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What does Lagavulin 16 year taste like?

What does Lagavulin 16 year taste like?

It’s big, very, very concentrated, and redolent of iodine, sweet spices, good, mature Sherry and creamy vanilla. A massive mouthful of malt and Sherry with good fruity sweetness, but also a wonderful sweetness. Big, powerful peat and oak. Finish: Long, spicy finish, figs, dates, peat smoke, vanilla.

What does Lagavulin whiskey taste like?

A rich, dried fruit sweetness of the sherry character with clouds of smoke and strong, barley-malt flavors. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of salty and peppery smoke. Huge, long, warming and peppery with a distinct appetizing sweetness. A little spice lightens the grip of the peat and vanilla.

Is Lagavulin 16 the best Scotch?

At the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a spirits forum founded in 2000, Lagavulin’s 16-year Scotch was named the Best Distiller’s Single Malt of 2017 and won a double gold medal, meaning it received unanimous gold-medal scores from all panelists.

Is Lagavulin a smoky whisky?

Lagavulin 16-year-old – 43% ABV Founded over 200 years ago and indelibly etched into whisky folklore, the Lagavulin distillery is on the Isle of Islay which is known for its heavily peated whiskies. Those deep smoky notes are in evidence here, the whisky having been aged in oak barrels for at least 16 years.

Who drinks Lagavulin?

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Is Lagavulin 16 Coloured?

Most Scotch whiskies, even the best stuff, is artificially colored, and a lot of it is also chill filtered (chill filtering applies to whiskies below 46% ABV). However, it’s not a great quality indicator (one of my favourite go-to whiskies, Lagavulin 16, is artificially coloured).

Can you keep whiskey for years?

The best way to avoid oxidising your whisky, and changing the flavour, is simply to drink it. An open bottle of whisky lasts much longer if it’s more than half full, with a shelf-life of up to five years. But once it reaches the halfway mark, this drops to just one or two years.

How long does Lagavulin last?

It can last up to 2 years if the opened bottle is airtight and half full. While an unopened scotch can last for decades if appropriately sealed, stored at the right temperature, and kept away from light and humidity.

What does Lagavulin taste like?

Lagavulin (16 year) The early flavors get straight to the oak, and then to the peat, with a hint of fruit or hazelnut. There are medium notes of peat and some smoke on the tongue which are more pronounced in the finish. The finish is long and straightforward, mostly campfire and a suggestion of cherry or cherrywood.

Is there a 16 year old Lagavulin?

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Bottling Note. A much sought-after single malt with the massive peat-smoke that’s typical of southern Islay – but also offering richness and a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting tipple. The 16 year old has truly become a benchmark Islay dram from the Lagavulin distillery.

What goes well with Lagavulin 16 year old?

The 16 year old has truly become a benchmark Islay dram from the Lagavulin distillery. If you’re looking for a food pairing for this beauty, try intensely flavoured salty blue cheeses, which complement the intense, peat rich, sweet and salty character of this Lagavulin wonderfully.

How much does a bottle of Lagavulin cost?

Lagavulin (16 year) 43.0% ABV. ScotchNoob™ Mark: Price Range: $50-$85. Acquired: (Bottle): K&L Wines in Redwood City, CA. $65. Post navigation. Previous Post.