smoky
sherry
phenols
caramel
bitter
lingering sweet
citrus
dark chocolate
damp
Spiral Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary
Lagavulin
8 Year Old 200th Anniversary
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Golden yellow

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropical fruits, vanilla, peat

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

Finish
Loooong and smoky
Price:
$68.99
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 flavourful Whisky.

The thing with Lagavulin is, you most probably either love it or you hate it. The strong peat flavour 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.

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

Lagavulin

8 Year Old 200th Anniversary

(0.7l, 48%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary
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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