

Overall rating
89.21/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB876
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
7th Release Diageo Special Releases 2007
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281022826
Added on
18 Nov 2007 9:41 pm
ColoredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 315.13

32 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

348 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.21 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    88/89.
    • Nose
      Citrus, peat, rose perfume, strawberry, caramel, orange and grapefruit. Remarkably fruity.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, pepper and strawberry.
    • Finish
      Peat, orange, dark chocolate and strawberry.

  2. lucero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Maltbehr64 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun: Lagavulin 12 yo Special Release (56.4%, OB, 2007) Colour: white wine. Nose: it is the same whisky as the ‘2005’, more or less. Any differences may come from my imagination only, of which any descriptions we’d better avoid if you please. All right, say, a little mustard. With water: even more austere – even if it’s not an austere whisky. More mineral – which I like. Mouth (neat): it seems that we’re back to a bigger fruitiness but it’s more grapefruit drops than ‘general’ fruit drops here. In that sense it’s closer to the Moon (yeah). Quite some almondy notes as well. With water: yes. Superb balance between something unusually medicinal (cough medicine), raw peat, candied lemons and soft spices. And a taste of oysters. Finish: long again, getting saltier and more maritime. Comments: I think it’s a clear improvement over all earlier batches, even if I know that the 2006 was already greater. Funny how similar these batches are when undiluted, whilst being quite different when watered down. SGP:458 – 90 points. http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejuly08-1.html#030708

  4. pere scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Maritime, smoky, coal tar, a bit burnt, iodine, salt, fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      Salty, maritime, smoke, a bit burnt, fruity sweetness.
    • Finish
      Smoke, salt, seaweed, roasted, spicy, fruity sweetness. Not as clean and maritime as some of the 12yo bottlings.

  5. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Simple but great. Aristocratic dram 
    • Nose
      Tobacco leaves and ashes, meaning light but dense peat. 
    • Taste
      Graceful and gentle. Very pleasant lemony touch 
    • Finish
      Long and fruity, yellow frapefruit

  6. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Taste the latest sample imported from this year's Whisky Festival. Lagavulin will not disappoint.
    • Nose
      The aroma is sharp, sharply sharp, with a large portion of citrus and peat. Eaten as well as vanilla sweet. A little rotting wood, cloves. (93 b)
    • Taste
      Naked acuteness, then vanilla sweetness appears for a moment to lose itself in peat, citrus and tar. The soft, dry, dryness. The mouthpiece is very long and stretched. At the very conclusion of the grep. (91 b)

  7. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Young Islay smoker, I like her more and more. With the 12 CS you never do anything wrong, it is straightforward and uncompromising.
    • Nose
      Intense citrus smoke. Boiling bitumen. Salty and sweet at the same time. In the distance seaweed and fresh fish. Machine oil.
    • Taste
      Sweet citrus notes, fine smoke, smoked ham, campfire, burnt-out torches, matches. Salted lime slices.
    • Finish
      Long and slightly dry with smoked ham, toffee and honey.

  9. Landryn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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