Lagavulin 8 Year Old

Lagavulin 8 Year Old

(0.75l, 48%)


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$61.99
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A fitting tribute to a great name.

Lagavulin is one of those classic Scottish single malts every true Whisky buff has to try. The story began in 1816 on the windy island of Islay, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell first opened the distillery. They’re famous for their extra-long, “low and slow” distillation, which produces exceptionally smooth and flavorful Whisky.

The thing with Lagavulin is, you most probably either love it or you hate it. The strong peat flavor tends to divide opinion. But we can almost guarantee - if you like your malts smoky, you’re gonna adore Lagavulin. 

The Lagavulin 8 Year Old definitely possesses that full-on Lagavulin taste. We would even argue it’s even peatier and more intense than the classic 16 YO flagship.

Inspiration for the bottling came from Alfred Barnard, renowned historian and Whisky explorer, who tried a similar 8 YO Lagavulin back in 1880 and described it as “exceptionally fine.” We must say, we agree with Mr. Barnard. The Whisky is matured in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at 48% alcohol. It’s a beautiful example of the amount of depth a relatively young Whisky can achieve with master distilling and casking. Last but not least – Lagavulin at this price point? It’s a no-brainer, really.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    48%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    8 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

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smoky
spicy
tropical fruits
vanilla
sherry
sweet
phenols
white pepper
nuts
What does Lagavulin 8 Year Old taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Lagavulin 8 Year Old and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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First-class Whisky is 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

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden yellow.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropical fruits, vanilla with a classic Islay peat burst.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Spices, barley, nuts with strong caramel sensation throughout.

Finish
Loooong and smoky.

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Ratings & Reviews
Trevor
Trevor,
Delightful sweet aroma. Best enjoyed slowly. Like the 16 year it doesn’t have any “fire”, but it’s warm and palate pleasing
 
Shon
Shon,
I’m with Ron Swanson. Just give me this and a bloody rare steak hot off the grill and I’m set.
 
Paul
Paul,
For the price, it is better than Lagavulin 16. It goes well with a good cigar!
 
Paul
Paul,
For the price, it is better than Lagavulin 16. It goes well with a good cigar!
 
John
John,
Not as smooth as the big brother but still an excellent Scothch with the subtle smoky traits
 
Christine
Christine,
Lagavulin 16 is my favorite scotch, so I had to try this. Fruity and light aroma, sweet caramel in the flavor, and quite the smokey finish. Amazing for an 8 year old - fantastic option if you enjoy Lagavulin 16 and would like to try a sweeter version with a similar depth of flavor.
 
Danny
Danny,
Lighter version of the 16 with brighter fruits and a familiar smoke. Great with sushi and sashimi.
 
Chris
Chris,
Not bad, I was hoping for more smoothness but that is a lot to expect from an 8 year old.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
This is an interesting young peated scotch. The smoke is pretty strong, but there is enough fruit and spice to counter it.
 
Anna
Anna,
Amazing example of how time does not equal taste always if you do it right.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Oddly enough I like this much more than the 16 year. Its my favorite peated dram right now.
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
This one is not nearly as good as the 16 year old. So if Love the 16 year old don't waste the $$$ or time for this one. :(
 
Scott
Scott,
Huge fan. Strong peaty finish but smooth. Does Lagavulin make a bad whiskey?
 
James
James,
Spicy, smokey, super long finish. A true pleasure. I wish this was not a limited edition.
 
Chris
Chris,
The very peaty flavor was like making love to a campfire.
 
Michael
Michael,
I like it. Strong and smokey. Good price. I still prefer the 16 year, but this is a solid choice.
 
guest
guest,
It has a smooth flavor with a wonderful peaty aftertaste that flows up your throat and into your sinuses. Love it.
 
guest
guest,
DO not send this to again!!!!!!
 
Scott
Scott,
Peaty. I prefer peaty so I really enjoy this bottle.
 
Sean
Sean,
Taste like poop
 
Craig
Craig,
I tend to like Islay whisky, Laphroaig 10 year old is probably my favorite so far. I've also tasted and enjoyed the 16 year-old Lagavulin. Although I found this very interesting, it was hard to take without a little added water - and I don't usually add water to my drams. This just made my throat kind of seize up when I sipped it straight. With water it was pretty damn good, and with a great long finish.
 
Rodney
Rodney,
Very flavorful not as smooth as the 16 but quite worth it.
 
Mark
Mark,
If you like peaty and smoky, you will not be disappointed. Light in color, but bold on taste. I would have rated it a little higher, but then I tried the 16 Year. Wow, big difference. The 16 Year is much smoother, a little darker, with great flavor.
 
Carlos
Carlos,
Smoke monster
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Better than the 16 year
 
Eric
Eric,
Love the smoke x1000, amazing
 
Erik
Erik,
SUPER peaty... A little more oaky than I like.
 
guest
guest,
Excellent
 
Eric
Eric,
Not impressed. You can get 16 year for only $20 more at my local liquor store, but it's easily worth $60 more. This stuff tastes like diet Lagavulin. All of the flavors are muted and watered down and it leaves a bitter aftertaste.
 
Chris
Chris,
Pretty good, not great. Flavor spiral is accurate. I'd go for the 16 year old instead for my next purchase.
 
David
David,
Smell Is Great, Color is perfect, smokiness is perfect. Just a perfect Scotch
 
Dean
Dean,
Admittedly I am a huge Lagavulin fan. The 8 year is no 16year, but it is half the price and very good. Still peaty and smokey , but a little less so. It does have slight sweet/grain note on the back end.
 
Pierce
Pierce,
Crisp and bright. You can really feel the sharper, flash-in-the-pan burn of this compared to its more aged counterparts. Nevertheless, it' doesn't overwhelm the palate, even as you drink more.
 
Richard
Richard,
I like this. Of course, it's not exactly like the 16-year old, but it's still good. The ABV is decently high, and there's good smoke. The color is lighter than the 16. I would definitely buy this again.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Excellent
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Not the 16 year old but very good
 
guest
guest,
Enjoyable peat with a nice finish
 
Kurt
Kurt,
This single malt doesn't have the mouthfeel of an eight year old, perhaps even better than the 16 yr.. More complex than the 16 yr too as it has all the 16 yr's elements plus a wonderful red-fruit element that takes the palette of this in a totally new dimension.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Not as complex as Talisker, but wonderful nonetheless. The nose is light, and it doesn't hit hard at first, but the smoke and peatiness comes through. Definitely has vanilla notes and plenty of smoke. It's a little more subtle than other Islays. Recommend
 
Mr.
Mr.,
Wonderful and smooth. Sweet with a strong vanilla taste and finishing long with peat and smoke. Love it!
 
guest
guest,
I liked it better than the 16. People will hate that I said that. Doesn't matter. Just how I feel about it.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
I want more
 
Amber
Amber,
It was harsh and over priced for its age.
 
guest
guest,
God, men lidt for røget
 
William
William,
It's nice how I get the email yesterday, but it's been sold out for a while.
 
George
George,
I am just beginning exploring Scotch Whiskey and I really enjoyed it. Smooth and lingering. Smoky and spicy. Good stuff.
 
Etan
Etan,
AMAZING
 
Peter
Peter,
Strong smoky/iodine flavours like the 16 but surprisingly different also. Has a more peaty flavour and a little less smooth. Interesting variation, highly recommended.
 
guest
guest,
It's too young.... there's a good reason why the signiture dram is bottled at sixteen years, because it needs to be.
 
Roxanne
Roxanne,
How much does it cost?
 
Paul
Paul,
Looks, sounds great, I want a bottle....
 
guest
guest,
This has been my all time favourite since I was introduced to it by an art dealer /artist friend in Glasgow some 30 odd years ago!
 
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