Lagavulin 16 Year Old
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Lagavulin 16 Year Old

(0.75l, 43%)


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This heavyweight is standing in the upper-right corner of our flavor boxing ring. 
 
Lagavulin certainly is one of the most robust, peaty Islay malts around. Established in 1816, the Lagavulin Distillery is located on the Isle of Islay, where you find miles of peat bog that provides the raw material that influences the Lagavulin. 
 
Combined, a slow fermentation (between 55 and 75 hours), slow distillation (around 5 hours for the first distillation and more than 9 hours for the second) and long maturation ensure that Lagavulin develops all of its long, rich and peaty characteristics. This malt spends 16 years breathing the sea-salt air, mainly in refill European oak casks. It's the Quintessential Lagavulin. The classic, and the most popular in the Lagavulin range, it has won too many awards AND too many hearts to count! Take it, run, and don't look back. 


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  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    16 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Refill European oak casks

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep amber gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Intensely concentrated flavor, massive peat smoke with ultra-intense iodine. The fruity-sherry notes, vanilla and  Lapsang Souchong.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A rich, dried fruit sweetness of the sherry character with clouds of smoke and strong, barley-malt flavors. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of salty and peppery smoke.
 
Finish
Huge, long, warming and peppery with a distinct appetizing sweetness. A little spice lightens the grip of the peat and vanilla. Water brings out Indian spices. 

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Ratings & Reviews
guest
guest,
Taste like oak barrel
 
Jason
Jason,
Amazing stuff. Smoother than the 8 year in my opinion. This will be one of my go-to beverages for years to come.
 
guest
guest,
Perfect amount of smoke and peat flavor. Warm on the tongue. Outstanding all the way around if you like smokey taste.
 
Arvind
Arvind,
As close to perfection as one can get without breaking (or denting) the bank
 
Andrew
Andrew,
To me, the perfect whiskey if you like peated malts. Rich, warming smoke, but not overpowering. Finishes with almost a salty, sweetness..... If that's even a thing....
 
Victor
Victor,
Very smooth and balanced. Heavy on smoke and peat but not so much as to turn ones palate. Hints of sweet vanilla and sherry on the finish. An amazing Islay
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smokey, peaty. And taste that is balanced and complete.
 
guest
guest,
Simply put, this whisky is excellent!
 
guest
guest,
My favorite
 
John
John,
This is the best of the Islays on my shelf right now. Strong start with a buttery finish. Love it!
 
Steven
Steven,
Great smoky smell and flavor. Very smooth, if you like peat this one is for you.
 
John
John,
Love the Smokey flavor
 
John
John,
My whiskey indeed. Ever since I tried this scotch, it has forever changed the way I look at whiskeys. It is hard to not compare all drinks to it. Smokey and peat flavor throughout but smooth at the finish. I would highly recommend every whiskey drinker to at least try once.
 
Nicolas
Nicolas,
Be warn. If you don’t like smoky alcohol, stay away. If yes, this one is for you. It’s very good. The taste is so long in the mouth. After a first soft kick to the nose. It fills you. But going around all your took. And warm you with his great feeling along your throat. But you have this nice back feeling of soft sweetness. That can make it easily drinkable for beginner. He will be part of my home bar.
 
Brian
Brian,
I guess my scotch pallet is finally evolving as I was never a fan of smoke until I tried Lagavulin 16. Definite smoke on the nose and the front end of my pallet, then like magic the smoke vanishes into a delightful smooth finish!
 
Sandi
Sandi,
Hands down favorite peaty scotch! Smooth yet complex with spice and smoke. The sweetness European oak rounds it out beautifully.
 
Eulogi
Eulogi,
Too smoky
 
Gerry
Gerry,
Excellent taste and body, lots of flavor
 
Eric
Eric,
Wow, smiley, peat. Finishes strong
 
Christopher
Christopher,
So good that my peat hating wife will happily drink a dram with me
 
Will
Will,
My favorite peated scotch!
 
Tim
Tim,
Favorite all time scotch
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Love it taste of oak and strong smokiness are awesome
 
John
John,
My Favorite Scotch so far, Smoky and Yummy, just a great drink from start to finish.
 
Kirsten
Kirsten,
The best bottle I have ever had. I almost cried. super complex sweet smoky peat fruit and a long finish. Worth every penny. I have already ordered a second bottle and will probably order a case after my collection is finished
 
Kirsten
Kirsten,
Worth every penny I never believe in giving anything a 10 but this one blew me away smokey sweet complex long finish makes you want to cry it's so amazing
 
Dan
Dan,
Probably the best whisky in the world... (In my opinion)
 
Naveen
Naveen,
Its just wonderful!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smokey and smooth
 
Gabe
Gabe,
Best most smooth, great flavor single malt going. Love the smokiness. Best single imho
 
Travis
Travis,
Huh
 
André
André,
Definitely a smoky one. It didn’t stand out to me to much compared to similar bottles but to be fair I’ve been a bit out of the smoky trench lately.
 
James
James,
A little overwhelmingly peaty. Really have to be in right mood
 
Julia
Julia,
Complex but way too peaty and smoky for me! But if you like that, you will Love this One I think
 
guest
guest,
my favourite peated whiksy in this price range
 
Brenton
Brenton,
Beautiful balance with smokiness and buttery, vanilla finish! One of my favorites and one I try to have on hand at all times.
 
Gauthier
Gauthier,
Too smoky for me
 
William
William,
Difficult to review this. All in all a bit disappointed. Flat Dr Pepper, fish oil, sweet peat. Lingering finish but not overall pleasant. That being said, I can see why it has the following it does. Complex, just not to my taste. Had me craving a dram of Ardbeg to wash it down
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I LOVE peaty scotches and this was wonderful! Strong peaty smell, with a softer smokey flavor. Peppery finish. I loved how the sweetness was prominent as you hold it in your mouth, but then the smoke and pepper appear as you swallow. Absolutely love it!!
 
guest
guest,
The best dram I've had. Nothing beats it yet. Warm campfire in your mouth. Who could ask for anything more.
 
guest
guest,
Amazingly peaty and well balanced. Love the smokiness.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very Unique Peaty Smoke flavor, I have never had anything like it.
 
Drew
Drew,
Right amount of peat and sweetness
 
Doug
Doug,
Too peaty. Apparently I’m not a fan of smoky scotch, so this one wasn’t for me.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Never had a peaty flavor before but i think it'll grow on me. Definitely worth buying. - Update 2 years after tasting the first time: Extremely smooth and the peat flavor was much more complimentary to the rest of the flavors than I remember.
 
John
John,
Lagavulin somehow managed to create an extremely peaty/smoky scotch while keeping it smooth and pleasant. 10/10 would buy.
 
Zane
Zane,
My favorite whisky by far. Strongly peaty and smokey without overwhelming everything else thats going on. Flavor sticks around for a good while after it goes down. Have yet to find anything I enjoy more.
 
Brent
Brent,
Perfection
 
Alex
Alex,
Quite good. Very smokey and very smooth. Little to smokey for my tastes but wouldn't turn down another glass.
 
guest
guest,
This is absolutely a drink to have when you want to kick back and just do nothing. Lovely aroma and taste.
 
Mikhail
Mikhail,
Best I've had so far. If Ron Swanson loves it, its good enough for me - Novice Drinker
 
David
David,
Smokey and smooth with a lengthy finish that let’s you know this is a true peated islay scotch. For best results drink near a fireplace with a few good friends. Perfect pairing for charcoal grilled steak.
 
Doug
Doug,
Probably my favorite Scotch ever. Smooth and a bit smoky. Big flavor and perfect for drinking neat. I’m. I expert, but I know THIS is what I like.
 
Nick
Nick,
Smokey. Peaty. Smokey. Lush. Smokey. Complex. Smokey. Refined. Smokey. Elegant. And a little Smokey.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Smokey, sherry, pepper, with a taste of a Scottish beach and a hint of vanilla. It would go well with an aged cheese and a dry cracker.
 
Nate
Nate,
Subtle smoke that doesn't leave a burning reflex feel. A perfect warming feel and taste of a campfire on a cold night at a log cabin.
 
Daryl
Daryl,
Nectar of the gods.
 
George
George,
This is one of my top Whisky’s. The wonderful peat, the salty and oily notes, transport me to what I imagine the coast of Scotland must be like. If you like a peaty complex dram there are a few as good and a damn few better.
 
Tom
Tom,
Very peaty and Smokey. This is my favorite scotch
 
Kristen
Kristen,
Not a fan of the peat.
 
Wesley
Wesley,
Likely a nice whiskey but I'm not a fan of the peaty/smokey quality.
 
guest
guest,
The king of Peat. Islay's crown jewel.
 
James
James,
This scotch will never let you down! Smokie upfront, smooth finish!
 
Bradley
Bradley,
What more is there to say? One of the titans of smoke and peat. Delicious.
 
guest
guest,
Too smoky
 
Francis
Francis,
My favorite peaty scotch so far
 
Tyler
Tyler,
It may seem tasteless to reference how I became interested in this beautiful substance, however, Ron Swanson has never let me down! Lagavulin 16 year is robust and I love the Smokey taste! For some, it can be rather strong and outgoing, but for me it pairs very well with a medium rare steak or at home sitting by a fire with my girl. Cheers to all!
 
Mikel
Mikel,
Add a pinch of sea salt and a splash of good clean water for a nice rounded out flavor.
 
Steve
Steve,
I have come to the conclusion whiskey from this region of Scotland may not be my favorite. To me, it has too much of a medicinal taste for my liking.
 
Steve
Steve,
I have come to the conclusion whiskey from this region of Scotland may not be my favorite. To me, it has too much of a medicinal taste for my liking.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Smooth and peaty......The standard I compare other peaty drams to.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nose has notes of sweet vanilla, campfire smoke, and sea-spray, with an overlying medicinal aroma enveloping everything (this last bit sounds more unpleasant than it should- all together it's quite nice.) Flavors start with deep, dark malts (not unlike one might find in a good pint of stout), a light touch of sweetness, a hint of dried stone fruits, and brine. This progresses into black tea-like bitterness, pepper, hints of tobacco, and miles and miles of powerful, assertive smoke The finish is long with lingering smoke and cracked black pepper. The whole package is super complex, but very articulate; one seems to notice new notes with every sniff and taste. It's uncompromising and possibly not the best starting point for those new to peated whisky, but it's definitely a paragon of what makes Islay great for those that have come to appreciate the style in all it's smokey, salty glory.
 
Rosario
Rosario,
Enjoy the smoke, but the lingering effect in my stomach after is unsettling.
 
Cody
Cody,
Mothers milk. Need I say more?
 
guest
guest,
Great scotch. Peaty and heavy but with a smooth finish and a hint of sweetness at the end. Favorite whisky to date.
 
Chris
Chris,
My all time favorite, the smoke is very unique in this
 
Erik
Erik,
Best whisky there is. Complex and peaty but smooth and sweet if you take your time
 
guest
guest,
It’s ok, I like Lephroaig better.
 
Cody
Cody,
Excellent with a steak, peaty
 
Andrew
Andrew,
I detected a huge hint of old fashioned medicine, mixed up by some pharmacist in the 1700’s, when arsnic was a staple ingredient. Tcp, then a bite from the alcohol. That’s it. As I sip at this elixir of a day gone age, I struggle to taste anything pleasant. .... needs coke. There, I said it.
 
Chris
Chris,
Love the peat
 
jonathan
jonathan,
A Beautiful Islay Scotch. Smoky, Spicy, and slightly sweet Vanilla roll across your tongue. This is my favorite Scotch and something that i always keep at the house.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
My favorite scotch. Love the smokey flavor.
 
Keith
Keith,
I’ve realized that I prefer the Islay whiskeys over any other region. The smokiness that comes with this dram is so rich and warm. In transports you to a cold night in a cabin. The nose is smokey, oak, maritime scents with a floral undertone. The body hits you with more smoke, wet wood, sea air. The finish is warm, smooth and satisfying. The scent stays in your nose, mouth and empty glass for a good amount of time after the last sip. I’ve never been to Scotland but each sip makes me think that I’m overlooking the rough seas, dark clouds and green cliffs.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Too Peaty way way too Peaty, harsh.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I think for the price and the single non blended its great. I love all scotch from Islay and at 16 years old its great. All Islay has that smoke taste which I love along with a cigar or hams/cheese makes it a great combo. Straight up or just a few ice cubes and you are set...
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Intense peat. This is the scotch that turned me onto this style and I still love it.
 
Darren
Darren,
The Gold standard for peated scotch.
 
Sam
Sam,
Smooth
 
Kay
Kay,
I've been drinking this for years and I'm still getting small nuances that I've never sensed before. I love this because I know I'll never get bored of its intense profile. It's not for the faint of heart. You really have to get over the smoke and peat to truly appreciate the rest of this amazing scotch. Once you do, you'll be trying to figure it out for the rest of your life. It truly is an intimate experience that feels like it takes you to Islay itself. If you've tried the rest and want something completely over the top, then go for it!
 
guest
guest,
The g.o.a.t.
 
guest
guest,
Best Scotch I have ever had
 
Mariano
Mariano,
Classy. Love this Islay one. Lot of smoke and salt. Can’t find the sweet note, only the sherry and vanilla.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
My first Scotch. Holy peat smoke Batman! Not a dram to be taken lightly, and one that will evoke strong opinions one way or the other. But eminently enjoyable to the right person.
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Exquisite and delectable. Smokey and syrupy in all the right ways. My go to.
 
Maurice
Maurice,
My first deep dive into Islay, and peat, now I cant stop!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Oh so smoky. It’s like tasting a fine cigar. Smoky smooth and telling flavor.
 
Niko
Niko,
For some reason I always circle back to this fine specimen. Never disappointing, ever pleasing.
 
guest
guest,
Iconic and Fabulous: it’s the daddy. On Islay, of peated malts, of Island Malts. The lot. Just remember ‘there ain’t no fooling with a Lagavulin’
 
josh
josh,
Like lighting the fire of goodness. The smoke resonates throughout the air. LOVE this.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Nice and smoky!
 
Shon
Shon,
I’m with Ron Swanson. Just give me this and a rare steak hot off the grill and I am set!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Always good
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Peaty yet smooth. Smoky yet delicate. I compare all other Islays to this one.
 
Madison
Madison,
My go to whisky.
 
Jia
Jia,
Smooth, smokey, perferct
 
John
John,
Love the subtle but lasting smokey flavor, by far my favorite Scotch.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth flavour with a little tingle on the tongue. Leaving your mouth dry but ready for the next intake.
 
Liam
Liam,
Delicately Smokey with a sweet finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
Never less than expected - the oily peat charred smoke character lingers...
 
Alon
Alon,
A really excellent Islay scotch. Hits all the right notes. Very satisfying. You know you're drinking scotch - it's smokey, flavorful, interesting yet smooth. And it has a nice lingering aftertaste with a flavorful bloom.
 
Brita
Brita,
Very good! Nice balance of flavors. I like peaty scotches, this one is smoother and more balanced than many. Good stuff
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Love this one.
 
Marvin
Marvin,
Great mix of flavors. Smoke and peat and a little iodine. Smooth with layers of flavor.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
One of my absolute favorites to drink. Great Smokey peaty flavor!
 
Myke
Myke,
A near perfect Smokey, peaty, true islay classic.
 
Jason
Jason,
Very full, peaty and smoky. Finshes smooth with a lot of smoke. Reminds of delicious BBQ smokers from back home.
 
Michael
Michael,
A delightful Scotch with lingering peat smoke flavor. Scents of fruit, oak, and vanilla. Smoothly hits the palate, with the ever slightest spiciness one might expect. It's not until after you have swallowed it that the wonderful feeling, and taste of peat become noticable, and linger ever gently in your nose. For those who can't sit next to a beautiful peat fireplace and enjoy, this will bring the smells of that beautiful fireplace to you.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Not usually a scotch drinker but this one was flavorful and smooth.
 
Alex
Alex,
The taste is a bit too smoky and peaty for me, even the smell gives a burning smell. It will not be a drink for me.
 
Guillermo
Guillermo,
Salty, peaty, smoky, with vanilla flavor. I can say that at first I didn’t think it was for me but then after having more through out the month it grew on me and it’s one of my favorites. My girls friend asked me if I was drinking medicine because it does start that way but it later turns out to be a very good drink.
 
Eric
Eric,
Amazing! Nice peat, present but not overwhelming done. Pared well with Padron 7000
Jure
Jure,
What's the Padron 7k?
Jure
Jure,
Oh nvm, found it.
James
James,
Just picked this one up. Love the peat, smoke flavor. Spice at the end is great to finish off a smooth Scotch. Definitely a great addition to the home bar.
 
Dan
Dan,
This is a fantastic winter scotch. It does taste like a smoker. If you’re not into that intensity, skip it.
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
My favorite scotch - smoky, peaty, and smooth as hell. The gold standard by which all other scotch whiskies are to be measured.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Strong peat, spiced and sherry, tobacco and some dried fruits result in a complex whisky. Well balanced and long finish
 
guest
guest,
Like drinking liquid smoke!!
 
german
german,
Define "acquired taste" : Lagavulin 16 Maybe you need to drink the entire bottle to love this famous (over?)rated whisky. I couldn't pass the first ounce.
 
Brendon
Brendon,
love the deep dark flavour with the smooth peaty finish.
 
Piotr
Piotr,
I have an impression that it is very close to Ardbeg An Oa. Feels like Ardbeg was trying to make something similar to Lagavulin. I prefer An Oa, but because of my impression I have to appreciate Lagavulin ;)
 
Bart
Bart,
Love it. Great smoke...
 
Matt
Matt,
My favorite Scotch so far. Smooth with the right amount of peat and smoke.
 
Mario
Mario,
Loved the long finish. There is a subtle sweetness hidden behind all that smoke that I cannot get enough of. Would buy again.
 
chris
chris,
This one of my favs. If you like Peaty you will love this. Not overwhelming smoke, but a solid taste of it.This is a staple in my collection.
 
Diego
Diego,
Best Whiskey I ever tasted, amazing body and great flavor. One of the best smoky whiskies out there. I always have a bottle in my bar, never fail to impress my guests!
 
Lopaka
Lopaka,
When I am in the mood for a peaty Scotch I reach for this! But it is not for the faint of heart, a smooth scotch with a big kick of Smoky peat!
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Love this Smokey peaty malty scotch.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
A must -have for scotch drinkers
 
William
William,
I wasn't a fan at all, it smelled like an ash tray and the taste was just as bad. I don't mind some smoke, but when it overpowers everything else entirely it's a little much for me.
 
guest
guest,
Very smokey, and peaty, but really quite smooth.
 
Marvin
Marvin,
Worst whiskey ever tasted.
 
Sean
Sean,
You had me at La.....my first and go to single malt. I LOVE BOLD FLAVORS, and Lagavulin doesn't disappoint. Color, nose and of course the loooooong smokey finish is what makes me say, "Tastes like MORE..."
 
william
william,
Feel bad saying this, but I thought this one was awful. Fortunately, it doesn't taste as bad as it smells, but the taste was still horrid. The only flavor that I could identify was a very strong burnt rubber taste that lingered far longer than what I could cope with. It didn't get any better after the 2nd...3rd...4th....5th sips. I'm writing this review about 3 hours after I trying it....and I still have the remnants of it lingering. Hats off to those that can stomach this on a regular basis
 
JOSE
JOSE,
Ron Swanson called it nectar of the gods. Smooth going down for me with just the right amount of peat. I would drink this daily if I could
 
Mark
Mark,
Everything I could ever want in a whisky ... and an amazing light finish.
 
Melville
Melville,
Full of iodine, smoke and peat; the character of Islay in a bottle (perhaps not the iodine so much) - but like other reviewers, my go-to-bottle if I need a pick-up or need reminding of Scotland. The Double Matured version is sublime - no matter which year - and inexpensive for a quality master's choice. The 8-year old is lighter but a little harsher as a result. The 12-year old is the older sibling of the 8 and plays perfectly between the 16 and 8 accordingly. The 25-year old is so subtle it almost loses it's character - definitely don't drink the 25 after any younger ones, but rather I found progressing to the 25-year old AFTER a Hennessy Paradis is rather rewarding!
 
Carlos
Carlos,
In my humble opinion, this is a go-to bottle that every bar should have. If you like smoke, you will not be disappointed.
 
Easton
Easton,
Too smoky, reminds me of my mother washing my mouth out with imperial leather soap when I swore.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Smooth and Smokey. Great way to end the day. Product of Islay.
 
guest
guest,
I like scotch, but this one has far too much character (bite) for me. I think it’s too smoky, peaty, and if that wasn’t enough, too medicinal (iodine). It tastes like a smoky Band-Aid. I know it is the way Scotch is supposed to taste but it’s not to my liking.
 
guest
guest,
Definitely one of my favorite Scotches. Costco, TJs and most Los Angeles liquor stores sell bottles for at or below $60
 
Justin
Justin,
My go to scotch, no question. Except the Price 102 way over priced.
 
Matt
Matt,
By far my favorite but 100 bucks no way. I buy it for 68 dollars.
 
Kolby
Kolby,
My favorite dram! the smoke, a little peat, a touch of salty brine. Awesome! For $102.00 you are out of your mind. Recently, purchased for $60.00 - $84.00.
 
Quinton
Quinton,
Too much black pepper for my taste
 
guest
guest,
Favourite experience
 
Juston
Juston,
very smoky . Not my liking
 
Lee
Lee,
The best mix of smoke and interest
 
Gyula
Gyula,
Peppermint scent after caramel and orange. Peppermint taste is sweet and salty. First peat whiskey that came to me.
 
guest
guest,
Great scotch, but there’s better for less money.
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorites. Nice, in your face, peat. Always a winner.
 
Philip
Philip,
Damn Bloody Good Scotch
 
Magnus
Magnus,
Lagavulin is no doubt one of my favorites. It’s heavy with the smell of tar. One sniff of its amber surface and you are instantly teleported to a fishermans wharf or the open sea aboard a galley. A true classic.
 
keith
keith,
It's the best. I adore it.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Bigboned, smokey, peaty, iodide, long aftertaste. Always good
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Lots of smoke, peat, and salinty, but satisfyingly smooth, and long and dry on the finish. A truly decicious dram I most enjoy served neat. An enjoyable experience from beginning to end.
 
Michael
Michael,
Tasted neat. Nose has notes of oak, an iodine-ish medicinal quality, brine-y seaside air, and hints of spice (clove and vanilla mostly). Definitely assertive, but articulate at the same time. The taste for me was much smoother than the nose might make one believe- a very refined oak body blanketed by deep peat smokiness. The smoke carries over to a long dry finish, with spices and citrus rind tingling underneath. Every review I read of this pegged Lagavulin as a "love or hate" proposition. I can definitely see that- this is a powerful, uncompromising Islay Scotch, and not for everyone. I would put myself definitely in the "love" camp though- it's amazing how articulate this is despite all the complex flavors and the aggressive smoke.
 
Danny
Danny,
All the best parts of a barbecue in a glass. Underlying sherry sweetness reveals itself after an initial hit of peat and smoke which is not overwhelming. Previously thought I did not like peated scotch. Glad to be proven wrong.
 
Scott
Scott,
Smokey and peaty, but not a slap in the face like some of the others in this category. Really balanced with some other interesting flavors too.
 
CJ
CJ,
Smooth and smokey with a clean finish.
 
Philip
Philip,
Damn Bloody Good Scotch!
 
Ed
Ed,
Combination of Smokey ness with some peat. Needs a little more sweetness and it would be perfect
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Pretty good. Smooth and light on all of the flavors. The malty oak is easy to spot.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Peat and smoke with an easy aftertaste.
 
Craig
Craig,
Always a good choice if you want a nice, smooth peaty whisky.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Sure. It's peaty. But it's just fine. But it does have a sweet logo.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Abundant smoke, leather, iodine, and vanilla. Was the first really good single malt I ever had, and was the whiskey that got my dad hooked. It will always hold a special place in my heart. I try to keep a bottle of this on hand at all times.
 
Desiderio
Desiderio,
love the iodine pettiness of it!
 
Michal
Michal,
Smoky and peaty but delicate. I don’t like agressive smoky and peaty whisky. Here I have what I want.
 
guest
guest,
Brilliant, love the smooth smokey peat.
 
Nick
Nick,
Perfect, and a lovely Smokey taste that lingers
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Crisp, clean, and the perfect amount of smoke. Definite buy.
 
Nahtan
Nahtan,
A favorite of mine from Islay, very strong smokey and peat flavor (not for everyone). For me its hard to keep a bottle around.
 
Kent
Kent,
One of the best <3
 
Richard
Richard,
Exceedingly smokey. Tastes like I was drinking dregs from the backyard BBQ. The only scotch I had to butcher by adding coca cola to cut the smoke flavoring.
 
Raz
Raz,
Ron Swanson approves
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I chose this as my entry to Islay. I've traditionally been a Highland and Speyside kinda guy, but I wanted to expand my palate. Initially, I was unimpressed. I expected myself to have to acquire a taste for this whisky, but I was hoping that I'd like it a little more off the bat... but I was determined, so I sipped a little nip here and there for a couple of days. Then, I brought it to my parents' house for Thanksgiving and by my 2nd or 3rd dram that evening, I was in love. In all, it took about 1/3 of the bottle (better than I expected) to like it. It took me about a week to finish the rest of the bottle because I just couldn't get enough. I LOVE this whisky!
 
Tom
Tom,
I bought this as a gift for a friend. It was $10.00 less buying it through Flaviar than at the box store. Thanks!!
 
Christine
Christine,
Smooth smoke and peat. A delight.
 
guest
guest,
Fluent :)
 
Josh
Josh,
I’ve yet to find an Islay I enjoy better than this. The first time I tried 16 it floored me. It opened my eyes to the Scotch world and will probably always be a 10 because of that. But seriously, the full bodied feel of this is perfect.
 
guest
guest,
Perfect marriage of peat and smoke.
 
Travis
Travis,
Smooth, smoky goodness
 
Mike
Mike,
Outstanding; smooth and Smokey; best I’ve found.
 
Kayla
Kayla,
way too peety for me
 
Anne
Anne,
Warming, smooth, citrus and smoke. Really lovely. Peaty too. ("It's like a depth charge. Pow." says Brian Cox). A go-to, one of my faves.
 
Alexandra
Alexandra,
My go-to scotch. For me, Lagavulin exemplifies Islay. It's got a nice peaty taste, but isn't bitter. It's not overwhelming, with a tasty aftertaste. If into peat, I highly recommend.
 
Ben
Ben,
The peat gives a strong and distinct flavour, and not one that agrees with me.
 
Trevor
Trevor,
A wonderful dive into Islay scotch. Smokey, peaty, complex, and warming, it always brings me to another sip.
 
Louis
Louis,
What a gorgeous malt from Lagavulin, a nice vanilla after taste to it & it stays with you.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
I thought I would love it because Corsair triple smoke is amazing and I like the peat and smoke but wow this is to much. Smells and tastes like campfire. Not for me. Sorry guys
 
John
John,
It was much too smokey for me.
 
Marc
Marc,
Love the combination of peat and a sharp aftertaste
 
Tristan
Tristan,
When I smell it I immediately think about wet sandals on a boardwalk at the beach... damp tarnished oak notes with some rubber and sea salt. Vanilla and baking spices with just the right amount of peat and smoke. Like a jacked up sports car that handles easy for n00bs like me.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Not a fan. Reminds me of licking an ashtray at a bonfire then taking a shot of liquid smoke followed by well whisky.
 
Mark
Mark,
My Absolute favorite scotch.
 
Cale
Cale,
Smooth and peaty. Some of my friends say it smells like Band-Aids. I like Band-Aids.
 
Bruno
Bruno,
Too smoky. Not enjoyable in my palate
 
Alex
Alex,
This is choice of my favorite ones. I always keep at list couple bottles of Lagavulin 16 Y in sock.
 
Andrej
Andrej,
Smoky taste is a signature taste. It might work ocasionalky, but... it is a bit out odmf ballance.
 
Regan
Regan,
Notes of cheap cough medicine, chemicals, and peat moss. Like sucking on landscape mulch sprayed with pesticide. No clue as to the attraction, but then to each their own I suppose. Don't get up, I'll show myself out now.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This was the second single malt I ever tried. Classic and reliable, enjoyable enough to share a bottle with strangers during a total eclipse.
 
guest
guest,
One of the best classic single malt so far!!
 
Brandon
Brandon,
My all time favorite whisky. This is the first single malt I tasted and it is still my clear number one whisky.
 
guest
guest,
Brilliant flavour and will always be an all time favourite
 
guest
guest,
Spicy, sea salt
 
Justin
Justin,
Lagavulin is rated at four stars only because it reminds me fondly of my dad, otherwise it would be 2 stars. This is an angry scotch. I get less smoke inhalation at a forest fire while smoking a cigar.
 
Dan
Dan,
Hard to beat a Lag...The 12 is better. Love a strong peat punch but not an every day drinker.
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Nice
 
David
David,
Great peaty scotch! My favorite scotch I've tasted to this point. Like putting out a campfire with your mouth.
 
William
William,
The scent of sherry and vanilla is there but in taste it is overwhelmed by the peppery smoke that strikes the back of the mouth. What is left behind is a mildly bitter salty and again peppered taste that I haven't been able to detect in any other whisky as of yet on my spirit conquest.
 
James
James,
Very good, smooth, smokey salty finish.
 
James
James,
Very good enjoyed the smoke and pepper finish.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
I love this scotch. This is why I got into the scotch drinking game. Smoke like you wouldn't believe, tobacco, and then a citrus finish.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Excellent. Smell and tast peat and sea salt right away. Can close eyes and feel standing by the seas. Definitely future purchases.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Right amount of peat and just smooth enough.
 
Harrison
Harrison,
Ol faithful. Light, peaty, smooth. A nice intro for those unsure about peat. It's accessible and not overly complex. It's a star, but it doesn't steal the show.
 
Martin
Martin,
Smoky/peat flavor. If your a fan you will certainly enjoy this classic. Long flavor and aftertaste.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smokey, deep and dark.
 
Scott
Scott,
My absolute go to!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
first sip through fifth, not a huge fan. there is a lot more smoke and peat, and formaldehyde? but with a splash of water things changed. the formaldehyde mellowed (thank god) and I found myself really enjoying the rest of the glass. take-away = have some H2O lying around when you drink this firewater.
 
Michael
Michael,
My favorite. Surprised at the negative reviews... this is a legend among Islay's. Oily on the tongue, sweet on the nose, and oh so peaty on the finish. The finish is perhaps the longest finish of any scotch I have ever had. If you enjoy a peaty Islay, you can't miss this. If you don't like the peat, stay far away.
 
Ioan
Ioan,
Guess I would have had a more elaborate opinion if I had actually received that tasting box, but... *insert default*.
 
guest
guest,
It has incredible complexity and just the right peaty smoke, with a lingering finish.
 
Steffen
Steffen,
One of my absolute favourites! A must have if you like smoke.
 
Jack
Jack,
This was way to smokey for my taste. I know Scotch should be smokey but I love more spicy and smooth scotch.
 
John
John,
Beyond comparison.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
This was not for us. We refer to this as the band aid whiskey, tasted and smelled like it. I see good reviews for it, I bet it was just a personal taste issue.
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Too smokey and peaty for my taste.
 
Theresa
Theresa,
The Scotch standard.
 
Wade
Wade,
Wife loves it but i on the other hand don't. Reminds me of a permanent marker or the stuff they use to clean hospitals with way back when. But if you like the smokey peaty stuff this would be a good choice.
 
Antonio
Antonio,
Best thing I ever tasted.
 
john
john,
The smell was bad enough but when I drank some I almost threw up. Definitely not a scotch for someone just starting to try it.
 
Adam
Adam,
This is not the bottle for me way to smokey but if you like smokey peety this is for you
 
guest
guest,
Amazing!
 
Cole
Cole,
♥️
 
guest
guest,
Deep and smokey flavour that punches you in the face. Wish I could always sip it whilst sitting in front of a roaring fire in a log cabin.
 
Eric
Eric,
Strong yet smooth
 
Mark
Mark,
Amazingly smokey. Love it
 
Michael
Michael,
My favorite Islay.
 
Donald
Donald,
The smoky flavor kind of took me by surprise almost overwhelming.
 
Joel
Joel,
A rich tempest for the adventurous. Although a tad beyond my mortal tastes, I'd keep one in stock for an occasional sip or when having guests around.
 
Chad
Chad,
Too smokey for me
 
Brodie
Brodie,
Super biting at first but it really grew on me. By the time I finished the bottle, my next scotch tasted like water.
 
guest
guest,
I like it
 
John
John,
Died and gone to heaven. Just touch it to your lips and let it spread across your taste buds. A citrus tang drifts in and out of a huge cloud of smoke - all on a bed of silky, luxurious malt. I truly cannot understand anyone who can drink anything else. This is without a doubt the finest Scotch made.
 
Rick
Rick,
Fantastic. My absolute go-to choice for a peat selection and the gold standard.
 
Michael
Michael,
This was the first one i tried from the welcome box. Very smokey and almost a taste of cereal.
 
Michael
Michael,
Petey, but so smooth. There is a slightly different taste that is unique and great.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
Very smokey,smooth,aroma similar to a campfire, very comforting!! Great drink for celebrations a little too expensive to be drank routinely!!
 
christopher
christopher,
I know this is not the Scotch for everyone, but it is absolutely the one for me. I have tried a lot of single malts, and this is the one that stays with me. You might try it and not like it, but you haven't really experienced the full spectrum of Scotch until you've had Lagavulin 16.
 
Margaret
Margaret,
Although it was smooth, the taste was too smoky and peaty for me. It overwhelmed the senses. I thank Flaviar for introducing us but we won't be seeing each other again.
 
William
William,
Smokey peat, I was hooked after the first taste. Pricey so I only get to enjoy it on special occasions and days ending in Y
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Not a fan of this type of whisky. So to be fair I'm not going to rate it.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Lagavulin is my gold standard of the smoky peats. It lives up to my expectations. Goes great with beefsteak or lamb chops.
 
guest
guest,
Delicious
 
John
John,
Meaty and peaty, the perfect Islay! Peat smoke and sea-salt give way to spiced dried fruit, and just a hint of sweetness at the finish which surprises. A splash of water made the spice more pronounced!
 
Oliver
Oliver,
Smoky leather, smooth
 
David
David,
If you enjoy Smokey and peaty, this is the way to go.
 
Josh
Josh,
So that's what bog water used to put out a burning dog tastes like. Not a flavor that appeals to me at all.
 
guest
guest,
This has always been my favorite Islay. The smokiness and peat-like flavors are accented by a subtle sweetness that just makes this go down very easily.
 
Marty
Marty,
Did not like the aroma at all. Too much peat or pepper for my taste.
 
Greg
Greg,
I'm not a fan of smokey. But, this was very enjoyable! The secondary notes of sherry, vanilla, and dried fruit were wonderful. I'll recommend this Islay.
 
Keith
Keith,
Not a big fan of the smokey and peaty scotch but even still I can tell this is a good scotch. If you like smokey peaty then this is a must try!
 
guest
guest,
I love Lagavulin. This is my favorite review from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HgTPs2_ut8 Brian Cox nails his description.
 
Robert
Robert,
Sweet crisp initial burst with a very smooth peat smoke rolling off the back of your tongue. Nice sipping Scotch. Definitely worth having for those special occasions, or tucked away in your private stash.
 
Edward
Edward,
That peppery smoke at the end is the signature of this whisky
 
guest
guest,
Perfect place between smooth and peaty.
 
guest
guest,
Simply my favorite whisky for many years now. It never disappoints!
 
Loren
Loren,
Peaty, Campfire Smokey, add a touch of water, rest a bit, ENJOY!!!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very smokey
 
Justin
Justin,
A more expensive Laphroaig
 
Klemen
Klemen,
Best single malt I've ever had. PERIOD.
 
Mark
Mark,
Love the smokiness of it. Very robust!
 
Harold
Harold,
I enjoyed receiving this in my welcome box. I would not have ordered by the description. It was OK for me but I got a lot of "medicinal" odor from the small amount I had. I am in the middle on this one.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
A peat bomb, for sure, but with more complexity than I expected. Some fruity notes come through along with a distinct peppery quality.
 
Rob
Rob,
Very smokey but smooth.
 
William
William,
Very smooth and very smoky, love,love,love it ! One of the best I've had.
 
Lado
Lado,
So far one of my favs! Parks and Recreation (TV Series 2009–2015) helped me find that jewel, too ;)
 
Charis
Charis,
The smoke and peat are strong, and may not be to the preference at all. I had a hard time detecting the sherry or vanilla, but there are some elements of the campfire taste that is comforting. Not for the faint of heart, though.
 
Scott
Scott,
I love it. Super smokey and peaty. If you're into Islays, this is a favorite of mine. But this is definitely not for everyone
 
Terry
Terry,
Nice,a little brash at first.
 
Robert
Robert,
This is a very smokey flavor. It was too much for me and I felt as though I was drinking an ash tray.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Ronald Ulysses Swanson
 
Corey
Corey,
Absolute garbage. Tastes like someone blended a bunch of cleaning supplies together!
 
Alex
Alex,
Strong aroma that seems stronger than it is. Tastes great on the tongue, but lingering taste is a bit off-putting. Preferred on the rocks.
 
Josh
Josh,
Tasted like burnt dirt. Exactly what I don't like in scotch.
 
Rich
Rich,
Not a fan of Islay malts
 
Donald
Donald,
It gets smoother after the first couple sips. Definitely smokey and you can really taste a lot of different things. A bit more peat flavor than I prefer, but that's really the only critique I have, it really is top-notch scotch.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Extremely smokey, heavy, strong flavor, a little better with a little water, not my first choice, but I appreciate it's depth.
 
Betty
Betty,
This is special. Love the smoky flavor. So smooth.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
The very best
 
Chris
Chris,
One of the best that i have tasted. Very smooth. Definitely buying a bottle of this.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
It's the best Scotch period! It seems like every new sip gives you new different flavors to enjoy.
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Lots of fun. Never tasted a salt whiskey before. Would love to have this at the beach. Loved the smell.
 
Jason
Jason,
Liquid smoke; simply put.
 
Carolyn
Carolyn,
Not a fan of peet.
 
Robert
Robert,
I have had Lagavulin in the past by the dram, this was the first bottle I purchased, and it didn't disappoint. It has the smoke, peat and sherry in just the right proportions. I tend to lean more towards the sherry whiskys and with this it makes me look forward to trying more peated in the future.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
This was an excellent smoky whiskey. The first actually that I've had the experience to enjoy, and it was well worth the price; in fact, I'd say a deal. I will definitely get another bottle at some point.
 
guest
guest,
The pinnacle of Islay scotch in my opinion. Incredibly smooth, no bite, and delicious peat flavour.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
All I can say is bandaids should have been the only taste on the flavor spiral. I wanted to like it sooooo bad
 
Ian
Ian,
Yum
 
Chad
Chad,
Amazing! Very smooth and smokey flavor, "Like drinking a camp fire", very strong peat flavor. Will definitely buy a bottle of this!
 
Mike
Mike,
Way too heavy for my beginners taste
 
Steven
Steven,
Absolutely one of my favorites. I love the peat in this smooth whisky, and it carries a great finish. If their were only one single malt to choose from, I hope this would be it.
 
Edward
Edward,
Best scotch I have tasted so far. It's super smoky and peaty. I love it.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Love this scotch. It has a smoky distinct flavor. No bad aftertaste. I am usually more of a whiskey or bourbon guy, but I love this scotch.
 
Richard
Richard,
Perfect
 
guest
guest,
The finest whisky in the world, assuming you like peat. I love the smokey taste, some of my whisky drinking friends less so. But, NO alcohol burn on the swallow, just a nice long finish. An aroma you can savor from the moment the bottle is opened until the last bit of dram is gone from the glass.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Excellent stereotypical islay - classic
 
John
John,
Real nice
 
Jesse
Jesse,
We opened this, and could immediately smell its peatyness (petiness.. whatever). It was downhill from there. One of the other guys summed it up beast with, 'It's like sticking a piece of charcoal in your mouth.'. I could not disagree with him. Maybe there were other flavors in there. We could not taste any of them. If peat and smoke are your thing.. this is for you.
 
guest
guest,
My first venture into this smokey of a scotch. Excellent. Can smell it from a couple feet away. Not for the faint of heart. Ron Swanson told me to do it.
 
L.Joseph
L.Joseph,
Full bodied gold, robust, smoky and peaty. Spreads its warmth across the tongue and palate and leaves an ever sweet burn after. Nose of sea spray and iodine combined with smoke. This is what turned me into a whisky fan, especially Islay singles.
 
Craig
Craig,
Amazing depth. Salt and peat but warm sweet finish. Marvellous!!
 
J.
J.,
A little too smokey, but still enjoyable.
 
Matt
Matt,
Amazing. Long lasting finish and distinct taste.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Glen and Lag Not for me. Dalwhinnie was very good.
 
Matt
Matt,
WAY too smoky for me, unfortunately! I was so looking forward to it, too.
 
Iain
Iain,
You would be hard pressed to find a better Islay
 
Richard
Richard,
It is smokey and peaty, but not overly so. One of my favorites so far!
 
Overt
Overt,
Very smoky, but so smooth. So much too this one. Highly recommend for Islay fans
 
Kayleigh
Kayleigh,
This scotch tastes like the way a bonfire smells - it's amazing.
 
John
John,
Lagavulin has all the smoke and peat of the other Islays, but outmatches them in subtlety.
 
Boyd
Boyd,
Very smooth
 
guest
guest,
Must have. An absolute go to for greatness
 
guest
guest,
Just one word. Outstanding
 
guest
guest,
Great Islay!
 
Christine
Christine,
Too smoky. Otherwise smooth.
 
Dan
Dan,
Just bad. Smelled like old shoes. Tasted worse.
 
guest
guest,
Classic Islay smoke
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Perfection, it's the right balance of smoke and sweetness. Worth every penny!
 
Ben
Ben,
A little too peaty for me, I did find it to have a smooth taste
 
Mary
Mary,
My favorite whisky so far. I love the smoky finish and a couple drops of water take the edge off the peat, if you need that, or have a hard time tasting anything beyond the smoke. Personally, I like it neat and naturally robust. I would catch a whiff of the smoke from our tasting glasses after we finished and craved more. Very impressive.
 
Deborah
Deborah,
The nose is quite smoky with a hint of sweetness. The taste is strong and smoky but surprisingly smooth. Full bodied with very rich flavors. A lovely single malt scotch.
 
Steve
Steve,
Very smooth in the mouth...the Smokey then peaty finish we're not to my liking but can appreciate the complexity of this scotch. If you like smoke and peat then this is your scotch. I preferred the Deer, Bear & Moose.
 
Tom
Tom,
Gorgeous flavor. The aroma had me worried at first. Smoke and peat come through but the flavor makes it. Now I just want to sit here and sniff my glass
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Very peaty and harsh. Liked the first sip but after that it was starting to taste like gasoline.
 
Bob
Bob,
Too peaty and harsh for my taste. Maybe I am not sophisticated enough yet to enjoy.
 
Francisco
Francisco,
Not a scotch fan, really smokey, like drinking a smoked, salty ham.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Real bitter, almost too smokey, lotsa burn and after taste.. Left my mouth too dry.
 
Michael
Michael,
A little too smokey for my taste but not a bad scotch.
 
Roger
Roger,
Great tasting, my go to for everyday use
 
Zach
Zach,
Deliciously smoky and well rounded. Definitely going to order again.
 
Chris
Chris,
The taste was worse then the smell.
 
Brent
Brent,
Coming from an American Whiskey drinker that has only scratched the surface when it comes to Scotch, this was an absolute delight! I never knew what I was missing. I love the smokiness and robust peat taste of this Scotch. Thank you Lagavulin for opening the door and my taste buds to many more amazing encounters in a glass!
 
Chris
Chris,
Best scotch I've ever had. Although I'm just a beginner, this is also the best alcohol I've ever had, coming from drinking mostly bourbon. I think everyone gets the strong peat and smoke taste, which may turn some off. I also get the pepper at the finish. It really comes in layers, which I love. I think it's kinda like drinking bacon-y leather, but I mean that in the greatest possible way, haha. Just love it.
 
guest
guest,
Strong, smooth and smoldering, with a counterbalancing brine at the palate. Very good.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A bit strong on the nose and had a slight taste of hot plastic and old car leather.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Way to smokey and iodine smell made me feel ill.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Just did not like it. Bad after taste.
 
Eric
Eric,
Not enjoyable at all. Wish this site had a way to adjust what they think I "like".
 
Caleb
Caleb,
Very smooth and very strong Pete reek. Overall delicious.
 
David
David,
Smell was nice, loved the color but the finish was very harsh. Overwhelming with the flavors of smoke and peaty.
 
Tony
Tony,
Overwhelmingly smoky and peaty. Some hints of Carmel. Not my taste in scotch.
 
Drake
Drake,
Great product, but not my preferred style.
 
Morgan
Morgan,
Smooth and smoky. Excellent
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Good flavor but more peaty then I usually enjoy
 
guest
guest,
Perfekt
 
Chris
Chris,
Peaty and warm, lingers nicely in the corners of your mouth.
 
Grant
Grant,
Generally not a fan of Islay, but this one I can drink.
 
Reginald
Reginald,
Peat Monster... Not to my taste. Don't get it twisted, I do mean Peat not Smoke.
 
Justin
Justin,
Wow. Very smoky, and smooth.
 
Andy
Andy,
A little too peaty and/or smoky for my liking. Every few sips I would get a hint of vanilla, but most of the tasting was full of peat and smoke. I can see why others would like it...just not for me.
 
guest
guest,
Best so far
 
Beth
Beth,
I don't normally like scotch but I like the layered flavors in this one. Peaty, yes, but nice toffee flavors and maybe leather
 
Brian
Brian,
Very good for a peaty, smoky Scotch, but not something I'd keep around the cottage.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
By far one of the most interesting experiences I've ever had as far as whiskey tasting. Never really dabbled to much with anything else other that bourbon but this is by far my new favorite drink
 
guest
guest,
The whisky that made me fall in love with (peaty) single malts! Still a big favorite! Lucien K
 
Shawn
Shawn,
The peat and smoke were a bit overwhelming for me. Still looking for a favorite.
 
guest
guest,
King of single malts. Nuff said.
 
guest
guest,
Very strong peaty taste to this fine Scotch which I love. I'm still a newcomer in the Scotch drinking world and I'm still trying to find a way to taste and smell all the things they say it has but with time I'd imagine.
 
Miguel
Miguel,
To me it kind of tasted like a distilled rubbery shoe. Not my kind of drink.
 
guest
guest,
Nice smokey taste, lovely Scotch with every drup.
 
jed
jed,
If I could make a beard oil out of this I'd wear it everyday. Wonderful peaty smell and nice smooth finish.
 
Jory
Jory,
Smoky and smooth. Very nice.
 
Jon
Jon,
Color: dark gold ... moderate legs Nose: smoke, iodine, Sherry Palate: strong smoke and peat hit the senses first, then the sweet notes are briefly there... then more smoke & bitters Finish: peat & smoke remain long afterward ..This is a scotch canvass done all in pencil & charcoal. I can sense that it's a very mature spirit, but this peat monster masks all other flavors and it just isn't a hit for me.. 3.9
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
A good dram but a little over rated.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
If you really like peaty (my absolute favorite) this is the best I've ever had. I usually sip neat, but I must admit, I recently had an Old Fashioned with Lagavulin 16 year at The Whiskey Library, and it was incredibly memorable.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Way too peaty for my taste.
 
Ravindra
Ravindra,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYpSF2Hosf0
 
Mark
Mark,
One of my favourites, near perfect. Peaty and smokey!
 
Steven
Steven,
This stuff is just awful. There's no two ways about it. The smell of phenol, smoke, and peat is all there is and all three simply assault you throughout the drinking process. Similar to what would happen if someone were to drink a mix of turpentine, liquid smoke and cold sore gel. Drink at your own risk.
 
Alec
Alec,
The phenol and peat flavor in this bottle are a little too overpowering and I can't taste much else.
 
David
David,
Smooth and smokey!!!
 
William
William,
Very smooth
 
Brad
Brad,
To much peat
 
Eric
Eric,
I knew I enjoyed Scotch the most of the whiskies, but this helped me understand that I'm a fan of Islay Scotch. Love the peaty taste of Scotchs like this one and Laphroaig!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Smoked paint thinner.
 
Mark
Mark,
I figured for $20 a month the samples would have been bigger!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Love the smoky taste. Really lasted on the palette. Would have loved to have it with a cigar!!
 
guest
guest,
As perfect as whisky can get. Smoky, Peaty and sweet all at the same time.
 
Giacomo
Giacomo,
#UFFFFF
 
Donald
Donald,
Smoky, smooth
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
This tastes terrible. I drink a lot of whiskey but wow, I was horribly unimpressed.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Solid paired with food. Great smoked flavor.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
One of my first tastings. Instantly wanted more
 
Mathieu
Mathieu,
Love it !!
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
This is one of my favorites. It's essentially a campfire in your mouth; very smoky, and peaty. There is a long warming peppery finish that makes you wish every drink was the same as the first. Immensely delightful and perfect for a cold autumn day.
 
guest
guest,
Arguably one of the best scotches for the price. My top go to.
 
Angelo
Angelo,
Bad... All day bad. Not like the "it's so bad good", I mean it's like why would anyone drink this bad. Just my thoughts.
 
Robert
Robert,
Light notes of almonds, raisins, and honey. Very smooth and subtle. Although I prefer more intense flavors I would definitely consider buying.
 
Scott
Scott,
Great peaty flavor
 
Jim
Jim,
I love this scotch, but it's not for everyone. It pairs well with a full-bodied cigar. It's worth a try.
 
Taron
Taron,
Too much peat
 
AJ
AJ,
this stuff smells amazing. smells like leather and tobacco. I would definitely say this is the best liquor i've ever tasted.
 
guest
guest,
love it
 
GM
GM,
Nothing negative to say about this one. Just that smokey doesn't fit my tastes. You really need to love smoke to enjoy this one.
 
Edward
Edward,
When you want excelence in a scotch this is one of the best an still affordable five stars for me
 
Stu
Stu,
I did not care for any of these, and the Lagavulin had a strange taste like medicine or something was added. Call me crazy, but it is just my opinion.
 
NICHOLAS
NICHOLAS,
If you like smokey, there is nothing like this one.
 
Eric
Eric,
Smokier than I expected. What a wonderful taste and a nice spicey finish. Makes me think of a campfire on a peat peat bog. yum
 
Peter
Peter,
Deep smokey flavor.
 
Joe
Joe,
Smokey.
 
Eric
Eric,
my go to for a smoky scotch.
 
guest
guest,
Explosive peat smoke attacks the palate in a satisfying way... spicy sherry notes follow, along with a mild malty sweetness... finishes with a clean crisp brininess with lingering iodine notes.
 
Alan
Alan,
Awesome, peaty, smoky and smooth. Great with a couple drops of water to bring out the flavors !
 
Sam
Sam,
Very nice. Smoked to the last breath. Overall good taste and smell. Would purchase.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Wonderful dram. Rich, vanilla, smokey, hearty oak. There is a nice peatiness to it, but not as much as you'd expect from an Islay of such repute.
 
Robert
Robert,
A little smokey for me.
 
guest
guest,
Such a soft taste, thats what I was looking for.
 
James
James,
I can't drink this. Too much leather for me.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Lots of good things in here, the taste tells its own story. Very well worth it
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Warm, and smooth with a hint of vanilla and a big Smokey finish. Not for mixing, Diluting, or watering down with ice. Not for the novice... Keep it neat and enjoy!
 
T.C.
T.C.,
The smokey flavor does not disappoint and finishes so well. A must have for any collection.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
I liked the sweetness and vanilla. Not blown away though.
 
Paul
Paul,
This was heavy in the peat and wood smoke taste. But letting it set in a couple of ice cubes mellowed it out to be as described. This is worth sharing with friends.
 
Adam
Adam,
Initial impression was that it smelled like gasoline but the taste was actually pretty smooth and the most pleasant of the three in the initial tasting box.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Heavy peat in a good way. Not sure it's my everyday Scotch, but it's what I think about when I think scotch.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
I liked it.. But not my preferred style. Too much smoke flavor.
 
Dennis
Dennis,
It was smooth at the end but very smokey almost charcoal almost burnt
 
Frank
Frank,
Wow! Definitely understand why they say it is a robust peat flavor. Complex and smooth. Very much lives up to the hype.
 
Randy
Randy,
It was ok
 
Donnie
Donnie,
little strong for my taste
 
Paul
Paul,
Just a superb whisky, about the best of the Islays I think, but not to everyones taste.
 
Stanley
Stanley,
Taste like turpentine
 
Mr.
Mr.,
One of the best I've ever had! Got it in my welcome box and almost shed tears when this one was gone.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very peaty and smoky. My pallet isn't quite ready for all that yet.
 
Mr.
Mr.,
The smokey and peaty experience is exciting and satisfying. Not what I'd want every time but a real treat.
 
guest
guest,
So delicious and smoky
 
James
James,
Not what I'm used to in a whiskey but the more I drink the more I like it.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Very smokey. Overwhelmed the palate
 
Marc
Marc,
I already had a bottle of lagavulin 12 yr and I thought it was good but once I tried the 16 yr.....I'm at a loss of words! As if mere mortals stole directly from the gods! Can't wait to get a while bottle and would gladly pay extra for the 16 yr.
 
Mark
Mark,
Maybe my immature pallet talking, but smoky dirt isn't my preferred flavor profile.
 
Javier
Javier,
My favorite from the welcome sampler. The nose was great, smoky, I remember well. Smooth and flavorful, almost brought a teat to my eye. Will definitely be buying this bottle soon.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Simply amazing
 
Carl
Carl,
Wow! Really liked this one. Peat was perfect. Definitely adding this to my collection. As a die-hard Laphroaig fan, this might just change my mind...... Maybe...
 
Hartley
Hartley,
Very smooth, goes down easy. Smoky iodine flavor was a mew one for me. Tasted like how a hospital smells.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Love it. I think is is VERY smoky.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nice smooth and I would share with my friends
 
Jerome
Jerome,
Tasty.
 
Neill
Neill,
A great peaty drink
 
guest
guest,
Awesome peat! The best of the best when it comes to flavor and smoke.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Love it.
 
Mr.Tim
Mr.Tim,
Well I just received my first welcome box for joining Flaviar, and I must say the three sample bottle I received and I tried all three and my winning choice is this 16 years od Lagavulin. Very pleased with the smoky flavor and smothness, I will be ordering a full bottle for years to come.
 
Mel
Mel,
Great peat! Gold in color with a vanilla nose. The taste is intense! Oaky and a bit metallic. The finish is all tobacco.
 
Dr
Dr,
Full on the palate and a lingering honeyed feel in the mouth. Love these peaty malts.
 
Scott
Scott,
Not my favorite. I find that the peaty whiskies are not to my liking.
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Too smokey for my taste.
 
Daryll
Daryll,
Very peaty! Not my cup of tea.
 
Diego
Diego,
Smooth and smoky flavor, excellent!
 
guest
guest,
This is my new love. Antiseptic iodine smell plus a smell of smokey salty breeze.
 
Andrea
Andrea,
My number one. A sip equals a day at the spa, years of therapy and a great night with friends.
 
Byron
Byron,
Smokey, peaty and surprisingly smooth. An excellent single malt.
 
Garren
Garren,
By far my favorite of the Islay peats! My go to drink!
 
Dietmar
Dietmar,
Lovely and peaty
 
Chrisman
Chrisman,
My absolute favorite spirit. I love the peat.
 
Geoffrey
Geoffrey,
I never drank scotch until I drank this. Incredible.
 
guest
guest,
Smokey, tasty and the best damn scotch there is..
 
guest
guest,
Favourite whiskey so far
 
Steve
Steve,
Simply the best.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
I love this whiskey, it's like drinking a camp fire.
 
Brad
Brad,
It's a peaty heaven, complex and delicious. It's perfection in a bottle, and matches any occasion perfectly.
 
David
David,
Nice smokey and peaty flavor, very smooth
 
guest
guest,
The best scotch with a lot of peat. Simply amazing.
 
guest
guest,
My fav
 
Nathan
Nathan,
No question the best. Unmatched with a medium to full body cigar.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Spectacular!
 
guest
guest,
Best Islay scotch - peaty but not over-whelming.
 
guest
guest,
Fantastic. Perfectly balanced Islay scotch.
 
Dumitru
Dumitru,
One of the best smoky whisky.
 
guest
guest,
Great!
 
Will
Will,
One of the very best, smokey and balance, a perfect finish of heat and sweet.
 
guest
guest,
What's not to like?? Amazing whisky, smoke that lingers for hours and a complex palate that will bring enjoyment each you have a dram. The perfect night cap.
 
guest
guest,
So good
 
Jason
Jason,
simply amazing, the smokey front and smooth finish have given me a new found respect for scotch. pairs perfectly with a robusto cigar or a well seasoned grilled to perfection steak!! this is a scotch i brag about having in my collection!
 
guest
guest,
just a great Whiskey!
 
Charles
Charles,
Powerful, bold- the definition of scotch. A bucket list scotch for sure.
 
Cheyne
Cheyne,
It's hard because I love Islay whiskies so much, but this is one of the most wonderful whiskies on the planet.
 
David
David,
One of the great single malts of Islay. No fire or burn...just warmth. Smokey, complex, aromatic...close to perfect. This is Scotch.
 
Chad
Chad,
Very good scotch. If you haven't had it, change that.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Really powerful aroma, bold taste, and a glorious finish. You'll have to love peat to enjoy this but if you do you'll be in heaven
 
Gerald
Gerald,
Simple complex. Mid level peat, massive nose. A very lively front end with a earthy smooth back end. Hands down the king of Islay.
 
Curtis
Curtis,
Fruity notes, the right amount of peat and lovely medium finish.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Top quality. Excellent entry point for whiskies when introducing friends to the spirit.
 
guest
guest,
The most perfect whiskey I've ever tasted
 
guest
guest,
Strong earthy flavor - powerful
 
Derrick
Derrick,
Smooth, great smokiness. A perfect cigar or pipe Scotch.
 
Clayton
Clayton,
Strong character, pitted almost to perfection for those who like a well balanced taste.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Genuine !! Imprescindible !
 
guest
guest,
My single favorite scotch, but I love peat.
 
Yogesh
Yogesh,
Absolute delight!
 
Elliott
Elliott,
Love the peaty flavor. My kinda scotch. Recommend it to all my scotch drinking buddies.
 
Aronov
Aronov,
Great
 
Robert
Robert,
What scotch is suppose to be
 
guest
guest,
One of my all time favorite Islay scotches, I was drinking it before Ron Swanson made it huge.
 
guest
guest,
Perfecto!!
 
Brandon
Brandon,
One of my favorite Islay single malt scotch. I also like the 12 year cask strength!!
 
guest
guest,
The Best!!!
 
Zbigniew
Zbigniew,
Nice smooth start with a string finish. Defenitly something I will have to add to my collection
 
Shaun
Shaun,
Absolute favorite
 
guest
guest,
The grandfather of the Islays. Simply the smoothest, richest Islay with a powerful (but not overbearing) smokiness.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
This is the first Islay single malt that I had ever tried.. The first of many and it is still my scotch of choice. A luscious peaty smokey goodness. It overwhelms but in a good way. Better not try it or you might get hooked..
 
Phillip
Phillip,
Wow! The smoothest Scotch I have ever had.
 
Michael
Michael,
For me, it doesn't get any better than this peaty beauty!
 
guest
guest,
Not that big a fan of the peat
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Excellent choice
 
Uros
Uros,
Top-notch Scotch with a peat cherry on top!
 
Jason
Jason,
One of my favorite Islays. Very distinctive without being overpowering.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Currently my favourite!
 
guest
guest,
Lagavulin 16y is in my top three list of favorite whisky
 
Davi
Davi,
The smokeness is awesome
 
Matt
Matt,
The best.
 
guest
guest,
One of the greatest single malts ever!
 
guest
guest,
My top... My 10.
 
Rick
Rick,
My favorite peat... So smooth with a great finish a staple for my bar
 
Pawan
Pawan,
Smoky peaty Happiness Can't go wrong
 
guest
guest,
Nice smokey,
 
guest
guest,
Zware geturfde whisky
 
guest
guest,
Very unique taste.
 
guest
guest,
Терпкая сладость, лакрица. На губах ощущается солью.
 
Peter
Peter,
Dark fruit, moderate smoke, Sierra Nevada. So complex, slight spice, dark tobacco. Rich, thick mouth coating, smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Heavily peated but no long lasting taste
 
guest
guest,
Rauchiger Islay
 
guest
guest,
Favourite whisky of all time.
 
Edwin
Edwin,
Simply the best scotch.
 
guest
guest,
The one and only Lagavulin 16! Full of rich algae flavors
 
Amit
Amit,
Wouldn't throw it away of someone bought it for me
 
Filip
Filip,
Whiskey is my choice of spirit and I have tasted plenty of them. However Lagavulin certainly has a special place in my heart. Maybe it's because of the rarity of seeing this flask in a bar. Or maybe it's because the somewhat special taste of the sea, that reminds me of my home. Enjoy every drop wisely.
 
guest
guest,
Nose: an
 
Marcus
Marcus,
A smoky delight.
 
guest
guest,
In short - the best single malt I've tasted so far, and I've tasted quite many...
 
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