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Whisky Index : Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

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.

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

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.

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

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The most medicinal of Islay malts. I love it.

Laphroaig 10 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.30%
8 A fine robust dram with lots happening. Laphroaig at its best.

Laphroaig 10 Years Old, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.70%
4 The tough guy. Medicine man? Muscular, solidly built. Dominated by camphor.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Laphroaig 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Lively. Full of flavours. Multi-faceted.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Laphroaig 17 Years Old, Feis Ile 2004, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
8 A touch sophisticated for the likes of me. Where are those stinging iodine notes? They are in there somewhere, but beautifully balanced and rounded.

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Laphroaig 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Not the big phenolic guy but a very refreshing islander. Smoke is well integrated and the aromatic display is elegant.

Laphroaig 1960 Vintage Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 42.40%
8 There is something getting in the way. Woodiness?

Laphroaig 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 All the aromas are working against each other and it's incredibly muted. Why bottle this at 40%?

Laphroaig 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.30%
7 The key here is balance.

Laphroaig 27 Years Old Vintage 1980
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
7 An acquired taste. Some will like it, but it's too woody and nothing on the 1974 bottling by la Maison du Whisky.

Laphroaig 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
3 Age acts as a melting pot. All the distinctive Laphroaig features are there but combined into oak. Interesting.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
8 Seems to hesitate between sweetness and dryness. Give it time to open, you will not regret it.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
3 Smokiness takes time to rise up. No medicinal contribution from the peat. Keeps on smoke.

Laphroaig Vintage, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.30%
8 An excellent mix of the rich, the sweet and the smoky. Mouthfilling and complex.


 

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