Category: Lagavulin

Name: Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Spirit Type: Single Malt
Age: 16 years
Region: Islay
Year Distilled: 1995
Year Bottled: 2011
Cask Maturation: Primarily American Oak(bourbon)Probably finished in Sherry
Alcohol %:  43%
Color: Amber + 2
Date Purchased: 2012.09
Price: ~$60


Lagavulin is a Diageo-owned distillery and part of Diageo’s “Classic Malts” collection, which seeks to represent various regions of Scotland.  Lagavulin whisky is rich, heavy, and full-bodied, but could do with a little bit better presentation in my opinon (make it 46% and get rid of the color/chill-filtration!).  Nevertheless, Lagavulin is a favorite of many malt lovers.  Its quality has not gone unnoticed! (more…)