Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
750 mL bottle | LCBO#: 207126
Considered by many to be the benchmark for Islay malts this classic pours a golden amber colour and wafts from your glass with intense smoky peat and iodine. The palate is full flavour, rich and smooth with peat, figs, dates, and vanilla followed by an enduring smoky and dry finish.
Satisfyinglagavulin 2005 Distillers Edition
Sorry, but can anyone explain to me how this can be a 16 years old Lagavulin? Even if this was distilled on the 1st of January 2005 and bottled on the 31st of 2020 which is not the case, to be absol
By @markjedi14 months ago5088
Lagavulin is sometimes described as the Aristocrat of Islay. This whisky is so popular that the distillery sometimes has to cope with stock shortages. It is, by the way, the Lagavulin Distillers Edi
By @markjedi14 months ago2088
The Lagavulin 12 is a mainstay in the Special Releases. This one is a vatting of refill American oak.Ka-boom! Ive only just poured this baby and already know its going to be grand. A chiseled nose on
By @markjedi1 about one year ago4789
Because of the corona crisis no Islay Malt & Music Festival this year, but luckily a special release for Feis Ile 2020 was released. Only problem: Diageo offered it online, but only for people who could
By @markjedi1 about one year ago1088
Whenever I receive a sample parcel I’m always a little excited to open it and see what treasures are inside. Often, Mr. D sticks one in that really gets the juices flowing. I’m not amending that last
By @RianC about one year ago4191
We all know that Lagavulin leans towards the peaty side, but -how could we balance that and, still, recognise it as such? Well, here’s a crazy idea: PX casks.So we get some barrels that previously were
By @huineman about one year ago7291
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Lagavulinsingle Malt Scotch Whisky
Part of the triumvirate of heavily-peated southern Islay malts, alongside Ardbeg and Laphroaig, Lagavulin distillery was officially founded in 1816 by John Johnston and is now owned by drinks giant Diageo it has been the Islay representative of Diageo’s Classic Malts selection since 1987.
Lagavulin is almost exclusively matured in ex-bourbon casks, meaning its robust, uncompromising smoke and salted-fish character comes storming out of the glass unhindered. It has converted untold numbers of people to whisky drinking and remains the firm favourite of countless malt fans worldwide. One of its most high-profile fans, albeit a fictional one, is Ron Swanson. This character from Parks and Recreation, played by Nick Offerman, loves Lagavulin so much that he not only visited the distillery, but also starred in a 45-minute promotional video for them.
Allocations of the standard 16 Year Old are never adequate to satisfy demand for the product, resulting in frequent shortages. Diageo solves this problem by also releasing a cask strength 12 Year Old almost every year, along with the vintage-dated Distillers Edition series, which has been finished in sweet Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and has won numerous awards in its own right.
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Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 75cl
Intensely flavoured, peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness.
PALATEDry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.
FINISH A long, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.
Revered by connoisseurs and experts, Lagavulin is known as the king of Islay. It is an ‘essential’ Scotch Whisky that any connoisseur or enthusiast must have in their collection one of the world’s favourite Malt Whiskies. Aged in oak casks for at least 16 years, this much sought-after Single Malt has the massive peat-smoke flavour that’s typical of southern Islay, while also offering richness and a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram.
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The Story Of Lagavulin
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In 1742 there were at least ten illicit stills at Lagavulin, and it would be another 74 years until local farmer John Johnston founded the first legal distillery, in sight of Dunyvaig Castle. Its name may have changed over the years, but the quiet power of peat and smoke that pervades this masculine malt has not.