Lagavulin 09 Year Old – House Lannister

Lagavulin 09 Year Old – House Lannister
WhiskyLagavulin 09 Year Old – House Lannister
TypeSingle Malt
Age9 years old
Abv46%
Rating 82/100

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 09 Year Old – House Lannister
says on May 17, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Peat and smoke on the nose with the expected follow on the pallette. After getting by the peat get butter and a semisweet dark cherry. Finish is spicy maintains for a while.

Nose

smoke and peat

Palate

peat butter and semisweet fruit

Finish

spice

says on May 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 62/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

Overwhelming peat with some vanilla? I'm not very good at picking apart these super-peated scotches

Nose

Smokey peat, grass, subtle vanilla, candied bacon?

Palate

Very smokey, smoked salted meat, pepper, fairly smooth, medium bodied

Finish

Smoking wood chips, banana aids

says on April 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

very smooth,

says on April 26, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Its seven years younger and 3% more alc/vol than the 16 year, so there is some noticeable difference. The nose is peaty, but less pronounced than the 16 year. Its a tad more fruity and oaky than its older brother. Taste is not as complex and the bbq peat that i'm accustomed to is not as prevalent. The taste is still great, fruity and complex, but just a tad more harshness on the backend. Its enjoyable, but it doesn't live up to the 16 year. Cool bottle, but if your not a collector of the GoT bottles then I would stick with the 16 year.

says on April 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep gold

General description

I’m not a fan of peated whisky, yet this one is pretty soft and nice to drink.

says on April 1, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Just what you can expect from Lagavulin, smoke and peat. Can't go wrong with this one.

says on March 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Peaty and fruity, with apple, pear, blackcurrant and smoked meat. Saline, banana, liquorice and burnt sugar. Very well balanced. Tried this as a sample, but I'll surely pick up a bottle.

says on February 20, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Lovely dram feels like 16 turned up in peat. I will say I miss the finish of 16 with the uplift but would say its amazing on every other front. One other gripe is the price I think for a 9 year old it should be less yes I get that it is a game of Thrones whisky and you are going to pay for that, plus it is at a higher proof than the 16 but I think £50 pound or around that would be a better price. Hopefully they start releasing this as a standard bottle but I have yet to try the 8 year old so I can't say if it improves over that expression.

says on February 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

excellent, strong and peaty

says on January 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Rich smokiness comes across as overwhelming peppercorn. Delicious.

says on December 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

If you like Lagavulin you'll love this expression

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Fruit
  • Bitter
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla
  • Nice
  • Orchard
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Smoky
  • Dry
  • Brine
  • Oak
  • Honey
  • Raspberry
  • Banana
  • Medicinal
  • Toast
  • Heavy
  • Game
  • Blackcurrant
  • Lingering
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