Lagavulin

16 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 6
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Specifications
Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: 16 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 6
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Massive peat. Ultra-intense iodine carries a shade more spice than of old. The fruity-sherry notes are clean, vanilla is much deeper. Beautifully layered.
Palate: Peat so thick you could stand a spoon in it. Chewy iodine bolstered by sherry and big oak.
Finish: A little spice lightens the grip of the peat and vanilla. Dries off with malt, dried dates...and iodine.
Comment: A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth.
9.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Lapsang Souchong and fruity sherry.
Palate: The dryness is at first offset by the sweetness of the sherry character. As the palate develops, oily, grassy, and, in particular, salty notes emerge in a long, sustained, aggressive, attack.
Finish: A huge, powerful, bear-hug of peat.
Comment: The driest of Islay malts, and an established classic.
9.5
Visit the distillery
Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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