Lagavulin 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.65/100
votes
316
Whiskybase ID
WB96742
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2017
Bottled
15.02.2017
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Moscatel Cask Wood
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7046DQ000
Barcode
5000281048734
Market
Scotland Scotland
Added on
27 may 2017 9:00 am by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 515.82

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 16-year-old

47 users have left 50 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.65 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had several drams during the Feis Ile, e.g. at Georgie's Masterclass or Pinky's Warehouse tasting.

    I tried to comprehend the tasting note of rottendon below but failed - obviously there is no accounting for taste...  This Lagavulin is certainly not the strongest of all the Feis Ile editions so far but nevertheless a very fine dram.  
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale straw and the texture shows fast thick legs and slow tears. The nose is very fresh on citric fruits (lemons, lime - that vanish after a while) and a bold phenolic smokiness. After that a nice heather honey sweetness takes place joined by malty aromas.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is quite sweet, malty and phenolic. Again some drying notes but this time rather from tannins. Some drops of water release a much better nose but the drying resp. bitter notes of the taste increase too. So nose it with water, but drink it neat. You find this hard to do? I agree, but simply use two glasses...
    • Finish
      87 87
      The mouthfeel is warming and instantly coating with a slight drying feeling of cold ashes and copper. The finish is very long and nicely sweet without compromising the balance of sweetness, maltiness and phenolic smoke.

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  3. huangshantong scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smell is heavy smoke, moist peat, vanilla cream, green grapes, cold, sharp, sea water; in the mouth, first of all, this spicy feeling is a bit uncomfortable, as soon as you eat it, it is spicy, as strong as the smell The smoky style, honey water, salted egg yolk, marmalade, then sea water, shells, etc. The overall style is very simple, and I can't feel good changes, etc., and the spicy taste is very uncomfortable, which is not satisfactory.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Saftkenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An exciting, but also quite inconspicuous and aromatically light bottling. Still, I think it's a nice experiment. Above all, I'm happy about every Lagavulin that has a decent drinking strength. It's always a celebration. Same here. However, the current prices (2022) make this bottle a pure collector's bottle.
    • Nose
      87 87
      In contrast to the 16-year-old standard, which I have in my glass at the same time, the nose here is quite closed for the time being, much more reserved, appears less fruity, but is a bit more mineral. Overall less elegant. After about 10 minutes, however, it reveals significantly more aromas.
      The mineral notes give the smoke a slightly maritime touch, reminding me of salty sea spray, distant campfires and seaweed. In addition, I find fine citrus notes, vanilla, bundt cake with a pinch of saffron, dry wood, grilled pineapple, a hint of mint, smoked meat.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very nice, powerful attack, tingling with a slightly oily body. Significantly sweeter than the 16 standard. The higher alcohol strength is really fun.
      Custard, grilled pineapple, heather honey, salt water, caramel, saffron, juicy lemon cake, white pepper, white chocolate, fine oak spice.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length and very pleasing finish with caramel, brine, fine smoke, pineapple, vanilla and a pinch of ash.

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Peat, salt, lime, ash (burnt wood), pepper, mineral, dry, well integrated alcohol and good balance. It's certainly not the old lagavulin 16, but it's quite pleasant and with a long finish, the slight bitterness doesn't get in the way. 22-22-22-22

  6. Laddie62 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Served at the end of a Feis Ile tasting with bottlings from 2017 and 2021. The Lagavulin crowned the tasting with its elegance and richness of flavors.

  7. The_Osprey scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 16 Feis Ile 2017 Moscatel Finish. Consumed July 2018. Aroma is plastic, dessert wine, plum. Taste is salty, smooth, iodine, quite medicinal for Lag, spicy and boozy with rough alcohol. Hmm. Water brings out the classic Lag nose but the spicy boozy hit remains. Just a bit 'rough' seeming and the flavours aren't coming together for me...Pretty disappointing. 3.25/78

  8. joep scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bottle 768.
    A bit simple. We stay in the very good but the magic does not operate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lemon zest. Pineapple peel.
      Oily peat, gunpowder, cold ash.
      Very small purple side. Floral.
      A little grassy. Sage, laurel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth it is fruity and on potpourri.
      Violet, lilac. Aromatic herbs.
      Pepper, wood, peppermint.
      Oily peat, ash, barbecue.
      We always have a little fruit. Grapefruit, lemon zest.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long finish on cold ashes, peppermint. Cereals.

  11. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. Ulcinj scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. shanz scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nose
    Leather, moderate peat slowly rising in power. Some fruits cooked intermittently. Spice mill with pepper that imposes itself gradually. Woody notes. Sometimes pastry chef.
    Taste
    Intense, maritime and peppered. Alcohol is well integrated.
    Finish
    Not so intense.

  14. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not bad but very disappointing for a feis isle bottling, kind of lack of balance both in terms of alcohol harshness and aromas

  15. maltandgrains scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Good - but the worst Laga I've tasted..
    • Nose
      84 84
      The peat in the nose is unlike any Laga I've previously had. It's sweet, but with some seaweed and carrots in the background. It's surprisingly light and easy on the nose, despite being cask strength.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Initially very bitter, but soft. The peat kicks in, there's some orange, cinnamon and a light hint of fruitiness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long, woody, acidic finish dominated by citrus, peat and some spice.

  16. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A really solid Lagavulin, with a good amount of power and flavor. Approved!
    • Nose
      A nice, earthy peat with briny seaweed, rock pools, and smouldering embers. Notes of kippers, but also a touch of lime and capers. Finally a whiff of orange zest. Great stuff.
    • Taste
      Proper oily mouthfeel. Dark, ashy and sooty with wood smoke seeping through. Nice salinity too. Hints of diesel, as well as a nice minerality and touches of charred orange peel.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices. Chili peppers, nutmeg.  Somewhat dry.

  17. Rom scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    This version offers a peat rather ashy, quite subtle, fresh earth, coffee, a hint of licorice and almond.
    Beautiful thick and sticky texture, the mouth is phenolic, smoke and powerful but with a nice integration.
    Long finish that dies on a floral and saline ash.
    Very good.

  18. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Begins restrained. Removed smoke from the garden fire, wet leaves, floury apples. Hot chestnuts. Baked apricots. Leather belt.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, spicy, sparkling. Flourish apples, white gummi bears, pepper and chimney smoke. Some lemon cream and cocoa powder. Tonic Water.

  19. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good smoky-peat whisky, very finely tailored, there are no special complaints about it, but also enthusiasm, too, too typical Islay, without any distinguishing features.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, soft peat and smoke, wool, "animal" notes, smoked meat, lemon peel, light resinous shades, carpentry workshop, cut boards.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, oak, quite aggressive peat, black pepper, ash, sweetness in the background
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, smoky ash notes, oak, lemon peel, peat, herbal bitterness, dry medicinal herbs.

  20. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The sweet moscatel overpowers the whisky. In the end it's just a sweet Laga. Which is still a good whisky. I didn't pay for a bottle though, in which case, I too, would be disappointed.
    Notes from a sample I got from Franz.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoky fish oil, sweet red fruit, peat, red wine
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet red wine, then smoke, fatty fish oil, peat, dark chocolate, toffee, coffee beans, black tea
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, not bitter, slightly drying. Dark chocolate, peat, waves of wine sweetness, black tea

  21. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    When I heard about this whisky for the first time, I had the faint hope that its quality would go a bit towards the old Lagavulin 16 from its early days ... now this one is miles away and regardless of that, I find it right simple and not very complex. Good quality, nothing more!
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  22. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I wouldn't go as far as to think it's a horrible whisky made by detestable canards, but I do think finishing what tastes like a contemporary Lagavulin 12yo in moscatel casks brings absolutely nothing new or interesting to the table. A forgettable, unnecessary experiment. What you get is a nose very, very similar to Laga 12, with a damping layer of nondescript sweetness on top.

  23. berarith73 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  25. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) On an oak stick burning sweet cotton wool with salt Cheerful, sweet, festival:) (90)
    • Nose
      Kozinaki with vanilla, iodine and salt. Fresh citrus and cinnamon.Gorelaya wood in a cardboard box.Ingir, banana and dust. (23)
    • Taste
      Sweet, burnt paleno.Fruktovye notes, cardboard and menthol and ginger. (22)
    • Finish
      Finish is rough, ashy and sweet. A lollipop with pepper, cinnamon and honey. Teething paste and carom (23)

  26. Matlock scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Yellow gold
    nose:
    a little smoke, light fruits, slightly spicy, cinnamon, citrus zest, orange, white chocolate, bourbon. It's very elegant.
    stuffy:
    a soft and noble beginning, flattering on the tongue, smoke enters the throat, orange peel, raisins, cinnamon.
    Final:
    A smoky finish with softness, length and elegance. It's beautiful.
    a very harmonious whisky, the Moscatel cask finish brings a very appreciable softness.
    91 out of 100 points without hesitation

  27. Talisker_22 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. kaasklop scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  29. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  30. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  31. Paulski88 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I really really enjoyed that Lagavulin so much! For me this has a good balance and I think the moscatel cask fit together with the spirit very good. Great Malt!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  32. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Another nice Lagavulin for this 2017 edition of Feis Ile. To be honest, I'm not sure I could spot the influence of Moscatel. What is on it is that it remains a very good dram, only downside bitterness in the finale.
    • Nose
      We are on a beautiful peat. We think first that this Lagavulin will be atypical with notes of fruits such as plum and prune. But past the first moments and aeration we find notes more "Lagavulin". There are salty notes, sea spray, candied lemon and even a mineral touch.
    • Taste
      A perfect mastery in the integration of alcohol! We are first on peat oil. Then come salty notes, ashes, cold tobacco and a citrus set.
    • Finish
      Nice length on ash, cold tobacco, some dried fruit (influence Moscatel ??), cocoa and a slight bitterness.

  33. EarlMobile scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Very dry, otherwise the typical Destilleriecharakter, only with a little less sweetness.

  34. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun.com : Lagavulin 16 yo (55.8%, OB, Feis Ile 2017, Moscatel Double Maturation, 6000 bottles) Moscatel is a fortified sweet wine not dissimilar to Pedero Ximenez, not much is made these days. Lets see how it gets on with Lagavulin... Colour: Chardonnay. Nose: A pin-sharp, bright, crystalline peat at first. Chiselled, poised and muscular. Decked out with notes of freshly squeezed lemon juice, lime zest, ink, TCP, heather, brine, grilled fish skin and sea water. Not a shred of evidence of sweet wine on the nose so far. With water: becomes more lemony, more floral and a tad grassy. Mouth: Big, undulating peat oils with an ashy, briny and razor-edged smokiness. Smoked mussels, kippers, black olives in brine, a few dried herbs and some kerosine. No naked flames near this one please! Wet pebbles, sea salt, some kelp and a mineral edge. With water: develops a more meaty texture with notes of shellfish, smoked salmon and more citrus notes. Some black pepper and another chunk of seashore. Finish: Big, grizzly and drying. Lots of cracked pepper and sea salt, brine, lemon oil and black olives. More savoury peat. Comments: It’s a solid Lagavulin. I’m not sure what the Moscatel really added and overall it’s probably a tad simplistic for me. But it remains highly sturdy and quaffable. SGP: 349 - 88 points.

  35. decadentto scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  36. SanctTom scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  37. Blake or Mortimer? scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    IMHO, the most important factor here is the price.

    We (Whisky fans) probably pay the price for the speculation on the previous Feis-bottlings. Maybe the distillers also want their slice of the cake ?In some tasting reviews, this one probably pays a little bit the price of the comparison with the previous Feis-bottlings.So… is it cheap ? Nope. I’d tend to agree that 99GBP would have been fine (limit, but fine). Is it the most expensive bottling at this quality out there ? Nope.
    Is it the best of the recent Laga Feis ? Nope, but these where exceptional.Is it drinkable ? Yep, absolutely. It’s an interesting one, knowing there aren’t THAT many Lagas popping up year after year.In my book, it’s an 88 (price not taken into account), which means it’s indeed too expensive, but still a (very) good dram. And for those pure speculators out there : it’s still collectible, but instead of + 200/+300%, you will probably have to settle for +100% “only” within the 2-4 years to come. How dreadful, I’ll shed a tear later on today.   
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  38. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Leather and ashes. Laga or Caol Ila? Pretty acrid smoke. Alcohol well integrated, there is a certain sweetness after the attack very frank. The finale seems to me rather short.
    Finish Moscatel? Ahh, so it was a reminiscence of the Caol Ila Distillers Edition I got!
    Whisky n ° 1416
    Enthusiasm 3/5 (A sip tasted blind)

  39. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very nice expression by Lagavulin (again). This one is much more into the wine cask direction compered to the Feis 2016 edition. More fruits but a bit less chracter profile of Lagavulin. Like the Jazz 2015 concerning the fruity part. Well, hands down, this is a 16 year old Lagavulin (at cask strength) finished in a wine cask. This is a really nice dram but not as much balanced than previous versions. Nevertheless worth trying and buying. Its 125 GBP are a bit over the top, they should have priced it at a reasonable price like 90 GBP.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Smoke. Sweet fruits (some oranges and grapes), wet flintstone (some minerals), earth and some moss.
    • Taste
      Smoke. Sweet fruits, ashes, minerals, wine oak influence, some dried fruits, some smoked chocolate, some smoked berries.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoky and sweet wine notes again. Some jelly and oak.

  40. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    a very harmonious whisky with a discreet noble arc of tension from the nose to the finish no typical Lagavulin, the Brennereicharakter can be seen a whisky that could stand a special occasion or be served to a dish he sets accents yes, I'm in Heaven - 91 out of 100 points
    • Nose
      immediately after pouring: yellow notes, slightly bourbon, some smoke, light fruit, slightly spicy, cinnamon, citrus zest, elegant acidity after a while and movement: barrel, light dried raisins slightly moldy, again the noble acidity in the nose slightly tingles, far in the background the Lagafeuer burns, noble nose, bright fruit, white chocolate with orange peel - wow something completely different, on it you have to get involved
    • Taste
      a soft, sweet start, noble and flattering the tongue, smoke comes in the throat, Orange peel, the sweet bright dried grapes, intense beautiful acidity, light fruit, bitter substances that mix with sweetness, subtle on the throat Lagafeuer, cinnamon on the tongue, spice and herbs in the acid - very noble and very long
    • Finish
      long Acid and citrus / orange, wood with malt and some smoke, light spice in between

  41. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  42. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    not too sure whether I find it better than the regular 16yo, probably not. perhaps a bit expensive but really not a 78/100 whisky (sorry to say that rottendon)
    90/100
    • Nose
      my first feis ile, so very much curious.
      expected it as close to the regular 16yo at cask strength but it is somehow brighter, less liquorice I would say. wouldn´t say the moscatel has something to say in here, no wonder cause second or even third fill casks bought from caol ila as our tour guide told us. otherwise I find the oak is louder as in the regular 16yo.
      so what do I find?
      smoke, tar , brine,  leather, tobacco, liquorice, pine sap, oak, tea. slightly mentholated.
    • Taste
      the palate is brighter too, with lots of salt, smoke and tar. oysters, salt water. very chiselled minerality, slightly sharp when neat.
    • Finish
      long, briny, sooty

  43. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  44. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: strong and very phenolic peat smoke, which always slides into the greasy, plus a very strong, noble rot sweetness, Blockmalzbonbons, the alcohol is quite strong and gives the malt a menthol note, forest honey and pine needles and a few yellow drupes (mirabelles)

    Taste: again this mixture between noble rot and extremely strong peat note, which is even more phenolic in the mouth, also a bit mineral, earthy comes to the fruit from the nose can not be found

    Finish: medium-long, the peat dominates very strong, in addition to caramel and biscuit, and the mirabelle plums are back, the block malt from the nose comes through well, behind it is slightly bitter through the tannins of the oak - in the end there is a lot of sweetness and the desire for the next sip

    with water he gains even more sweetness, the menthol note disappears

    Conclusion: Yes, actually that's just a barrel-strong DE version with the Moscatel barrels of Caol Ila. Nevertheless, a very interesting approach. The noble rot of the Muscatel is very good here with the very strong Laga character, the peat is much stronger and phenolic than you are used to from this distillery, the peat is even slightly Laphroaig direction. Nevertheless, he will probably polarize many Malttrinker, some will love him, the others hate, as the sometimes very expressive sweetness brings a new, perhaps unloved element. The price is quite high with 125 GBP, but the Laga DE now costs fat 80 EUR, and has only 43%. I personally like it really well, even if it is not an exceptional malt - 87 points

  45. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this side-by-side with the 2016 Feis release (one that I enjoyed greatly [91pts], albeit not quite reaching the heady heights of some of the earlier Feis and Jazz Festival releases [the Jazz 2013 and Feis 2014 remain recent highlights for me!]). On the nose, the two are remarkably similar, especially after adding a couple of drops of water. Both clearly display the unique Laga DNA (crystal clean peat, salty sea air and a mixture of sweet and sharp fruits), portraying the first-class spirit that they produce. Over time, the 2017 release became slightly lighter, nuttier and sweeter, whereas the 2016 release became darker and heavier (the sherry casks starting to show through more), but I enjoyed both equally. There was more of a noticeable difference on the palate. The 2017 release was much ashier and more drying, and perhaps also slightly less complex, than the 2016 release. I'm tempted to think that I am picking up more of a Caol Ila profile in the 2017, but this is likely just because I know they used ex-CI DE casks! The 2016 certainly has more layers of flavour. The finish is also notably shorter on the 2017 release, although I really liked the nutty peat notes that linger on the tongue. Another high quality release then, albeit perhaps more of an experiment than the 2016 release? I enjoyed it greatly (but note that there are very few Lagas that I haven't enjoyed...their profile clearly matches my personal palate preferences).

  46. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  47. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  48. Laga93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  49. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    After I heard that it was even used Moscatel casks they got from Caol Ila I think even more that the price is a no-go. They talked quite frankly about it, it's sort of a trash reduction if you will, the task was to find a way to re-use the old casks the Classic Malt Distilleries used for making their Distillers' Editions. As I said before, I like the idea of that experiment, but please don't fool us, it is not an extraordinary super sophisticated special vatting, it's just basic 16-year-old having been put in casks which would otherwise have been trashed.

    As for my rating, I'd love to put a review here, using the weighted rate function, unfortunately being mobile this doesn't work. So it's low 80s for the nose, a little above 90 for the initial taste, again low 80s for Body and Finish. 85 for the presentation and 50 for the price. In my mind that adds up to a 78.

    Just thought about it, I can be quite frank, too. You take the stuff which has a street price of about 40,-€ to 50,-€, put it in the rubbish of a neighboring distillery and sell it to the enthusiasts at the festival for almost four times the price! 
    And then you hear sentences like "it doesn't matter, we're gonna sell the stuff anyway." yeah right, you probably are...

  50. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  Yes, the price of 125 GBP is way too high when looking at it from a drinkers' perspective only.  But at least they dry out the greedy resellers that usually bought this case-wise and sold it via the Internet while still on Islay.  No big business for them anymore, and most probably it is still available at the distillery after the Feis.  Good for everyone who likes to buy a bottle when on Islay and in this respect I am willing to pay this premium (nevertheless it would have been better if they had sticked to the old standard price of 99 GBP)...

    PS:  Hopefully everybody that is dissatisfied with the price tag of this Lagavulin told this either Georgie or Donald face-to-face during the Feis.  I did...

  51. rottendon scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    In itself, the notes in the nose are not bad in itself, but here the acid is completely out of balance. The mouth speaks a completely different language, the Blockmalznote reminds me even strongly of the Laphroaig 21y FoL which is clearly a compliment, but this transition to sugar tears it back. Finally, the finish cries for a cup of coffee to rinse off the sugar.

    Apart from the fact that the result is quite doubtful from my point of view, I find the experiment itself interesting, but the associated price policy as a joke. These are the same barrels that normally go into the Distiller's Edition, and the barrels that came with them were once taken from another Classic Malt called Caol Ila. If I found the result of the experiment to be good, then I would also find a price in the range of a DE with a cask strength surcharge, ie around £ 70 to £ 90, £ 125, but can not do it any more.
    • Nose
      A bit snappy at the beginning, but that settles quickly. Then there are grated apples and carrots, a few mineral notes and some phenolic smoke, quite a lot of acid that does not look fruity, rather disinfectant. Longevity does not change much, in the background a dark, malty caramel touch tries to penetrate forward, which does not succeed. When heated, it even flattens noticeably. Rubber, wet lime, the alcohol bites something again.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, he starts thin, without any note profiled, somehow slightly sweet stop, and the next thing that comes, is a poorly bound alcohol that brings a dark sweetness, which initially reminds of blockade, but then drifts more and more into sugary , There is nothing left of the acidity of the nose here.
    • Finish
      The finish becomes increasingly sugier and warms the chest. Of course, he is also long, but I do not know if he would prefer me shorter. Here, too, the ash tries to prevail against the sugar water until the end, the whole thing is sloppy.

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