Lagavulin 8 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 48% vol | 70cl | Sweet | Tea-Scented Smokiness | True Sipping Scottish Whisky | with Gift Box | Single Malt Whisky
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For the Lagavulin 16, you can venture into richer territory. Its robust character stands up to heartier foods. Smoked meats and aged cheeses are a delight when paired with this whisky. And if you’re in for a dessert, dark chocolate matches the rich, smoky sweetness of the Lagavulin 16 perfectly.
Originally released as a distillery exclusive for Islay's 2021 Jazz Festival, this 13-year-old single malt was matured in refill American oak casks, before finishing in casks that previously held mezcal! A jazzy release indeed, limited to just 3,000 bottles.
Lagavulin 18 yo (49.5%, OB, Bicentenary Edition, Feis Ile 2016, Refill Hogsheads & European Oak Bodega Sherry Butts, 6000 bottles) - 230516 - 270616 Lagavulin 15 yo 'Islay Jazz Festival 2023' (53.9%, OB, Distillery Exclusive, oloroso sherry butt finish, 3,000 bottles) - 021023 Whether you’re hosting a dinner or simply indulging yourself on a quiet evening, these pairings can elevate your Lagavulin experience to another level. Lagavulin 8 vs 16: Final Thoughts
Looking at these scores, it’s clear that while both whiskies offer a great experience, my preference leans towards Lagavulin 16. It’s not a simple case of one being better or more expensive than the other, it’s about the details that resonate with my palate.Lagavulin 19 yo (53.8%, OB Feis Ile 2019, sherry-treated American oak casks, 6000 bottles) - 150222 - by Angus - 300519 Lagavulin 28 yo 1991/2019 (50.1%, OB, Prima & Ultima, refill American oak cask, 1013 bottles) - 130720 Lagavulin Scotch was one of the six whiskies marketed as part of the ‘Classic Malts of Scotland’ when it was launched in 1988, and that only increased the demand. The Lagavulin distillery’s spirit stills are actually larger than the wash stills, along with a 4.4 ton stainless steel mash tun.
Lagavulin 8 Years is a fruity, vanilla laden and slightly spirity rendition of Lagavulin that’s fun to drink even if it’s not wildly complex. It’s a whisky that brings a unique character to the table and fully displays a previously unseen side of the Lagavulin distillery – In the mass market anyways. In the indie world, young Lagavulins have been around for a while, but none have been able to carry the Lagavulin name for legal reasons. Lagavulin 16 on the other hand, painted a richer, deeper portrait. A potent blend of profound smoky sweetness was complemented by sea-salty hints that whispered tales of Islay’s rugged coastline. Each sip had unfurling complex layers of ripe fruits, toasted nuts, and a distinguished peat smoke that culminated in a long, spicy finish.The Lagavulin 16, on the other hand, with its slightly lower ABV, offers a smoother, more approachable taste. The 43% ABV is not lightweight by any means, but it does provide a gentler introduction to the whisky’s rich, complex flavour profile. It’s mellowed and mature, with a fine balance of smoke, sweetness, and sea salt. Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB ‘White Horse’, Jardine Matheson & Co Japan import, 1970s) - by Angus - 180420 Our Competitions offer you the chance to win some of the world’s rarest and most exclusive whiskies!