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Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

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Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Canucklehead » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:59 pm

First off, I simply love the Lag 16. A better dram, I've yet to find out there...

That said, in the LCBO (our local liquor bandits) they've discontinued the Distiller's Edition.

Now, since the DE is a 12 y/o (I think), as a younger whisky, is it better than the 16 y/o?

By "better", I'm asking if it is more intense. If the DE is smoother than the standard 16 y/o, I'm not going to bother.

Why mess with success?
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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:15 am

Canucklehead wrote:Why mess with success?


Because it doesn't take long for a groove to become a rut.

Try everything, dammit! You tried the Lag 16 for the first time once. It's the journey, not the destination. If you're going to drink nothing but Lagavulin 16 for the rest of your life, what are you doing here? Your life is already over!

The DE is vintage dated, and I think it's usually around 16yo. The current one is a 1991. I think it packs the same peat punch as the 16yo, with added depth and sweetness from the PX sherry. LFW says "Not necessarily better - but different". Any number of people here can tell you what they think. But the only way for you to know what you think is to drink the stuff. Hurry! They're discontinuing the stuff, for cryin' out loud!
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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Canucklehead » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:26 am

Yes, I hear your passion, but at $120 a throw, I thought I'd ask the question.


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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby slojo » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:26 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
Canucklehead wrote:Why mess with success?


Because it doesn't take long for a groove to become a rut.

Try everything, dammit! You tried the Lag 16 for the first time once. It's the journey, not the destination. If you're going to drink nothing but Lagavulin 16 for the rest of your life, what are you doing here? Your life is already over!

The DE is vintage dated, and I think it's usually around 16yo. The current one is a 1991. I think it packs the same peat punch as the 16yo, with added depth and sweetness from the PX sherry. LFW says "Not necessarily better - but different". Any number of people here can tell you what they think. But the only way for you to know what you think is to drink the stuff. Hurry! They're discontinuing the stuff, for cryin' out loud!


Whoah...who says they're discontinuing Lagavulin DE? Surely this can't be true :cry:
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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:39 pm

Canucklehead wrote:Yes, I hear your passion, but at $120 a throw, I thought I'd ask the question.

Risk the $120 Canucklehead. I'll be amazed if you regret it.
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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:00 pm

slojo wrote:Whoah...who says they're discontinuing Lagavulin DE? Surely this can't be true :cry:


Not the producers:

Canucklehead wrote:That said, in the LCBO (our local liquor bandits) they've discontinued the Distiller's Edition.


Canucklehead, if you happen to have a trip to Quebec planned some time, the SAQ has it for $99.95, or did the last I knew.
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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Elagabalus » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:34 pm

I bought the Lag DE 1990 for 109.00 at the LCBO a few weeks back. It is now my current favourite SMS. Has it already gone up to 120.00???

I'll have to grab a bottle of Lagavulin 16 though as that is one that everyone raves about. That reminds me I also have to get a bottle of Ardbeg 10 as that seems to be popular here.
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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Canucklehead » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:08 pm

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Sorry, my fault. It's not $120, but $109.95.

From the LCBO website......


1. LAGAVULIN 12 YEAR OLD ISLAY SINGLE MALT
United Kingdom | UNITED DISTILLERS GROUP LONDON LTD
LCBO 602078 | 700 mL | $ 105.15 | PRODUCT DISCONTINUED

2. LAGAVULIN 16 YR
United Kingdom | WHITE HORSE DISTILLERS LTD
LCBO 207126 | 750 mL | $ 99.95

3. LAGAVULIN DISTILLERS EDITION
United Kingdom | UNITED DISTILLERS GROUP LONDON LTD
LCBO 503060 | 750 mL | $ 109.95 | PRODUCT DISCONTINUED



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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Canucklehead » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:12 pm

Elagabalus wrote:That reminds me I also have to get a bottle of Ardbeg 10 as that seems to be popular here.
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The Ardbeg is 10 is $74.95.

It would be nice to see privatized liquor stores in Ontario, to get a break now and again.

My English friend emails me all of the time detailing his great finds at the local Tescos, at a large discount of course...

He's put away many a fine bottle for safe keeping that way.




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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:31 pm

Canucklehead wrote:.

Sorry, my fault. It's not $120, but $109.95.

From the LCBO website......


1. LAGAVULIN 12 YEAR OLD ISLAY SINGLE MALT
United Kingdom | UNITED DISTILLERS GROUP LONDON LTD
LCBO 602078 | 700 mL | $ 105.15 | PRODUCT DISCONTINUED

2. LAGAVULIN 16 YR
United Kingdom | WHITE HORSE DISTILLERS LTD
LCBO 207126 | 750 mL | $ 99.95

3. LAGAVULIN DISTILLERS EDITION
United Kingdom | UNITED DISTILLERS GROUP LONDON LTD
LCBO 503060 | 750 mL | $ 109.95 | PRODUCT DISCONTINUED

I wonder if Diageo knows that their product is being made by two other companies?

Those LCBO dudes are right up to date....

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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:32 pm

Corrected post. Damn jumping window, and no edit button....

Canucklehead wrote:.

Sorry, my fault. It's not $120, but $109.95.

From the LCBO website......


1. LAGAVULIN 12 YEAR OLD ISLAY SINGLE MALT
United Kingdom | UNITED DISTILLERS GROUP LONDON LTD
LCBO 602078 | 700 mL | $ 105.15 | PRODUCT DISCONTINUED

2. LAGAVULIN 16 YR
United Kingdom | WHITE HORSE DISTILLERS LTD
LCBO 207126 | 750 mL | $ 99.95

3. LAGAVULIN DISTILLERS EDITION
United Kingdom | UNITED DISTILLERS GROUP LONDON LTD
LCBO 503060 | 750 mL | $ 109.95 | PRODUCT DISCONTINUED



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I wonder if Diageo knows that their product is being made by two other companies?

Those LCBO dudes are right up to date....
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Re: Lagavulin 16, or the 12 y/o Distiller's Edition?

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:21 am

I recently tasted the 1993 distilled, 2006 bottled Lagavulin DE and loved it! Lagavulin 16y with the added element of beatiful softened dark chocolate, really good. Lagavulin sherry aged is superb, (an excellent, I mean perfect example is the new 21y!!!) But I also do love the 12y, mostly Bourbon, or perhaps only Bourbon aged bottling.
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