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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

beats stuff twice its price.

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@wue21Review by @wue21

14th Nov 2011

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Where do I start? I really can't put into words how amazing this stuff is. I have been a whiskey obsessor for a while now, and I work in the industry, so have had a wide range of flavours on my palette. Lagavulin. One of my favourite words now. I was working at my bottle shop for about a month, and throughout that time had been talking to my manager about whiskies that we both loved... Every time we had this conversation, he wouldn't shutup about this thing called Lagavulin. I had never heard of it before. So, after weeks of him nagging me to try it, I forked out the $120 AUD for it and took it to a mates place that night to enjoy it while his little brother and friends ran around getting drunk at the great age of 16.

pulling the bottle out of the box, you can tell it means serious business. It just looks boss. Open up the awesome cork, and you get this powerful amazing smell.. my mate dubbed it "smoked meat." And after thinking about it, he's probably right. Think of a beautiful smoked dinner, it has that sort of scent. They say the best sense that is linked with memory is scent, and all i can think about these days is the smell of Lagavulin 16. poured some into a glass, had a whiff, drank some, and i was instantly blown away. my mate still recalls the face i pulled when i had my first sip.

I'm going to go as far to say this is the best i have ever had. I rate this better than the Chivas Royal Salute 21, the Glenfiddich 18, the Jonnie Gold, Blue, and most others i have had. I just can't get over the amazing flavour it has, the fantastic sense that you just want more and more of it, enjoying the smokey flavour, with a fantastically warm palette, but such a smooth finish. ARGH I LOVE THIS WHISKEY

honestly, if you are new to the game, or even a veteran, just go out and buy this, it will blow you away.

Thank you Lagavulin for creating one of the best things i have ever tasted in my life, and that goes for food and beverages, this is just a stunning beverage.

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4 comments

@Tical
Tical commented

mmmmmm i like the sound of this! might just have to give it a try in the coming months!

7 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

Yup! I love Lag 16y! Try Ardbeg Uigeadail for a comparison. They are remarkably similar. In addition, try out the Lag 12y! It is higher octane at cask strength. VERY good!

7 years ago 0

@wue21
wue21 commented

yeah i've tried the Ardberg, have had the majority of their range. Basically any Islay's are comparable. my favourite Ardberg is the Supernova 2010, its fantastic.

7 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

What a fantastic review. I haven't tried any Islay Scotches yet, and it is really, really appealing to me. My birthday is coming up in a little over a month, and I will be going to a bar that has 107 different Scotches. Lagavulin, Coal Ila, Laphroaig,and Ardbeg are a few Islay's that are intriguing me. Thanks for the review! Lagavulin 16 might just have to be my first birthday dram.

7 years ago 0

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