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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Lagavulin 16 YO

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pReview by @peanutaxis

2nd Dec 2013

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I can't help being very impressed with this bottle. It looks like it's a hundred years old with the washed out colours, old style text. Even the top, oblong, part of the label is reminiscent of a nautical window.

The nose doesn't begin to hint at the smoke to come. Mostly I just smell alcohol. The taste is quite dry and a bit salty, but it's the nose that has the huge smoke kick in it. But it's not over the top; it's weighty, but it's right.

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@FMichael
FMichael commented

One thing that I find pretty consistent is the number of folks here enjoying this fine dram.

It arguably sets the standard for smokey/peated single malts.

Glad you enjoyed it as well.

4 years ago 0

peanutaxis commented

I can see why it was chosen as the (Diageo?) Islay Classic Malt. Much more elegant than Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Isla or - god help us all - Laphroaig.

4 years ago 0

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