Lagavulin 16y

Advent Calendar 2020 20/24

Reviewed by victor

Tasting 24 samples totally blind in December 2020, you can find more here. All notes except the very last few sentences are written before reveal. Disclaimer: These are all very small drams, around 1.5-2 cl each, so doing a proper tasting is challenging. I'll do my best!

1.3 (Russet muscat)


Peat, citrus. Dry. A very average peaty whisky, hard to pick out any specifics.


Soft, a bit more fruit here.


Hinting on medicinal but stays in campfire country.

Guess: I'm torn between Laphroaig 10 or Lagavulin 16, I guess I should be able to distinguish between those more clearly. I would assume this is a quite allround and entry-level-but-good Islay. Reveal: Yup, Lagavulin 16. More medicinal than I'd thought. Good, tasty, classic. Check out my other advent tastings!


74 / 100
0-50 Subpar 51-60 Drinkable 61-70 Decent 71-80 Good 81-90 Great 91-100 Fantastic

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