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Brands and Distilleries : Lagavulin

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

Lagavulin

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
9 Complex, sophisticated heavyweight. The one they all have to beat.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70%
8 You can see into this like a rockpool. Clean and pristine. Complexity building.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 An all-timer.Delivers Islay briny atmosphere.

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
8 A well balanced islander. Feet in peat and head in smoke, standing in the briny air. With a warm heart. Great encounter.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
8 A complex yet approachable Islay.

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 This whisky seems to have matured in tired casks. Quite harsh. Water cuts the edges but does not give it style.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The driest of Islay malts, and an established classic.

Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
Superb balance and complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The wrestling match between distillery character and Pedro Ximinez finish ends, at length, in a draw.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin 1989 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 Pent up power and energy. Lagavulin at its best. A must-buy.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 Very easy to drink at this strength. A fabulous, deep and smoky whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Impressive sherry monster. Raw but well-balanced.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 8 Years Old 200 Years 1816 - 2016
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 A lovely Islay. Not overblown peat wise, just very well balanced and seriously salty!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1991
- Scotland - 43.00%
8 Peat and iodine are not all. There's got to be texture and complexity. And this one has got it all.

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1995 Pedro Ximenez
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
For me the complexities have been diminished rather than enhanced. It's a good drink and may be more acceptable for newbies but since when did all whisky have to be acceptable to everyone?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 What it loses in character it gains in a different dimension of distinctiveness.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin Limited Edition 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
9 As good a Lagavulin as I've tasted. Hie thee to Islay!

Elements of Islay Lagavulin LG2
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Vibrant and full of character. Best neat.

Murray McDavid Lagavulin 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An opportunity to taste another version of Lagavulin. Subtle and complex, but I missed the instant punch of peat.

Life beyond Lagavulin
Michael Jackson refutes the belief that new devotees of whisky want blandness in thei drams

January 1999, Issue 1, page 7

All that Jazz...
Jazz fans flocked to Islay in mid-September for the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival and there was a new hook for whisky fans this year with the launch of an official Festival bottling. Now in its 13th y...

December 2011, Issue 100, page 8

WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY
YOICHI 20 YEARS OLD

April 2008, Issue 71, page 23

All at sea (Lagavulin)
The Mystery Visitor travels to Islay and puts Lagavulin under the spotlight

July 2005, Issue 49, page 42

A Quiet Confidence
Seáneen Sullivan explores the myths and magic of this iconic Islay distillery

December 2012, Issue 108, page 32

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

October 2008, Issue 75, page 78

Under the Hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections he looks at some price guides for bottles at auction. In questions he fields your enquiries ab...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 72

Ask the expert
John Rose answers another selection of our readers' letters

November 2006, Issue 60, page 33

The whisky island
Gavin D. Smith charts the distilleries of Islay.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 34

Distiller of the year: Diageo
There were many entrants for this category, some obvious, some not so. The award is meant to be for an individual, but a clear trend started to emerge – there was a regular stream of votes for Diage...

April 2003, Issue 30, page 19

Island Odyssey
Jonny McCormickreports on Isly's growing dominance

April 2011, Issue 95, page 96

Join the debate
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September 2008, Issue 74, page 86

Ask The Expert
I have several hand-blown bottles of the Bowmore Bicentennial edition, complete with the wooden case. It is one of the finest whiskies I have ever tasted but it seems too valuable for me to drink at t...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 74

The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Bottles
Jonny McCormick looks at the top 100 single malt whisky bottles auctioned this century

December 2011, Issue 100, page 24

A New Malt is Born
Isle of Harris Distillery fills its first casks

March 2016, Issue 134, page 6

Searching for sea legs
Dave Broomdiscovers life on the ocean waves.

November 2003, Issue 35, page 12

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
I could hardly believe my ears when I heard that the three-man Whiskey Professor team had been given the chop and not just because we gave them the Icons of Whisky awards last year. For those that do...

February 2010, Issue 86, page 5

Feis Ile 2011
The 2011 Feis Ile proved to be another huge success, with the distilleries yet again upping their game, all in the name of fun, frivolity and peated whisky. The sideways rain, which hit early on the f...

July 2011, Issue 97, page 7

It's Islay Time
Jonny McCormick examines how a clutch of Feis Ilé bottlings fared at auction.

June 2010, Issue 88, page 74

The Naked Spirit
Ever wondered what your favourite whisky would taste like when stripped of its colour? Neil Ridley experiences a moment of clarity

October 2012, Issue 107, page 30

A week in paradise
The Islay Festival is the highlight of the Scotch whisky year. Martine Nouet looks ahead to this year's activities

May 2004, Issue 39, page 36

Gone but not forgotten (Port Ellen)
In the latest of our new series,Gavin D Smith delves in to Port Ellen's past

April 2007, Issue 63, page 50

Thirst for knowledge
Guest writer Andrew Jefford smokes out the truth on the issue of peat in whisky

November 2004, Issue 44, page 74

Lure of the amber nectar (Brian Cox)
Brian Cox appears in two of the summer's biggest blockbuster films. He spoke to Vivien Devlin about his love of Scotland and Scotch

July 2003, Issue 32, page 28

Spiritual Home
Lindores Distillery begins to take shape

September 2016, Issue 138, page 6

The Miller's Tale
The Islay-Jura ferry wasn't working.

September 2003, Issue 33, page 5

?Ask the expert
?I have just returned from Fèis Ìle 2013 and bought a total of five festive bottles. Now, at £350, the price of the Bowmore bottle is more than the sum of the Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain and Br...

September 2013, Issue 114, page 82

The best Scotch malts in the world
Compiling a top 90 best Scottish malts list is as ambitious a project as this magazine has ever undertook. Dominic Roskrowdescribes how it was done

May 2004, Issue 39, page 22

Marriages made in Hebrides
It's easy to spice up your food offering with whisky. Here Martine Nouet uses Islay and Jura to pep up her menu

June 2004, Issue 40, page 58

Festival Takes Off
Our man gets to the heart of the Islay Whisky Festival and uncovers some gems.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 57

Drams on the ocean wave
Nothing quite beats the thrill of visiting a distillery by water. Dominic Roskrow looks at the link between whisky and sailing.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 20

Captain's log
'Win a week's sailing in the Classic Malts Millennium Cruise,' writes Philip Froude, 'too good a chance to let pass by I think and, blow me down, I win!'

November 2000, Issue 12, page 41

Creating the mood
A round up from the auction world

December 2013, Issue 116, page 80

More Than Taste
Martine Nouet looks at why you say tomato, I say tomeito

June 2011, Issue 96, page 14

Making all the right moves
As ways of making drinking a cerebral pastime, whisky chess takes some beating. Alex Kraaijeveld explains how it works

November 2004, Issue 44, page 40

When two worlds collide
Whisky with food is becoming increasingly popular. Dominic Roskrowgets a taste for it

July 2003, Issue 32, page 36

The spice route
Kate Ennis discovers that whisky can be the spice of life

February 2008, Issue 70, page 56

Comfort and joy
Whisky pilgrims , tourists, locals- this summer's Islay Festival attracted fans from around the globe. Michael Jackson reports on a time to remember, while Marcin Miller travels east to catch up on t...

September 2000, Issue 11, page 34

The fund that likes to say EIS
A round up of the auction world

June 2013, Issue 112, page 80

Fiddler on the Loch
Jon Beach and ‘The Whisky Library Shelf'

December 2015, Issue 132, page 38

Looking Back
Jonny McCormick sums up an excellent year

March 2012, Issue 102, page 72

From the editor
Is it possible to compile an objective hierarchy of malts?

February 2000, Issue 8, page 5

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well by the time you read this the presents will have been well and truly opened, those socks have probably shrank in the wash already, batteries have gone flat on those all important purchases and we...

January 2009, Issue 77, page 5

Peter the great
Restless genius Peter Mackie was a true champion of malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne describes the life of the whisky baron who created the White Horse.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 66

Simply the best
Martine Nouet exanines the benefits of learning local malts with local produce, a la Islay

July 2002, Issue 24, page 56

Miles of Isles
What better way to visit the distilleries on Islay and Jura than on foot? Dominic Roskrow and a Whisky Magazine team have done just that

April 2006, Issue 55, page 18

What's in a name?
John Haydock congratulates himself on discovering the secret behind current whisky-naming trends

April 2003, Issue 30, page 82

Insight
The Isle of Harris Distillery

December 2014, Issue 124, page 6

Welcome to Whisky Magazine
Well it's that time of year where I think it's good to take a moment and reflect on what has been, and to be honest this year has been a bit of a whirlwind. There have been some stunning drams releas...

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Nose the Whiskey, Taste the Food
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July 2014, Issue 121, page 34

    Murray McDavid
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Chart Position

Latest
19
Best
7
Average
16

Bottle Price

Average
£153
Highest
£2,500

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Lagavulin 10 Year Old That Boutique Y Whisky Company 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£10.93
Lagavulin 12 Year Old 15th Release Special Releases 2015
The Whisky Exchange
£84.95
Lagavulin 12 Year Old 16th Release Special Releases 2016
The Whisky Exchange
£78.95
Lagavulin 12 Year Old 2016 Special Release
Abbey Whisky
£72.48
Lagavulin 12 Year Old 2016 Special Release
The Whisky Barrel
£87.02
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot. 2002 1st Release
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,400.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,350.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,500.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,150.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,150.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2002 2nd Release
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2003 3rd Release
The Whisky Exchange
£275.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2006 6th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2007 7th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2011 11th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£120.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2012 12th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£110.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2013 13th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Bot.2014 14th Release
The Whisky Exchange
£79.95
Lagavulin 12 Year Old White Horse 1980s
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£995.00
Lagavulin 12 Year Old White Horse 1980s
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£995.00
Lagavulin 12 Years Old Carpano 12
Lions Whisky
£1,120.00
Lagavulin 12 Years Old Special Release 2016 200th Anniversary
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£79.95
Lagavulin 12y Bottled 2007 12
Lions Whisky
£110.00
Lagavulin 12yo Bottled 2002 12
Lions Whisky
£140.00
Lagavulin 12yo Bottled 2002 12
Lions Whisky
£140.00
Lagavulin 12yo Bottled 2004 12
Lions Whisky
£130.00
Lagavulin 12yo Bottled 2005 12
Lions Whisky
£115.00
Lagavulin 12yo Montenegro Import 12
Lions Whisky
£820.00
Lagavulin 12yo White Horse On Glass 12
Lions Whisky
£1,120.00
Lagavulin 15 Year Old The Syndicates
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£450.00
Lagavulin 15yo Ceramic Flagon 15
Lions Whisky
£740.00
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£48.25
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£62.69
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Master of Malt
£47.95
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Abbey Whisky
£52.08
Lagavulin 16 Year Old Small Bottle
The Whisky Exchange
£19.95
Lagavulin 16 Year Old White Horse
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£295.00
Lagavulin 16 Year Old White Horse
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£295.00
Lagavulin 16 Year Old White Horse
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£295.00
Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£59.95
Lagavulin 16 Years Old 75cl White Horse 16
Lions Whisky
£265.00
Lagavulin 16yo White Horse 16
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Lagavulin 1976 37 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£2,950.00
Lagavulin 1978 Cask #131 Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Lagavulin 1979 2004 25 Year Old The Syndicates
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£525.00
Lagavulin 1979 35 Year Old The Syndicate's
The Whisky Exchange
£2,000.00
Lagavulin 1980 Distillers Edition Litre
The Whisky Exchange
£1,100.00
Lagavulin 1980 Distillers Edition Litre
The Whisky Exchange
£1,100.00
Lagavulin 1980 Double Matured 1980
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Lagavulin 1985 21yo 21 1985
Lions Whisky
£930.00
Lagavulin 1988 Moon Import Horae Solaris 1988
Lions Whisky
£525.00
Lagavulin 1990 2004 14 Year Old The Syndicates
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£200.00
Lagavulin 1990 2010 20 Year Old The Syndicates
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£450.00
Lagavulin 1990 Distillers Edition
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Lagavulin 1991 21 Year Old Special Release 2012
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£650.00
Lagavulin 1991 Distillers Edition Bot.2007
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Lagavulin 1993 Single Cask 2007 Feis Ile
The Whisky Barrel
£1,999.99
Lagavulin 1995 12 Year Old Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Lagavulin 1995 De Double Matured 1995
Lions Whisky
£89.00
Lagavulin 1995 Distillers Edition Bot.2013
The Whisky Exchange
£105.00
Lagavulin 1995 Feis Ile 2009 1995
Lions Whisky
£325.00
Lagavulin 1996 Distillers Edition
The Whisky Exchange
£94.95
Lagavulin 1997 Distillers Edition
The Whisky Exchange
£86.95
Lagavulin 1998 Distillers Edition
The Whisky Exchange
£79.95
Lagavulin 1999 Bottled 2015 Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish Distillers E
Master of Malt
£73.96
Lagavulin 1999 Distillers Edition
The Whisky Barrel
£90.64
Lagavulin 1999 Distillers Edition Bot.2015
The Whisky Exchange
£76.25
Lagavulin 21 Years Old 1991 52%
Lions Whisky
£635.00
Lagavulin 25 Year Old 200th Anniversary
The Whisky Barrel
£1,894.25
Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary
The Whisky Barrel
£60.93
Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary
The Whisky Exchange
£52.95
Lagavulin 8 Year Old 200th Anniversary Edition
Master of Malt
£52.95
Lagavulin 8 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£58.95
Lagavulin Bottled 2010 Available Only At Distillery
Lions Whisky
£275.00
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1999
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£83.95
Lg5 Elements Of Islay Lagavulin
Abbey Whisky
£49.90
Lg6 Elements Of Islay Lagavulin
Abbey Whisky
£49.90
The Syndicate's Lagavulin 1990 14 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
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