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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

Lagavasectomy 16

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@Ol_JasReview by @Ol_Jas

27th May 2015


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Here it, the world’s first-ever, never-before conceived, executed, or documented review of Lagavulin 16 fresh on the heels of a vasectomy. Yep, definitely the first.

My two little girls will be the limit of my contribution to world’s overpopulation. This morning, I went under the knife. This evening, I nurse my pain by squatting on a bag of frozen peas and cradling a snifter of Lagavulin 16.

There are a million reviews of Lagavulin 16 around, so I won’t bother with any flavor lists or anything. I mostly want to point out that this old dog can still hunt. I had been in the deep end of cask strength Islay whiskies for a while, and I feared that Lagavulin 16 would seem pale and watery when I came back to it this year. Nope! I was pleasantly surprised to find that it still holds up. It’s tasty, and—especially—it’s FRESH. Freshness is one of my favorite qualities in a whisky. I love to feel like I’m getting a lungful of an ocean breeze never before breathed by another soul. Lagavulin 16 delivers that. It’s not powerful, but it is very nice.

And a little Lagavulin anecdote: Unlike many maltheads, Lagavulin 16 was not my gateway to peat or to single malts in general. Thanks to its high price, I steered clear of it for a long time, all the way until I found myself at Lagavulin during the Feis Ile in 2010. My wife and I sat on that grassy bluff overlooking the little bay and the ruins of Dunyvaig Castle, I drinking my first-ever Lagavulin (and hers, too—since she doesn’t drink liquor), and she trying to convince me that it was the right time to have our first baby. Little did we know, she was already pregnant.

And I guess that takes me back to today’s vasectomy, five years later. I challenge the next vasectomized Lagavulin 16 reviewer to think of a good joke based on the slogan, “takes out the fire but leaves in the warmth.” For me now, though, it's time to change that ice pack...

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jeanluc commented

+1 for the review title :)

5 years ago 0

Benancio commented

Amusing story. Get well soon. Lagavulin 16 should be the right medicine, even for a vasectomy! What do Christmas trees and a man that had a vasectomy have in common? Ornamental ball.

5 years ago 1Who liked this?

Nozinan commented

All well and good, but It must be pointed out that while this might be the first Lagavasectomy review, it is not the first post-cringeworthy (snip snip) review on Connosr....that belongs to @talexander

5 years ago 0

hunggar commented

@Nozinan, I believe @OlJas was poking fun at that very fact.

Excellent review, @OlJas. Very few whiskies are so renowned and reviewed that we can skip the tasting notes altogether, but Laga 16 definitely qualifies. I'll have to look for that freshness the next time I come across this. Here's hoping you get well soon, and that you don't serve those frozen peas at your next dinner party. ;)

5 years ago 1Who liked this?

Ol_Jas commented

Yes, was indeed carrying on the long tradition of post-vasectomy Lagavulin 16 reviews, or which @talexander is a model contributor: connosr.com/reviews/lagavulin/…

Actually, I figured he was probably the sole contributor to this esteemed tradition, but when I google-searched to find that link, I was surprised to also find this vicarious vasectomized enjoyer of Lagavulin 16: reddit.com/r/Scotch/…

Also surprising: Only one of these three pages includes a Bruichladdich Rocks joke.

5 years ago 0

MadSingleMalt commented

It sure super-sized my mojo!

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

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