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Lagavulin 16 Year Old


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@BDeVriesReview by @BDeVries

4th Nov 2009


Lagavulin 16 Year Old
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  • Taste
  • Finish
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It consistently astounds me that this bottle only costs about $60 US dollars. I see there are more than a few reviewers before me that have accurately analyzed the taste. I seek here to put things in more metaphorical terms.

Nose: Home, loving home. The nose of this Scotch makes me homesick for a place that never existed. A hug from a father with the scent of burning leaves lingering in his wool sweater. A mother at a woodstove, my favorite meal steaming atop it. Their unconditional love overwhelming me.

Palate: kissing a mermaid, the mermaid of your wettest dreams. You've just learned how to breath underwater and you can stay with her forever. But she won't mind if you leave to live a life above as long as you come down every once in a while...

Finish: the piano reverberation at the end of "A Day In The Life" by The Beatles - the first time you ever heard it, with the girl who took your virginity deftly, wonderfully, and with impeccable musical timing.

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jdcook commented

Wow - if I didn't already love this dram, I certainly would now. Very cool.

7 years ago

Matthew_Gidley commented

very well said, sir. without a doubt this is my favourite malt.

7 years ago

jeanluc commented

Quite beautifully put. The Beatles reference gave me goose bumps - I hear the piano echoing in my mind right now.

7 years ago

brucefraser commented

Wow! exceptionally well written review. I'm heading out to seek a bottle of this today!

7 years ago

yossiyitzak commented

Sweet Fancy Moses, pure poetry and dead on! It's amazing when tasting can go beyond the taste and bring you to a level of felling. Well done.

7 years ago

markjedi1 commented

I haven't tasted this one but plan to, but besides that, whenever Mr DeVries writes a review, you simply have to read it. Thanks, B!

7 years ago

scotchaddict commented

I've always found poetic descriptions a little silly but the description of the nose as a loving home is spot on, like a fire's been burning at the hearth. You certainly have a way with words!

6 years ago

antihero commented

This review is awesome. Thank you.

Indeed this is a brilliant bottle.

6 years ago

antihero commented

@ BDeVries:

Hope this is not offside with you. I actually linked to this little review of yours from my website (www.liquorature.com). Thought that others should see it. Hope you don't mind. Let me know.


6 years ago

PeatAndMeat commented

Still the best review :)

6 years ago

Shaman commented

@BDeVries: I am heading out to my camp and we had decided on a "dry wood" long WE... (I know!) just read your review and now I feel like I am unfaithful... Your description is so in tune with what this malt can evoke... Thanks for this one.

6 years ago

Carlito commented

Awesome! I will for sure stalk your profile from now on!

6 years ago

Sebrunet commented

Wow! Your review is quite welcoming! I tasted it through your words.

6 years ago

GMalcolm commented

That's the best review I've ever read.

6 years ago

LeFrog commented

Oh yes - @BDeVries and this review have cult status around here :)

6 years ago

Victor commented

Excellent poetry for an excellent whisky!

6 years ago

RobertH commented

Recently acquired. While I think the smoke comes a little more forward than the other flavors, I find it to be a favorite among family members, artist types, and myself.

Great review.

5 years ago

Jaap commented

Amazing whisky with a amazing review. You just said what I always think with drinkin' this peat except for that Beatles song. Will follow you from now!

5 years ago

Lakeboy commented

I'm just discovering this website and the reviews. Nicely done, makes one of my favorite even more special. I particularly liked the "Day in the Life" reference. Now I'll not have a wee nip of this whiskey without thinking of the song.

Also one of my favorite songs as well -- thanks!!!

2 years ago

achapman commented

This is one of the best if not the best whisky l have tasted to date. The before, during and after taste are all accurately described.

about one year ago

jeanluc commented

Still one of my favourite reviews on Connosr. Had to revisit and heart it.

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Ol_Jas commented

@jeanluc , you gotta use your Connosr super powers to feature this one on the main page!

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