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Lagavulin 08-year-old

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Limited Edition - 200th Anniversary
Bottled 2016
Age 08 years old
Casktype Refill American Oak Casks
Strength 48.0 % Vol.
Number of bottles 20000
Size 700 ml
Bottle code L6075CM000 02499284
Barcode 5000281045146
Price 44.90$ 48.04£ 39.06
Colored
Added 23 Feb 2016 10:37 pm by maltaholic
ovanpuyvelde Review note
a couple of days ago
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
83
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
88
Presentation
87
Pollenflug Tasting note
a couple of days ago
Pollenflug gave this whisky 87 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Weniger Rauch als erwartet, maritim-salzig, süß, ein Hauch Vanille, leicht floral, helle Früchte wie Äpfel, Birnen und Zitrone. Würzige Eichennoten sucht man vergebens. Der Brennereicharakter kommt bereits jetzt sehr gut zur Geltung.

Taste

Kraftvoller Antritt (48% Alkohol), trockener starker Lagerfeuerrauch, leicht pfeffrig, malzig, helle Fruchtnoten kommen nun zum Vorschein, verweilen jedoch angenehm im Hintergrund. Äpfel, Zitronen und die vanillige Süße bilden einen schönen Kontrast zur intensiven Rauchnote. Die maritime Salzigkeit rundet das durchaus komplexe Gesamtbild ab – für einen nur acht Jahre alten Whisky gefällt mir das ingesamt sehr gut!

Finish

Dominanter Rauch, trockener werdend mit ganz dezenten Holznoten, Malz, salzig, leicht süß mit einem Hauch Vanille. Mittellang.

Comments
helmutgw Review note
about a week ago
helmutgw gave this whisky 86 points

F: Weißwein

N: süß, geräucherte Banane / Geleebanane

G: wenig Alkohol, Fruchtparade, Rauch - aber nicht aufdringlich, süß

A: lang, süß, Rauch, etwas Alkohol

+H2O: wird runder, intensivere Früchte

Weighted Rate
86
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
87
Presentation
87
helmutgw
Ruud6421 Tasting note
less than a month ago
Ruud6421 gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Immature. Spirit driven. Lavender, floral. Some baby vomit in there. Youngish peat. Yeah, I was right the first time...

Taste

First thought: gasoline? A bit bitter. Still that spirity floral notes. Feels young. Peat certainly more present than with the 16.

Finish

Quite long. A mixture of floral notes and peat.

Comments

Nope. I simply don’t like this one. I find that there are too many off notes of the spirit still in there, which gives it an unfinished feel to it. Simply not my kind of whisky. (But still, it is not a bad dram, just not as good as I am used to with Lagavulin)

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lukeboone Review note
less than a month ago
lukeboone gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
84
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
93
Presentation
90
lukeboone Tasting note
less than a month ago
lukeboone gave this whisky 87 points
Color
White wine
Nose

vegetable, light smoke peat, vegemite-ish, smoke meat

Taste

raw rough peat, tobacco, sweet type of spicy and some spices. dryness

Finish

sweet spice, lingering smoke with some sea salt. 

Comments
Arno Pelgrim Review note
less than a month ago
Arno Pelgrim gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
88
Landryn Review note
less than a month ago
Landryn gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81
Nose
80
Initial taste
78
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
86
thanasist Note
less than a month ago
thanasist gave this whisky 86 points

Excellent for what it is, more powerfull and vibrant than the common 16 y.o. but surely less complicated than the 12 y.o. c\s. Certainly worths a try and a place on your self. A quality 8 y.o bottling

Dre73 Review note
about a month ago
Dre73 gave this whisky 86 points

Aangenaam turf-bommetje, verrassend volle smaak al voor een relatief jonge whisky. Mooi in balans, ook ruimte voor wat zoetige fruitigheid. Redelijk lange finish ook, waarin turf en rook wel wat meer overhand krijgen en minder ruimte voor andere smaken.
Al met al een goede whisky.

Weighted Rate
86
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
86
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Overall rating All versions
619 member votes
86.07
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
86.22
Nose - Aroma
86.24
Initial taste
86.34
Body
86.08
Finish
85.85
Price
86.05
Presentation
87.14
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