Lagavulin 08 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition

Lagavulin 08 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition
Whisky Lagavulin 08 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Type Single Malt
Cask American Oak
Age 8 years old
Abv 48%
Rating 81/100

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 08 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition
says on March 1, 2021
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Smoke, grassy, peat, kelp, mossy, sweet, vanilla, caramel, oak, char, savoury, spice, green apple, ash, canned pineapples in syrup, pineapple candy, citrus

says on December 26, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale gold

General description

Great great taste

says on April 13, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale staw

General description

Half the age of the 16 but it is not half the flavour. this is a really fine lagavulin, a bit rougher around the edges then the 16 but delicious

Nose

The typical Lagavulin smoke (pine forest fire) cough syrup and a surprising amount floral notes for a lagavulin. Also a little citrus and forest berries. Finally there is a really nice salt water dock smell

Palate

A really nice sugary sweet leads followed by a slight maraschino cherry. Then comes a beautiful medicine and forest fire smoke.

Finish

A really nice spicy, warm and smoky finish. pepper.
citrus fruit and red apples
lingers on the finish

says on December 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: White wine

General description

Smoked, salted meat with a nice bourbon barrel spice. Want this on hand all of the tine.

Nose

Smoked meat covered in salt. Beach bonfire. Something like a funnel cake at a fair.

Palate

Enters salty and thin then builds into smoked meat, gets sweeter with sugared citrus.

Finish

Spicy oak with lemon sweetness. Smoke lingers. More.

says on May 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great but delicate too for a lagavulin

says on March 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 64/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

i taste dry white whine

says on January 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale staw

General description

Light Peaty Islay,
Kind of one note but a very nice note it is.

Nose

Peat smoke, pear

Palate

Smoke, medicinal, very light Vanilla note a bit of honey pear

Finish

Sweetness, then alcohol burn, and smokey

says on December 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: White wine

General description

smoke salt and vanilla sweetness

says on November 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 42/100
Color: White wine

General description

peaty

says on November 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat and smoke forward, more so than Laga 16, more obvious with less complex but more exciting, fresh, with more tongue-tingling than Laga 16. Not sweet compared to Ardbeg 10 or Laphroiag QC, drier and more precise, surgical. Not sure I like that..

says on October 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat notes well pronounced while it's smokiness is fairly balanced. Would be perfect to water it down to 43 or 44 alcohol

says on October 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

In der Nase unauffällig, Geschmack schön smooth, langer Abgang.

says on October 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: White wine

General description

Don't expect anything like the Lagavulin 16 or 12. Completely different. More smokey and less peaty. Light finish.

says on August 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: White wine

General description

A step down from the 16 and 12 year expressions, but not that far down the ladder. It still exudes that smoky sweet character that is notorious of the distillery, but unlike the older versions its just a bit less refined and not as complex. The wonderful chestnut smokiness is not as evident, but there's and nice oaky sweetness in its place - still very good though.

says on August 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

good, functional party whisky. weirdly similar to Ardbeg 10.

says on July 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Shows more of the distillery character being a younger spirit, less oak and woody characteristics but epic smoke !

says on July 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lighter than 16 yr, just as intense and complex.

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

General description

As a fan of the 16Y and the 16Y DE i was very curious about this one.
This 200th anniversary Lagavulin 8 comes at 48% and has a white wine appearance.

Nosing reveals heavy sweet peat, a bonfire of young wood slowly roasting meat.
A nutty and fruity part complete this very satisfying nosing.

The tasting has fewer components, but a nutty sweetness and nice oily smoke stays.
A little bit dissapointing.

But the very long spicy finish gets the score back on level.
A lingering warm spicy bonfire and a very nice sweet peat.
A nice one to try, but it won't replace the 16Y or 16Y DE on my shelf.
For the same money I would advise the older brother.

80 points.

says on June 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Intense, quick, sea and salt, an Islay classic

says on June 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Amber

General description

tastes like a Highlands and Islay combo

says on June 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peat and smoke. well balanced not in your face

says on April 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

a little salt initially but nice peat and smokey balance. like catching up with an old friend

says on April 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Delicate yet with a personnality. happy birthday

says on March 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

not as rich as the 16 yo. A little sharp on the tongue in the beginning. But the taste is great. lots of peat and vanilla sweetness.

it has a very pale colour... no caramel added i think. maybe even non chill filtered.

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Nice whisky

says on March 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 5/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

geht gar nicht

says on February 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 13/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

hated it. least favorite

says on December 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not as sophisticated as Laphroaig. Rougher taste but that's OK.

says on November 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peat and smoke ok, but in my mouth it feels a little bit too fresh and new.....

says on November 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Rauchig ausgewogene

Nose

Frische Noten von Zitrus und etwas Rauch. Dahinter die Erinnerung an Milchschokolade, Tee und Getreide. Leicht maritim.

Palate

Leicht trocken und dennoch sanft auf der Zunge. Süßer Rauch gibt Raum für eine zunehmende Schärfe

Finish

Langanhaltend und rauchig süß

says on August 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

As smokey, peaty punch in the face...

says on May 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

It's a little too smokey and peaty for my tastes, but if you like that sort of flavor then this is a good Scotch.

says on February 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

un regal

says on November 14, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice, light peatet

says on September 27, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

interesting to taste a young lag, highly enjoyable although on this occasion I think I prefer the older standard release.

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Flavour profile

  • Smoke
  • Salt
  • Peat
  • Sweet
  • Fruit
  • Lemon
  • Fresh
  • Young
  • Malt
  • Smoky
  • Citrus
  • Delicate
  • Old
  • Orange
  • Long finish
  • Dry
  • Vanilla
  • Strong
  • Spice
  • Sea
  • Complex
  • Lovely
  • Good
  • Fire
  • Clean
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