Lagavulin 16 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Lagavulin
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Refill European oak casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • sherry
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • black pepper
  • dried fruit
  • salty
  • spicy
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Lagavulin

16 Year Old (0.75l, 43%)
Price $94.99

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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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Lagavulin
  • Age 16 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Refill European oak casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color 
Deep amber gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
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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  • smoky
  • peaty
  • sherry
  • vanilla
  • sweet
  • black pepper
  • dried fruit
  • salty
  • spicy
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Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
In 1908, Peter Mackie built a second distillery at Lagavulin and called it Malt Mill. It closed in 1962, and there’s only one bottle of its Whisky known to exist that is stored at Lagavulin Distillery. However, if you watch the movie Angel’s Share, you might believe otherwise…
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Lagavulin was one of the most popular names among single malts already in 1904. According to the Whisky writer of the time, Alfred Barnard, it was “...in such demand that the orders exceed the output”.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
In 1908, Peter Mackie built a second distillery at Lagavulin and called it Malt Mill. It closed in 1962, and there’s only one bottle of its Whisky known to exist that is stored at Lagavulin Distillery. However, if you watch the movie Angel’s Share, you might believe otherwise…
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Lagavulin was one of the most popular names among single malts already in 1904. According to the Whisky writer of the time, Alfred Barnard, it was “...in such demand that the orders exceed the output”.
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