Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary

Lagavulin

8 Year Old 200th Anniversary

(0.75l, 48%)


7.9/10
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$62.99
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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. It’s Lagavulin’s 200th anniversary this year and they’re celebrating by spreading the love.

The Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary 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 – a limited edition Lagavulin at this price point? It’s a no-brainer, really.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    48%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Lagavulin
  • Age
    8 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

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smoky
spicy
phenols
caramel
nuts
lingering sweet
vanilla
dark chocolate
tropical
What does Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary 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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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden yellow

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropical fruits, vanilla, peat

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Spices, barley, nuts, caramel

Finish
Loooong and smoky
Ratings & Reviews
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
It has a smooth flavor with a wonderful peaty aftertaste that flows up your throat and into your sinuses. Love it.
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
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
anonymous
anonymous,
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!
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
It's too young.... there's a good reason why the signiture dram is bottled at sixteen years, because it needs to be.
anonymous
anonymous,
How much does it cost?
anonymous
anonymous,
How much does it cost?
Paul
Paul,
Looks, sounds great, I want a bottle....
anonymous
anonymous,
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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