Lagavulin 16 Year

Peated Single Malt

Lagavulin // Islay, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 9807 )

Though not officially (read, legally) established until 1816, there are records that date distillation here going back to 1742. Malted barley produced just a hop, skip, and a jump away at neighboring Port Ellen is utilized. Everything is long at this distillery: fermentation, distillation, and maturation. Good things do indeed come to those that wait. Bottled at 43% ABV after 16 years in oak barrels.

  • age
    16 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    oak barrels

Tasting Notes

"Vegetarians need not be alarmed. Despite the meaty, brisket-y aroma to this whisky, cows were not harmed in its production. Peat smoke is integrated throughout the dram and that lavish mouthful of whisky that you are experiencing leads to the discovery of seaweed, fruit, and tobacco. Hedonists, this one's for you."

Score 92

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