Lagavulin 16 yo
16 yo
Ex-Sherry casks
Color : clear gold.
Nose : smoke. Definitly. Quite oily like a can of anchovy. Algae.
Palate : very round, with the oil from the nose confirming its presence. The liquid fills the mouth of a light smoke . Not acre or sulfuric at all. Algaes. Seaside after a tempest, with dozens of fishes on the beach. There is peat in the back, with a bit of the malted barley.
Finish : short and spicy with sea salt. Very round thanks to the use of Sherry casks. The marine character of the distillery really exposes its presence.
Comments : what a dram this is ! It’s a classic from the classic and you should always have a bottle at home ! Well balanced, distinctive flavours, everyone knows the Laga 16.
Lagavulin 16 years old
7.5Readers' Review
Reader Rating: (7 Votes)

2 Responses

  1. Philippe Hubert

    To me, this dram is as close to perfection as it can be. An old reliable friend that’s always there despite that you’ve been experimenting unfaithfully all over the place. At 120$ in Québec, it’s one of the best bang for the buck you can find for a 16 yo scotch.


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I never liked vodka&orange or vodka&cranberry while going out in the Montreal Clubs. I was always drinking whisky&ginger ale or whisky&coke. At some point, I just let go of the liquors and started drinking whisky neat... I hated the taste but damn was I a badass in front of my friends ! Eventually, I stopped being a douche and started enjoying finer drams. Today, I’m making it my mission to taste every whisky and to know everything there is to know about spirits, wine and beer !

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