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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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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.
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.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Lagavulin 16 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.