Rating 95
Style
Whiskey
Classification Single Malt
Age Statement 16 Years
Produced In Scotland
ABV 43%
Availability Year Round
Price $99.00 
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Review Updated 2022-08-22

Lagavulin Islay Single Malt 16 Years Review

One of the finest whiskies from the Scottish Isle of Islay, Lagavulin 16 Years is a flag bearer peated single malt. While earth and smoke define this whisky, those signature characteristics of the style are well incorporated from start to finish. Among the haze of smoke, there’s an attractive fruity character, notes of light caramel and vanilla, and a spray of salty seawater. Prickly spice lingers on a contemplative finish, during which point you will surely find yourself considering whether it’s time to explore more peated single malt offerings and other bottles from this producer. (It is.)

Lagavulin Islay Single Malt 16 Years Pros And Cons

Pros
  • Incredibly complex character
  • Delivers so much more than just peat
  • Relatively well priced
Cons
  • May have too much smoke for some
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Lagavulin Islay Single Malt 16 Years
One of the finest whiskies from the Scottish Isle of Islay, Lagavulin 16 Years is a flag bearer peated single malt. While earth and smoke define this whisky, those signature characteristics of the style are well incorporated from start to finish. Among the haze of smoke, there’s an attractive fruity character, notes of light caramel and vanilla, and a spray of salty seawater. Prickly spice lingers on a contemplative finish, during which point you will surely find yourself considering whether it’s time to explore more peated single malt offerings and other bottles from this producer. (It is.)

Reviewed On: 12-07-2020
95
POINTS
Lagavulin Islay Single Malt 16 Years
One of the finest whiskies from the Scottish Isle of Islay, Lagavulin 16 Years is a flag bearer peated single malt. While earth and smoke define this whisky, those signature characteristics of the style are well incorporated from start to finish. Among the haze of smoke, there’s an attractive fruity character, notes of light caramel and vanilla, and a spray of salty seawater. Prickly spice lingers on a contemplative finish, during which point you will surely find yourself considering whether it’s time to explore more peated single malt offerings and other bottles from this producer. (It is.)

Reviewed On: 12-07-2020