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lagavulin 12

Postby gptm32 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:07 pm

did anyone taste the lagavulin 12 yo natural cask strength? i have 1 bottle but i dont know ..i think it is to strong .dont get me wrong i love the smokiness just think the alcohol is to high .(57.9% alc/vol)peace! :shock: posting.php?mode=post&f=12#
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby Dubois » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:18 pm

One of my all-time favorites...
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby johan brugge » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:40 pm

I suppose it's the 2009 release? I've had the 2007 (finished it a few weeks ago) and I still love it. If it's too strong you may add a little bit of water. It makes it a lot smoother and richer. It is also one of my favourite whiskies.
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:25 am

Dubois wrote:One of my all-time favorites...

I'll simply echo the sentiments of Dubois and johan brugge by saying that the Lagavulin 12 Year Old, for me, is (to quote my tasting notes) "one of life's essentials".

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Add water drop by drop (as you see fit) and I'm sure you'll revise your assessment of this wonderful whisky!

As a foot note (and for those of us who still recall the 1980s issues of standard 43%ABV strength 12YO Lagavulin), these recent cask-strength releases of the distillery's make represent something of a throwback to that monster of a malt.
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:50 am

I had the 2002, 2003, and the 2007.

Tried the much admired 2009 at Whisky Live, 4th in a flight of six "Hebriedean"m whiskies on colin dunn's excellent masterclass, and fond it really sweet on the nose, like new make, almost sickly! i'm not particularly fond f new make...

Perhaps influenced by the sample of 3 week old GlenMoray peated I had just sampled.

Currently nursing the Elements Of Islay Lagavulin from TWE. A belter!
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:30 am

The Lagavulin 12 2009 is definitely the sweetest Laga 12 I have had (2009, 2008, and 2004). The 2008 is more smoked fish and coal smoke (may fish smoked with coal) while the 2009 is more lemon and diesel (more like a young Caol Ila). Try some water as TTD says and see how that works for you.

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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby Ganga » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:28 am

I believe I've tried the 04, 07, 09. My preference is for the 09 (I like sherry which this one has in abundance). As a matter of fact, I would say in general I prefer the 12s to the 16.
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby gptm32 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:17 am

thanks everybody .ill try it very soon.and yes it is 2009.
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:02 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:
Currently nursing the Elements Of Islay Lagavulin from TWE. A belter!


Couldn't have put it better myself RB......
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:30 pm

gptm32 wrote:i think it is to strong

Does not compute :)
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby gptm32 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:53 pm

well i already taste it and is very smooth for such a high alcohol content.i really love it .is actually phenomenal .thank everybody!http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=12&t=12581#
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby gptm32 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:54 pm

well i already taste it and is very smooth for such a high alcohol content.i really love it .is actually phenomenal .thank everybody! :thumbsup:
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby orangedogofglory » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:51 am

Ganga wrote:...As a matter of fact, I would say in general I prefer the 12s to the 16.


Ditto here.
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby hyperfuji » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:37 am

i've only tried the 07 bottlings and didnt much like that one, but i'm really digging the new 2009 batch.
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby yves canizares » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:53 pm

I finally got my 12yrs old bottle, tasted it, its a wonderful experience. It lets you know how it will evolves into the 16yrs old. Yes it is strong, but it helps you show you the way to better appreciate its older sibling.
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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby Wave » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:16 am

I for one (and I'm sure there's a couple more) preferred the original 12yr old 43% to the 16. Todays 12yr old Cask Strength brings back those memories.


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Re: lagavulin 12

Postby peergynt323 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:27 am

I am happy to have had the opportunity to try the Laga 12yo, but unfortunately it is not for me. The Laga 16yo is a classic whisky for me and the 21yo is one of my top 10 bottles I've had the pleasure of owning.
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