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Lagavulin 16 Year Old Whisky 70 cl

by Lagavulin
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • The deep amber gold liquid has a dry peaty palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.
  • Lagavulin has a long, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.
  • Lagavulin works in an extraordinary way with intensely flavoured salty blue cheeses - Roquefort, Stilton,Gorgonzola and Lanark Blue. Also excellent with anchovies on toast.
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Product Information

Technical Details
Product Dimensions42.4 x 16.2 x 14.8 cm
Item model number8712838321982
Region Produced InIslay, Islay
Storage InstructionsStore away from direct light in a cool & dry place
OccasionChristmas, Birthday & Thank You Gifts
NV -> No Vintage Information
Alcohol Content43 % Vol
AwardsWorld Whiskies Awards 2012 -Best Islay 13 to 20 years
Serving RecommendationServe At Room Temperature
Package InformationBottle
Country Produced InScotland
Energy Content988 Kilojoules
Protein0 grams
Total fat0 grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 931 in Grocery (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.7 Kg
Date First Available8 Sep 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Lagavulin 16 Year Old bottle visual
About Lagavulin

Much awarded, Lagavulin 16 Year Old is the definitive Islay malt for many, and the perfect dram for even the most discerning whisky palate. Since 1816, Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been made in a picturesque huddle of buildings on Lagavulin Bay.

Perhaps the most beautifully situated of distilleries, Lagavulin makes arguably the most intensely flavoured, smoky and rich whisky of all. Lagavulin is an intense, smoky-sweet single malt with seaweed flavours and a huge finish, aged in oak casks for at least sixteen years.

The Mighty Islay Malt

Lagavulin is the biggest, richest and most intensely flavoured of our Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. An ‘essential’ Scotch Whisky that any connoisseur or enthusiast must have in their collection; one of the world’s favourite Malt Whiskies.

Situated beside the sea in a rocky bay overlooked by ruined Dunyvaig Castle, Lagavulin distillery has arguably the most romantic setting of any in Scotland. Lagavulin is a name derived from the Gaelic Laggan Mhouillin - ‘hollow where the milll is’.

Lagavulin 16 Year Old bottle and pack visual

“Time takes out the fire but leaves in the warmth” – describes the rounding effect of long 16 years maturation on the Lagavulin liquid.

Nose: Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness.

Palate: A rich, dried fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong, barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of peppery smoke.

Finish: Huge, long, warming and peppery with a distinch appetising sweetness.

Suggested Serve and Food Match

The intense peaty aromas, rich smoky taste & intensity of Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky are best enjoyed from a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little still water.

Lagavulin 16 is brilliant with blue cheese. The character of Lagavulin - intense, peat rich, sweet and salty - works in an extraordinary way with intensely flavoured salty blue cheeses. For example, Roquefort, Stilton, aged Gorgonzola, Lanark blue. Also excellent with anchovies on toast or oysters too - fantastic!

Product Description

"70cl / 43.0% - An old bottling of Lagavulin's classic 16 year old single malt scotch whisky form Islay. Rich, peaty and awesome."

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best standard distillery malt 15 Dec 2011
Forget the above. This is an Islay malt and so it is peaty. It is the most distinctive of this distinctive group and possibly not for those who favor the lighter styles from elsewhere. It is the connoisseur's malt. It is not bitter if anything slightly sweet and in complexity and development of flavour it has no equal. It is not cheap but then the standard release is 16 years old. As with most other malts and cars the base model is the best value. This is the whisky God drinks.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A drop of the good stuff 17 Aug 2012
By Doug
When people say a drop of the good stuff, this is what they are talking about. The aromatic smell of dark oak and berries with only a hint smoke so not to mask it's complexity.
When drinking the 1st sip is of bitter lemons with a hint of fudge. However let it slide down and think of that as the head!

The 2nd and subsequent sips are altogether different. The fudge and dark mellow flavours come through in abundance with no hint of the the bitterness of the 1st sip. And so it will go on like this till your session has ended. Each sip seems to increase the complexity. Once finished after a few minutes I was left with a clean almost green grass taste at the back of my palette fading to and almost vague and tantalising notes of sea air.

As this was from my wife for our anniversary I can only comment on the hard work she put into to finding me what is now in my top 3 which varies depending on my mood.

Whisky tasting in general is not to be rushed and in my humblest of opinions never judge a whisky by the 1st sip alone. Even after 20+ years of drinking it I like to think of it like getting into a hot bath. You know your going the go through the ouch stage but once immersed you just don't want to get out!

This one is definitely worth soaking in!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lagavulin 16 yrs Single Malt Whisky 22 April 2012
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Anyone who likes single malt whiskys should give this one ago, I was introduced to it 20 yrs ago in Theological College and have been hooked ever since.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely present 5 Sep 2013
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This tasted lovely and warming. Gone in less that 3 weeks - my other half loved it.
Bought as part of his 50th.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best affordable whisky 10 Jun 2013
By 'affordable' I mean below 50 (as of June 2013).

The aroma is rich - very rich. You get massive smoke. Then iodine, spice, sherry and sweet toffee/vanilla. Simply sniffing it is worth the price.

Then there's the taste. It's thick and syrupy. There is smoke and sherry and dates and peat and oak and the richest of rich christmas cake. And more smoke.

The finish is long. It is spice and sweet vanilla and more fruit and smoke and is still there 20 minutes later.

The whisky mellows after a few months of the bottle being opened. In my opinion, this does not improve the whisky. It's best if the bottle is consumed in short order.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, but worth it 2 Jan 2014
Along with Laphroaig, this has to be one of my favourite Whisky's. It makes for a perfect after dinner drink. It doesn't have the harshness that can sometimes leave a burning tang in the back of your pharynx. I only drink my whisky neat and as a result some whisky's can be overpowering, but I don't find that with Lagavulin. It has the peaty aftertaste you can expect from an Islay malt, but not so much that it overwhelms your senses.

I adore a strong smokey aroma in Islay malts, but I don't find it to be as heavy in Lagavulin as I do in Laphroaig, but I am not saying that as a bad thing, I would still favour Lagavulin over Laphroaig.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This stuff is worth every penny it is a real good whiskey, very good stuff, dad loves it. He claims he needs it and that the doctor has prescribed it to him......well cant argue, parents always right and all that lol
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous! 12 Mar 2014
By P C
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Love this Whisky! My personal favourite! But taste is subjective so, try some yourself! Lovely lovely whisky & makes a fantastic gift!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best malt whiskey in the world
Has a wonderful, deep and lasting taste. Not too heavy and doesn't dry your mouth (or make your eyes water). Perfect aperitif or nightcap.
Published 1 month ago by Peteczar
4.0 out of 5 stars Great drop of whisky
This is an excellent bottle of whisky and one I really enjoy the taste of. I'm a fan of Highland Park and Talisker but this whiskey blows them both out of the water as it manages... Read more
Published 1 month ago by George Richard Leeson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Whisky
I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he loves it, says its one of the best he has had and he does like his tipple now and again!
Published 2 months ago by Rita
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful whisky taste
Tasted smoky with light molasses - very easy on the palette. I took a chance and bought this on spec for my wife who enjoys 15/18 year Laphroaig - obviously it not the same but... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dominic Scally
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for present for husband. He said to give it 5 stars.
As per headline, this was bought for my husband as one of his Christmas presents. I had found it very difficult to find this particular brand so was glad to find it on Amazon. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Fiona
2.0 out of 5 stars poor packaging
This was a gift and thus I expected as per the photograph to receive the presentation container. I am very disappointed...
Published 3 months ago by P S D Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift a hit
This Whiskey was given as a gift for Christmas and will be greatly enjoyed. Amazon was the cheapest site to purchase this from again for a third year running,including the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars an aged Scotch
This was an Oaky Scotch, not the best we've had but very nice all the same. Rich and fairly smooth, a must for single malt lovers.
Published 3 months ago by greenqueen
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present for my eldest son
He loved it and will want me to order a further supply for him in the New Year. Whisky fantastic.
Published 3 months ago by johno
5.0 out of 5 stars Converted
Not being a great whisky lover i have been tempted over the years to buy myself a 'good' bottle to try and get myself into it. This is THE bottle!! wow. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Wallywaltona
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