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

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alc./vol:
48%

Proof:
96°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
8 years

Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

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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