Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary Limited Bottling Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Produced by: Lagavulin Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain
UK trade PR by: Story PR

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alc./vol: 48%

Proof: 96°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 8 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Released in March 2016 to celebrate Lagavulin Distillery’s 200th anniversary. The choice of an eight-year old whisky was inspired by whisky writer Alfred Barnard, who after visiting Lagavulin in the 1880s described an eight-year old whisky he’d sampled during his visit as “exceptionally fine”.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 01/06/2016

Appearance:

Clear, pale golden.

Aroma:

Bonfire smoke, antiseptic soaked bandage and cracked black pepper with faint green apple. More smoked antiseptic bandage with water.

Taste:

Full-bodied and chewy with intense and enlivening cracked black pepper spice, dry oaky wood smoke, sweet oats and apple pie filling. Better unwatered.

Aftertaste:

Long, spicy, peaty smoked finish.

Overall:

Half the age and half the round fruitiness of the flagship 16 year-old Lagavulin, but some might prefer their's younger, feistier, spicier and oakier – in which case this 8 year-old is a great way to celebrate 200 years.

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