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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

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@JohnoftheYardReview by @JohnoftheYard

5th Oct 2009


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This whisky takes no prisoners and is not for new comers.

This is possibly the most powerful smelling of all the quality Islay malts, so much smoke and heat and a lovely hit of salt.

Drinking this neat is a revelation the peat and salt is prevalent of course but there is a definite hint of chocolate truffles and a sweet chilli finish.

The reason I enjoy this so much is that although it has a bite and a bit of a rough edge is has the complexity you would expect from a 16 yearold, best of both worlds really.

One of the all time classics of Scottish Whisky, I don't even know why you're reading this review, get out there and taste it for yourself.

The Captain.




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jeanluc commented

There is a lot less hype about Lagavulin than the other big hitting Islays, but I think Lagavulin has just as much character and I like the fact it is understated. I tried the 16 yo in bar a while back but haven't owned a bottle.

I would like to revisit to savour a few more drams.

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