I bought my first bottle of Lagavulin last year after seeing it featured in the hit US sitcom "Parks and Recreation". Everything Ron Swanson said about this whisky is true (Nectar of the Gods he called it). It's heavy and smoky with a satisfying burn, stays on the palette forever.
My only complaint is that it has ruined all other Scotch for me. If I sit down with anything else I'll wish I'd gone for the Lagavulin instead.
I first came across this many years ago at a tasting at Oban distillery. A woman in the party took a slurp and proclaimed 'its gone orff'. It isn't to everybody's taste. If you like it peaty and smokey this is for you. It is my favourite dram of all. Over the intervening thirty years or so I've quaffed a few bottles and enjoyed every single one.
Definitely worth buying, tasted great, was my New Years Eve drink and I loved every drop. Scotch obviously isn't for everybody and as Nick Offerman said, this whiskey "Will fuel your backhoe". It is very strong but it is one of the best scotch whiskeys I have ever had.
Came to this bottle after a binge of Ron Swansons wisdom, was not disappointed. This whisky is super smokey, not quite like anything I've ever had before, but I love it. Have been through 2 bottles over the past couple of months and have another sitting in my bar at the moment. I dont think this will be my 'go to' whisky but its certainly worked its way into a regular position on the shelf.
Drank a whole range of whisky over my short existence and the time im "legally" allowed to drink (and a tad bit before) and I have never enjoyed a really smoky whisky, well I tried bowmore and it put me off smoky flavors. Now this is just a perfectly beautiful whisky and completely different from any I've ever had which adds to the beauty. Simple classic elegant bottle which is definitely a pro as the new weird shaped bottles are not appealing to me one bit and it has a wooden top which I love on a bottle. Mr Ron Swanson from parks and rec perfectly sums this whisky as "Gods elixir" on which i would agree. Good to just drink and great as a gift, plus price value for a 16 year old whisky is excellent. I normally enjoy Glenfiddich but this is my new favorite yet is completely different.
This is an absolute peach of a whisky. Delicious, smooth and still satisfying flavor. Far better than a recent lafroig I had in that the flavor was more complex. For the price, I'm struggling to see how it could be bettered. A great whisky for sharing with friends as I'm sure it is a crowd pleaser.
I'm a big fan of Islay whisky's and Lagavulin is far and away my favourite. It has the peatiness and also a wonderful sweetness and splendid bouquet. If you like peaty malts you simply have to try this