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LAGAVULIN
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Distillery: Lagavulin ("lagga-voolin")
Owner: UDV (Diageo)
Region: Islay
District: South Shore

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LAGAVULIN 16 Year Old, 43% Volume

LAGAVULIN 16 Year Old, 43% Volume

Keith Lovegrove, Publisher, WhiskyMan.com

Color - Dark amber with burnt gold highlights.
Nose -
Unmistakable, smoky and peaty. A distinctly Islay malt.
Palate -
Strong. At once dry with a trace of sweetness. Big, smoky peat and kippers.
Finish -
Big and complex yet velvety smooth..

Rating For novices? Not for the faint-hearted

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Full Amber
Nose - Sea-salt, peat, intense dryness, sherry.
Body
- Full, smooth, firm.
Palate
- The dryness is at first offset by the sweetness of the sherry character. As the palate develops, oily, grassy, and in particular, salty notes emerge.
Finish - A huge, powerful, bear hug of peat.

Score 95

Malt Whisky File: John Lamond & Robin Tucek

Sweetness - 3 Peatiness - 10 Availability - 10

Color - Deep amber with rich gold highlights.
Nose
- Distinctive, pungent, burnt heather, very peaty and full-bodied.
Flavor - Big, peaty, dry, very smooth and powerfully complex.
Finish - Long and smoky with an almost burnt character, very persistent.

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Malt Whisky File: John Lamond & Robin Tucek

 

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