Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Lagavulin 16 Year Old
WhiskyLagavulin 16 Year Old
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
TypeSingle Malt
Age16 years old
Abv43%
Rating 88/100

About

Lagavulin, which is Gaelic for "hollow by the mill", is a Scotch whisky distillery, located in Lagavulin on the island of Islay, Scotland. The distillery is owned by Diageo. International Spirit ratings competitions have given Lagavulin's spirits extremely high scores, with remarkably good ratings for the 16-year old single malt in particular.
Reviews of Lagavulin 16 Year Old
says on December 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smokey and peaty but not too bad

says on December 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Smoothness and the right level of smoke. Excellent with a great conversation.

says on December 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Perfect!

says on December 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

Excellent scotch with peated and smoked taste. Indispensable in a collection

Nose

Peat and smoke

Palate

Big, powerful peat and oak.

Finish

Long, Peat and smoke

says on November 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat isn't necessarily its main characteristic, but it adds to the charm. Strong first sip, which mellows down and lingers for quite a while

says on November 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Excellent and smooth whiskey, but not as complex as the Distiller's edition, or something like a Laphroaig quarter cask.

Smoke-forward, followed by leather. Sweet and lingering. Earthy tobacco without the usual astringency. A great whiskey to sit and think with.

says on November 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Dangerously smooth

says on November 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweeter than laphroaig

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Smokey
Peated
Sweet
Smooth and balanced

Nose

smoke
peat
sea salt
barley
sweetness.. sherry notes

Palate

at first the peat and smoke kick in
good spicyness appears (black pepper..hint of ginger)
sweetness..sherry notes
honeyish- wine - matured fruits

Finish

smoke
sweetness
very smooth long finish

says on November 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

was my first heavy peated whisky. i was in a different world for half an hour. peat, salt, smoke. great whisky

says on November 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

relatively new to whisky and bought this to give Islay whisky a shot, my god it is good, didn't know I would enjoy this smoke profile

says on November 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

what a whisky... smoke, peat and Sherry hints... amazing balance and incredibly smooth

says on November 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat, smoke, salt: Top!

says on November 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Smokey, hints of sherry. Spicy finish.

says on November 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Very smooth whisky, great peat taste!

says on November 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Very peaty / smokey with a lasting taste on the pallet. Extremely enjoyable. Dark in appearance.

says on November 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Super smokey. Good.

says on October 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Very intense peated whisky. Smokey notes are quite overwhelming but sea is also there in this must have whisky.

Nose

Intense peat smoke, sea, iodine, some sweetness

Palate

Salt, smoke, ash, hints of wood, some sweetness

Finish

Long and smokey

says on October 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Tawny

General description

The sea is raging with waves crashing against the rock under my feet. The wind is whipping my face. It is Islay.

says on October 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Smoke, surprisingly soft peat, oily texture, briney finish

says on October 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

peat. tobacco. oil. body

says on October 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Highlight is the nose. Lovely sweet taste and great mouthfeel. Medium finish. Don't add water

Nose

Beautiful sweet nose with waves of wood fire smoke.

Palate

Soft. Somewhat medicinal. Strong peat.

Finish

Finish could be better

says on October 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Rauchig torfig aber unausgewogen scharf. Bevorzuge doch den komplexer, süßlicheren Laphroaig.

says on October 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Ofcourse peaty, but when it comes to heavily peated whiskies, this one is a bit on the milder side, probably because it's older than most Islay whiskies. Other notes include brine, like seaweed, iodine, slightly meaty and oily, vegetal peat, slightly peppery and tobacco. Aside from dark, dried fruit notes, there's barely any sweetness, great stuff

says on October 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peat, smoke, salt, sweet, cherry - complex

says on October 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Sehr vielschichtig in den Aromen, ser rauchig, salzig un leicht süss. langer abgang. super Whisky, Preis-Leistung top.

says on September 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

très bon whisky tourbé. prix raisonnable.

says on September 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 72/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Brown sherry

General description

very peaty on the nose and smooth and warm. this is definitely a staple of Islay but very strong on the peat.

Nose

thick smoke and pray with a hint of sweetness

Palate

smooth and mild hint of vanilla

Finish

very strong oak, peat and, smoke

says on September 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Amazing smokey flavour

says on September 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

43%
licht rokerig
vol van smaak
iets scherp

says on September 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Well balanced, good flavor all the way through. Not overpowering. Will definitely have again

says on September 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Tawny

General description

smooth, smoky and peaty, my favourite whisky

says on September 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

ik kende Lagavulin niet maar wil er zeker meer van proeven.

says on September 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Per gli amanti dei torbati un must! Un whisky virile!

says on September 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Very well balanced peat. Recommend to any peat fan.

Nose

Typical peated Islay, but very mature.

Palate

Gradual wave of smoke, but never overpowering.

Finish

Stays a while, but vanishes quickly when time has come.

says on August 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Smells like a hearty campfire

Nose

Heavy smoke and charred wood

Palate

Peaty and Smoky

says on August 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smokey and yummy

says on August 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

slightly smokey, evaporative, light yet bold

says on August 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not for everyone, but i love this one!

says on August 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Rich & smooth, distinct character and plenty of flavour to work through.

Nose

Smooth smoke & iodine, minerally, vanilla spice appears, sherry influence creeps in as sweet plums.

Palate

Early smoked woods, wave of iodine quickly becomes sweet fruity & malt. Rich malt and sherried fruits. Wonderfully smooth and well balanced.

Finish

Smooth, long, warming spice, figs, dates, peat smoke.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

I understand why this whisky is popular. The nose and palate are absolutely flawless. However after swallowing it you expect a long lingering aftertaste which would make this one of my favorites. Unfortunately the taste just suddenly disappear completely. This destroys the entire pleasure for me. And for that reason I wont buy another bottle.

says on July 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 99/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Just perfect.

says on July 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Solid whiskey full of peat. been a staple in my collection.

says on July 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Amber

General description

Nice peat, a bit smokey. Wonderfull after taste.

says on July 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Amaze balls. More refined but I prefer ardbeg as it punches you in the face, whereas this one gives you a slap instead. Love the nose on it!

says on July 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Smoke and peat and a tinge of leather and smoked dried beef. Like standing in the smoke of a barbecue pit

Nose

Smoke and vapor

Palate

Meat and dried jerky, earth and wet slate and must and moss

Finish

Long and smooth with smoke lingering

says on July 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

excellent

says on July 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Amber

General description

Next to 20 year, this is my favorite!

says on July 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

perfect balans ...

says on July 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Peat Whisky

Nose

Smoke, Salt, flowers, orange

Palate

Sherry, peat, sweetness, oak

Finish

Spicy, figs, pineapple, peat smoke

says on July 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smokey Paradise. My absolute favorite!

says on June 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Smoke, rich and simply amazing

says on June 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Smokey yet balanced with complex undertones

says on June 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

peat , smoke,

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

My first introduction to real smoky, peaty whiskies. There’s a meatiness like beef jerky, but also a rich leathery note. Of course there’s the smoke, like sharing a cigar on the back patio. Wonderfully complex especially if smoky whiskies are your thing.

says on June 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

This is my go to, my daily drinker, my rise or die.

says on June 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Amazing taste.

says on June 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Extraordinary hints of lapsang souchong tea and cognac!

says on June 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Amber

General description

The benchmark for Islay scotch. Excellent all around, pleasant nose with smoke and a heavenly taste from the get go right to the last second of its long, creamy finish. I like this a lot and have yet to come across a better Islay.

says on June 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Really nice peaty whisky.

says on June 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

Perfect amount of peat and smoke. Incredible dram for the price.

says on June 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

I'm not a fan of peaty whiskies, but this one surprised me! So well balanced!

says on June 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Торф, чёрный перец, в послевкусии дым и йод. Хороший, сбалансированный виски. Но тому кто хочет познать саму суть островов, ступить ногой на песок их пляжей, я бы посоветовал talisker 10-12

says on May 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Phenomenal drop. Near on perfect

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

My new favourite whisky. Love the peat and smoke.

says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Peaty on the nose, but with a few drops of water reveal many underlying flavors, including bitter almond.

says on May 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat and peat but the mist balanced from Islay by far. incredible experience every time.

says on May 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

just awesome

says on May 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Amber

General description

peat and loved the smoke, definitely buy again

says on May 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice peat, yet balanced. Feels just right for me. Got some bite in the beginning, and the sooths down to a slumbering smell of dark chocolate lingering in your mouth, slightly bitter yet enjoyable.

says on May 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

For all the peat in the nose, a surprisingly balanced whisky

says on May 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

un excellent tourbé frais et maritime

says on May 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

The best ever made peat taste

says on May 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Burnished

General description

smoke, peat, Ron Swanson....

says on May 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

torf
maritim

Nose

torf
Maritime Noten
würze
dezente Frucht
malz

Palate

mild
torf
dezente Frucht
dezente süße
leichte Eiche

Finish

voll
dezenter süßer Rauch
Frucht bleibt neigt zur Kirsche

says on May 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

rich, dark and smokey. the mouth feel was like mint and I kind of had a Christmas tree smell as well. Not sweet or smoky at all.

says on May 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat fire, mesquite, medicinal, dried pear, cantaloupe, ash, sweet liquorice, faint cherry, forest mushroom, stoney minerals. sweet and dry, rich and balanced.

says on May 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

smokey!

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Lean smoke and peat nose, but not overpowering. Sweet and smokey and smooth, very well balanced. Finishes with a calm smokey air and a hint of scorched earth.

says on April 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

To me this tastes like velvet tobacco with a hint of Piccadilly aroma; soft on butter notes with a crisp strawberry linger.

Nose

Blueberry

Palate

Smokey

Finish

Like an old girlfriend

says on April 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

Toller Whisky mit den unterschiedlichsten Aromen, die ich nie zuvor in einem Whisky gemeinsam gefunden habe.
Vielleicht ist dieser kein"Alltags-Whisky", aber dennoch eine besonders aromatische Odysee.

Nose

Am Anfang starke Rauchnote (geräuchterter Schinken) verbunden mit Meersalz oder Jod und Seetang, die mit der Zeit abklingen. Danach kommt eine süßliche, florale fruchtige Note (vielleicht Orange und Karamell) mit einer gewissen Frische.

Palate

Rauchige Note, aber dennoch sehr angenehm im Mund. Neutraler Geschmack. Algig und salzig

Finish

Langer Abgang mit Rauch und Seetang.

says on April 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

心地よい甘味。マイルドな美味。

says on April 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Heavy burnt rubber and wax flavors. A well balanced dram but ultimately rather simple. Sampled from a 1/4 filled bottle

Nose

Burnt rubber, smoke, sugar, peat sweet

Palate

rubber, wax, smoke, spoiled dried fruit, smoke, salt, iodine, sweet, orange rind

Finish

smoke, dried fruit, peat, orange rind

says on April 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Good, need to taste again to remember how good! Will edit review later.

says on April 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Rauchbombe. Kaum ist der Dram eingeschenkt füllt sich der Raum mit Rauch. Der Rauch geht für mich in die Richtung getäucherter Schinken. Hinter dem Rauch verbirgt sich Sherry, süß und fruchtig. Ich rieche Marille und leichten Zitrus (Zitronenschale).

Schönes Mundgefühl, keine störende alkoholische Schärfe. So wie man es halt bei einem Whisky dieses Alters erwartet.
Was mir nicht so gefällt ist ein etwas modriger, trockener Nachgeschmack. Der macht diesen Whisky für mich aber auch unverkennbar.

Insgesamt ein toller Tropfen, den man einmal probiert haben muss.

says on April 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

This whiskey grows on you!! Definite medicinal odor at first but all of the complex flavours and subtle sweetness that follows will have you coming back for more!!

says on April 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

This is way too peated for me. I've had antiseptic cleansers that smelled (ans I'm sure tasted) better. If you like peated scotch, this is for youse.

says on April 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Burnished

General description

A really fine Whisky.... I like it

says on March 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth and smoky. Classical peated Whisky

says on March 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Got me started to the single malt world. Smooth, peaty, great!!

says on March 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Classic. So balanced.

says on March 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 44/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

.

says on March 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A classic...Smokey and peat. Great dram

says on March 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Tawny

General description

nice smoke and smooth finish

says on March 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

This is a fantastic whisky. Smoke, fruit, spice, honey. Delicious.

says on March 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Smooth finish, extra peaty.

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Little bit overrated in my opinion. When you can buy it for under 50 bucks, take it.

says on March 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Like being mauled by a chain-smoking bear who just finished his dinner of barbequed salmon. At first, you're gonna say "Is it in yet?", and then it'll hit you...

says on March 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

too smoky for me

says on March 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

After my third bottle, I finally got into this malt and understood why it is so greatly considered.
It deserves so, because of its perfect balance between smoke and wood, its flavoured taste and long lingering finish. This all makes it very enjoyable and a span above most of other peated malts.
Cheers!

says on March 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

smoky

says on March 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

strong smoky peat taste. nice 16 year old. wonderful lingering finish

says on March 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

The Ultimate Smokey Whisky. Perfect balance between Peat & Smoke...

says on March 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

So much smoke, salt and castles on the tongue

says on March 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

beautifully smooth smokey whisky, age has kept the flavour but removed any harshness. stunning whisky

says on March 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Quintessential Islay malt; an elegant balance of peat smoke and tasty m, sweet malt.

says on March 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

perfect amount of peat, not too smokey, subtle sweetness. can't go wrong on a stormy day.

says on February 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Not sure how much better it can get

says on February 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Bit too much peat & smoke to my liking. Had high expectations, possibly peat&smoke isn't for me.

says on February 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

smokey, sweet, strong flavor and a nice long warming finish. highly recommended!

says on February 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Smokey, smooth, peaty but balanced

Nose

Smoke, peat, rubber, grains, light alcohol

Palate

Smoke, peat, burnt candied cherries, smoke peach

Finish

Smooth smokiness, peat, peach

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Absolute favourite. Got me into the peaty scene. Smoky but surprisingly light finish

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Burnished

General description

beautiful

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat and campfire. Great to just sip slowly and enjoy

says on February 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

smoky

says on February 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Good balance of peat, medicinal taste and wood

says on February 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice balance in peat & smoke

says on February 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

In a phrase, Mothers milk! This and a few drops of filtered water will release a cascade of flavors of this lowland Scotch. My number one single malt.

says on February 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

great balance of smoke, peat and barrel flavours that lift off in the finish with a cooling effect

says on February 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

One of the best whiskies there is, period. Beats out much older and more expensive offerings, and has a beautiful aromatic peat smoke with a deep complexity as opposed to the brashness of some other Islay distillers. A masterpiece.

Nose

Aromatic smoke, peat smoke, spices, sweetness, ginger, salt, oil, treacle, earth

Palate

Chilli, sweetness, oil, aromatic smoke, spices, malt, oak

Finish

Oil, spices, smokes, oak, malt

says on February 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

If you like peat that doesn't quite rival Talisker this is the scotch for you

Nose

Sterile peated iodine notes

Palate

Oak smoke giving that medicinal flavor that heavily peated whisky carries. Very warm spiced finish

Finish

Spiced pepper finish

says on February 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Reallly, really as I read, one of the best whiskies I've tasted. Taste of smoked barley, fine smoke, sweetness. Perfect balance.

says on February 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Nice peat and smoke on the nose, seaweed and spice with a smoothness like no other. Campfire. Mild medicinal finish. Dark complexion and an oily feel. Fantastic drop

says on January 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

smoketastic. good with a cigar

says on January 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Very smokey and peaty. Good stuff.

says on January 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Very nice peated whisky.

says on January 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

une tourbe comme ça devrait l'être. complexe avec une longue finale.

says on January 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very Smokey

says on January 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Takes you right to the edge of your comfort zone, but leaves you wanting another!

says on January 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Brown sherry

General description

Very peaty and smoky, mediciny, and downright beautiful

says on January 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

the best smoke and heavily peated whisky!

says on January 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

best whisky tryed so far. smell invades the room with peat and smoke. flavor is less strong. very smooth

says on January 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

slight peat, smooth going down

says on December 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Nose was too smoky. Taste was too peaty for me, but subtle roasted chestnuts aftertaste was nice.

says on December 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Nose: Ash, smoked moss, charred wood, trailing into a subtle sweetness of sherry and dark chocolate

Palate: burnt coffee grounds, cardamom. Some iodine, but welcomed amongst the smoky notes. Some natural sweetness coming forwards from the sherry cask

Finish: Black pepper. An oily dram, it’s heavy bodied and it’s warmth sits on the chest for a while. Lovely islay whisky

says on December 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice balance of peat against the sweet malts

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Super quality for the price. Peaty and strong. Best with a few drops of water. Bravo!

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

can't stay calm after you open the bottle..
the whole room turns suddenly into that salty windy beach, with a coal mine right near..

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

great whisky

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

A strong whisky, but delicious nonetheless.

says on December 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

won't buy again

says on December 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Smoke, bacon, peat, and salt. Just a delicious punch of liquid flavor.

says on December 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Complex. Peaty. Very good whisky.

says on December 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

my favorite Scotch, complex and peaty

says on December 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 95/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Niet geproefd is niet geleefd. Doe eens gek: eet er eens wat Maltesers bij.

says on November 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smokey, peaty but kind of smooth

says on November 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

The second whisky I bought after reading the enthusiastic notes here.
The nose is very intense. After opening the bottle the room fills with heavy peat and fire.
Peat and fire push alcohol completely to the background. Very intense!
On the palate, what a sensation. Also here the fire and peat push alcohol completely to the back ground. The spicyness comes in like taking a sip of tabasco.
The pleasure after drinking lingers on for minutes.
Great how completely your taste buds are kissed with this great whisky for several minutes.
I would strongly recommend this one to all of you.
what a winner this is!
A must have for lovers of salt and peat.
96 points.

says on November 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Tawny

General description

erg smokey
licht bitter

says on November 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Peaty and smokey on the nose. Richer. hint of sweetness underneath. Peaty aftertaste. Smooth.

says on October 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

One of the best, lovely peaty, well balanced

says on October 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

шоколадный аромат, мягкий, приятный, копченый вкус и послевкусие

says on September 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

A man's drink. May be a little too smoky... if you're a 13 year old girl.

Nose

smoky

Palate

smoky and peat

Finish

smoky

says on September 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

best but really smokey scotch. worth every penny

says on September 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice whiskey...just didn't like the rotten fish notes

says on August 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

favourite smoky whisky

says on August 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

imprescindible. una explosió a la boca de fum i un punt dolç. final llarg. Segur que estarà temps al meu bar

says on August 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Unglaublich kraftvoller, runder Islay Whisky. Für alle Freunde des Torfs ... darf in keiner Sammlung fehlen!!

says on August 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Tawny

General description

Beim der ersten Verkostung noch gewöhnungsbedürftig hat er seitdem bei jedem weiteren probieren besser geschmeckt. Fantastischer Whisky!

Nose

Intensiver, aromatischer Rauch, süße dunkle Früchte, dann etwas Salz und Jod, altes Holz

Palate

Zuerst jede Menge süßer Rauch und Asche, kräftiger Antritt. Dann salzig und Jod, Sherry, etwas pfeffrige Würze und Schokolade

Finish

Sehr lang mit viel Rauch, angenehmer Würze, Sherry, Vanille und Schokolade

says on August 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Ein sehr komplexer Whisky mit
intensiven Rauch, Jod, Süße, Früchte, Meeresluft.

says on August 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Beautiful balance of smoke, peat and fruit. An absolute drinks cabinet staple and a go-to dram of choice. Even non peated whisky fans may be enticed by its smoothness.

says on August 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

superb balance of peat and dried fruits. simply superb dram, especially with a nice steak

says on July 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Heel erg rokerig, chill maar niet bijzonder

says on June 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very nice, as long as you like it smokey.

says on June 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

perfect smoke and lingering finish! although I prefer 12yo over this, 16yo is still a regular go to..

says on June 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Rokerig en krachtig

says on May 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice smokey, but not to overwelming

says on May 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

very very very Leary and smoky

says on May 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

My favorite Islay scotch, all-time classics

Nose

Tar, iodine

Palate

Peat, sea breeze, tar, iodine, leather

Finish

Tobacco, smoke

says on May 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Very smooky and rich flavor. Overall excellent.

says on April 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A favorite. open the bottle ad the room smells of a fire. Just a touch of ice if it is warm which gives a slightly different, softer character. Rich and sweet which balances well the peat and smoke.

says on April 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nose: peaty full nose, woody. Taste: full, oily texture, wood and peat, sherry with some salt. Aftertaste: wood and peat, licorice, stays in the mouth long. Great whisky!

says on April 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very smokey in the nose. but tasty in the mouth and less smokey. very tastefull

says on April 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

heerlijk. beetje vanille. smoky.

says on April 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Heerlijke whisky. rokerig maar niet te veel. Je ruikt gewoon de zee. Middellange afdronk niet scherp.

says on April 10, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

elegant, komplex, intensive Torfigkeit, ausgesprochene Meersalz und Seetangnote, köstlich. Süsse, getrocknete Früchte. Blauschimmelkäse passt hervorragend.

says on April 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very drinkable, was my first peated whisky.

Nose

peat, alcohol, wood

Palate

peat, woid

Finish

alcohol

says on April 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Incredibly good Islay, nearly the equal of the 18-year old Laphroaig. If not for the cost, a fifth of this whisky would occupy a permanent place in my regular rotation.

says on March 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

喜歡這隻尾韻特有的濃茶味道,普飲的一時之選

says on March 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great peated whiskey. You can taste the sea salt from the barrels.

says on March 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

88

says on March 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 99/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

One of the classic island malts, a gold standard worth returning to. Great full, sweet, and smoky taste. Also beautiful amber colour..

says on March 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Burnished

General description

excellent whisky

says on March 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Schöne Balance zwischen Süße und dem Rauch. Großartiger Nachgeschmack, ohne Säure.

says on February 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Old oak

General description

smokey taste in the front of the mouth. slightly burning in the throat.

Nose

smokey

Finish

fine

says on February 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Amber

General description

Un grand classique.

says on February 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Goede rokerige smaak, fijne afdronk.

says on February 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

N: intense alcohol vapors.. leave it a while and you'd get intense smoke and peat ... sea... sweetness behind the smoke and peat... vanilla..iodine..hospitals like... lemon?
T: complex...very oaky and malty... sweetness... vanilla... slight bitterness to it ..
F: very long..slight alcohol burn down the throat.. but otherwise quite smooth I'd say... bitterness.. dry... slight saltiness?

says on February 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

really love this one

says on January 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A good Islay whisky with well balanced flavors of smoke, salt, honey and perhaps salmiakki.

says on January 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Een must als je van rokerige (peaty) whiskies houdt. Mag niet ontbreken in je collectie. veel rook en leerachtige aroma's. Super!!

says on January 25, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

topper

says on January 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

What a fine whiskey this is. After having tasted it. Must get a bottle.

says on January 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A taste that sits perfect in your mouth. Wonderful smokyness and peatyness.

says on January 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Rijke, volle en heerlijk rokerige whisky. Een echte topper qua peat! Zeker een van mijn favorieten!

says on January 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

For sure the best whisky I had so far. Rich, smokey flavour which lasts long. For me this is the definitive Islay whiskey, if not the definitive whiskey period.

says on December 22, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Incredible whisky! Very smokey, nice peat, delicious mouthfeel and a long succulent finish. Easily enjoyed as well. Savour a glass of this over a longer time, it sits well with a long, great aftertaste.

says on December 19, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A good one

says on December 10, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 56/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

better than most other peaty ones. like the smoke

says on December 8, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very peaty but rich whisky.
Usually don't appreciate peat but I was very surprised to love this single.

says on November 23, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

smooth, smokey

says on November 5, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: White wine

General description

Rich flavour with balanced smoke

says on October 31, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Classic scotch to be kept in my collection. Peated and smokey, excellent price/value.

says on October 30, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

heerlijke whisky; vol rook, turf, jodium; zilt, zeewier

Nose

jodium; rook; turf; grafiet; vanille; sinaasappel

Palate

turf; jodium; rokerig

Finish

lange rokerige afdronk

says on October 18, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

classic smoky pleasure. in other lagavulin there's more depth.

says on October 7, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Tourbe fumée boisé

says on September 27, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

a must have in any collection a flavourful beast that keeps on giving

says on September 14, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Too peated for my taste

says on September 4, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nose with rich smoke, notes dark chocolate and smoky finish. my favorite

says on July 15, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

it's not Laphroaig, but close

says on June 21, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amber

General description

A damn fine whisky 10 10

Nose

Nice

Palate

Nice

Finish

Niiice

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Sweet
  • Salt
  • Iodine
  • Smoky
  • Amazing
  • Sherry
  • Malt
  • Fruit
  • Complex
  • Spice
  • Vanilla
  • Smooth
  • Oily
  • Good
  • Rich
  • Balanced
  • Massive
  • Dry
  • Amber
  • Strong
  • Oak
  • Sea
  • Delicate
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