By: NeatPour (111) 10/22/2013Cheers!(0)
Top notch smokey scotch. Far better than laphroaig ten and edges out uigedal which I didn't expect the balance is great but what surprised me is the gentle background of sweet almost glenmorangie flavor framing that smoke and gentle peat. Really phenomenal
By: andr01d_3000 (1) 10/01/2013Cheers!(0)
Drinking Lagavulin is like taking a sip of a campfire. This is the first beverage that helped me "get" scotch. The nose and finish are both really complex and you keep coming back for more. Top notch.
By: joelbarrett (58) 03/22/2013Cheers!(1)
Knock your socks off peaty. Itll put hair on your chest -- guaranteed. Awesome.
By: gerodim (13) 1/7/2013Cheers!(1)
You can feel smoke on the nose. Then you taste it and it's something smokey again. No surprises also at the finishing as smoke prevails. I really don't know how people can like this one...
By: thebeardedweiss (19) 11/26/2012Cheers!(1)
While its very smooth to drink, I just cant get past the overwhelming smoke. Its probably the smokiest scotch Ive ever tasted. For my palette, there are less-smokey, better-tasting whiskies at better values.
By: mattyrain (3) 6/3/2012Cheers!(1)
Absolutely love it, although there is quite a bit of variation from bottle to bottle. Some bottles are really heavy on the smoke and peat, while some have very little of either. On the upside, all of them share the same mouthfeel and fantastic salty/seaweedy finish. This is a mainstay on my whisky shelf. Highly recommended!
By: mikewfischer (2) 04/13/2012Cheers!(0)
Peaty. Smoky. Medicinal. Ritas fav.
By: magezi (56) 3/9/2012Cheers!(1)
True classic! More sophisticated than Ardbeg or Laphroaig. There's of course peatsmoke, but t is not so offensive style. It's hard to describe. Everyone who likes single malts should have tasted it!
By: Pavlos (6) 2/9/2012Cheers!(1)
This is my first love, the dram that made me fall in love with Islay peatiness and discover more intense drams such as Ardbeg. Lagavulin 16yo remains my daily beater, I would recommend it with the strongest possible way to whicky aficionados!
By: degbert (123) 10/26/2011Cheers!(0)
Ah, Lagavulin. This is not a scotch for the faint of heart. You get slammed with iodine, smoke, old wool, and the sea -- and that's just the nose. More sea on the tongue, with earth, mushrooms, and huge balls of peat. Not my favorite, but I can respect its sheer refusal to compromise. If you like peaty whisky, it's a four-star. If you actually enjoy eating peat, it's a five-star Scotch.
By: Alchemist (51) 9/24/2011Cheers!(1)
The nose gives a woody is smoke and spices, this is echoed in the body which arrives spicy with a rich woody mouth feel developing medium pepper, woodsmoke and giving a nice dry finish. The finish has a slight sour edge but this fades fast leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Ironically if this is left to open up before tasting the sour edge does not fade and is left in the aftertaste making it obvious why a sherry maturation was added to the distillers edition. Irrespective this is a good whisky and recommended if you're not into sherry finishes.
By: scottiesq (2) 04/05/2011Cheers!(1)
Love this one! Peaty, yet has many subtle layers.