Lagavulin 16

lagavulin-16

Price: $80 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By:  Lagavulin / Dieago

Region: Islay

43% ABV

Aged For: 16 years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and ex-sherry

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Straight Copper

Nose: Peat and Salt. Noticeably less medicinal than the other Islay drams. Smokey and damp.

Taste: More smokey peat and sea salt. Lightly oaked and flicks of candied orange. Clove maybe?

Finish: Medium to long with peppery bacon and ever present smoked peated barley.

Overall: A good drink in the signature Islay style. Overall I think I prefer the more medicinal side of peat, but that’s not to say this isn’t a solid whisky.

Score: 84/100

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