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Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary

Casual Lagavulin

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mReview by @masterj

20th Jan 2018


Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary
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Nose: Vegetal like a heap of Autumn leaves, brine, and phenolic. A sweet hint of green pears in the background.

Taste: Neat, the texture you get is creamy and oily. It's very medicinal, with ash and salt, followed by pepper, smoke, and charred wood.

Finish: Long oily, charred wood, and earthy smoke.

Overall it's a decent dram, but for $60usd there's better Scotch out there in this price range. I can't say I would choose this again over a regular Laphroaig CS 10 which goes for a similar price. While tasting this something occurred to me, this tastes like a whisky that has too much water added to it. For being young, it's mellow and doesn't have any vibrancy.

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Robert99 commented

@masterj I am always saying that I like my Laphroaig to be a bit vulgar with an in your face kind of style. I will add that I like my Lagavulin to be civilised and well mannered. Two different styles aiming at two different targets. I would also say it is not fair to compare a CS to a low abv whisky.

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