Lagavulin 8

Lagavulin 8

Price: $55 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Lagavulin / Diageo

Region: Islay

48% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 8 years

Cask Type: Undisclosed, Likely former bourbon casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Almost clear, off white

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Buttery, gentle smoke, vanilla, tar, biscuits, heather.

Mouthfeel: Intermediate

Palate/Taste: Stronger smoke, and buttery vanilla. Peat, touch of herbs and ginger with pepper

Finish: Warm, medium length, smoke and oak, vanilla.

Thoughts: Gentle smoke and a buttery vanilla are the themes here for me, not a bad younger malt.

Score: 80 out of 100

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