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Lagavulin 8 Years Old 200 Years 1816 - 2016 Tasting notes and reviews

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Lagavulin 8 Years Old 200 Years 1816 - 2016

Brand
Lagavulin
Expression
8 Years Old 200 Years 1816 - 2016
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
8 years old
Abv
48.00%
Produced at
Lagavulin Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.diageo.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
Pungent and medicinal with sweet barley and acacia honey. Fresh pine needles, white fruit, subtle salt and dusty peat smoke emerges with time.
Palate
Sweet barley, white fruit and creamy/milky oak. Sweet peat, loam and coffee notes. Darkens as the malt arrives and dries as the rock salt notes kick in.
Finish
Long and salty with lingering iodine enhanced, crisp white fruit along with that pine needle freshness.
Comment
A lovely Islay. Not overblown peat wise, just very well balanced and seriously salty!

Joel Harrison

88
Nose
An old church hall newly cleaned with lemon scented cleaner, while a peat fire burns in the field behind. Sweet smoke.
Palate
Chamois leather and smoke. Pear drops and poached pear. Think smoked elderflower and you'll not be far wrong, this is sweet peat in glass.
Finish
Sweet, with white flowers and honey, and a big dollop of smoke.
Comment
Yes, this is fine whisky making, with a liquid designed to be drunk.
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