Aged: 8 years
Product of: 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
Clear, pale golden.
Bonfire smoke, antiseptic soaked bandage and cracked black pepper with faint green apple. More smoked antiseptic bandage with water.
Full-bodied and chewy with intense and enlivening cracked black pepper spice, dry oaky wood smoke, sweet oats and apple pie filling. Better unwatered.
Long, spicy, peaty smoked finish.
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.