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Lagavulin 8 Year Old

Lagavulin 8 Year Old

Size: 0,7 l
(48.0% ABV)
€73,97
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  • BrandLagavulin
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionIslay
  • DistilleryLagavulin
  • Age8 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol48.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A fitting tribute to a great name.

Lagavulin is one of those classic Scottish single malts every true Whisky buff has to try. The story began in 1816 on the windy island of Islay, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell first opened the distillery. They’re famous for their extra-long, “low and slow” distillation, which produces exceptionally smooth and flavorful Whisky.

The thing with Lagavulin is, you most probably either love it or you hate it. The strong peat flavor tends to divide opinion. But we can almost guarantee - if you like your malts smoky, you’re gonna adore Lagavulin. 

The Lagavulin 8 Year Old definitely possesses that full-on Lagavulin taste. We would even argue it’s even peatier and more intense than the classic 16 YO flagship.

Inspiration for the bottling came from Alfred Barnard, renowned historian and Whisky explorer, who tried a similar 8 YO Lagavulin back in 1880 and described it as “exceptionally fine.” We must say, we agree with Mr. Barnard. The Whisky is matured in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at 48% alcohol. It’s a beautiful example of the amount of depth a relatively young Whisky can achieve with master distilling and casking. Last but not least – Lagavulin at this price point? It’s a no-brainer, really.
 

Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • spicy spicy
  • tropical fruits tropical fruits
  • vanilla vanilla
  • sherry sherry
  • sweet sweet
  • phenols phenols
  • white pepper white pepper
  • nuts nuts

Appearance / Color
Golden yellow.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropical fruits, vanilla with a classic Islay peat burst.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Spices, barley, nuts with strong caramel sensation throughout.

Finish
Loooong and smoky.

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A fitting tribute to a great name.

Lagavulin is one of those classic Scottish single malts every true Whisky buff has to try. The story began in 1816 on the windy island of Islay, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell first opened the distillery. They’re famous for their extra-long, “low and slow” distillation, which produces exceptionally smooth and flavorful Whisky.

The thing with Lagavulin is, you most probably either love it or you hate it. The strong peat flavor tends to divide opinion. But we can almost guarantee - if you like your malts smoky, you’re gonna adore Lagavulin. 

The Lagavulin 8 Year Old definitely possesses that full-on Lagavulin taste. We would even argue it’s even peatier and more intense than the classic 16 YO flagship.

Inspiration for the bottling came from Alfred Barnard, renowned historian and Whisky explorer, who tried a similar 8 YO Lagavulin back in 1880 and described it as “exceptionally fine.” We must say, we agree with Mr. Barnard. The Whisky is matured in ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at 48% alcohol. It’s a beautiful example of the amount of depth a relatively young Whisky can achieve with master distilling and casking. Last but not least – Lagavulin at this price point? It’s a no-brainer, really.
 

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  • BrandLagavulin
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionIslay
  • DistilleryLagavulin
  • Age8 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol48.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • spicy spicy
  • tropical fruits tropical fruits
  • vanilla vanilla
  • sherry sherry
  • sweet sweet
  • phenols phenols
  • white pepper white pepper
  • nuts nuts

Appearance / Color
Golden yellow.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropical fruits, vanilla with a classic Islay peat burst.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Spices, barley, nuts with strong caramel sensation throughout.

Finish
Loooong and smoky.

Customer Reviews

Based on 535 reviews
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Andrew
I think this is my favorite wh...

I think this is my favorite whiskey, very elegant, tastes amazing, the smoke is beautifully mixed with no overpowering flavors. The 16 was just too overpowering with smoke flavor for me, it was like octomore which is very smoky but has so many robust flavors that don’t over power each other. But the 16 was just plan smoke in my opinion. The 8 is so balanced with the flavors that I would chose this over any other whiskeys in my arsenal. It is best enjoyed when cooking, just have a nice dram in a glencairen glass and enjoy the smoky sweat flavors while making your favorite meal. 9.5 from me. There’s always room for improvement, but this Islay will give you great value for the flavors in the bottle. Please try this.

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Jack
I would have to agree with som...

I would have to agree with some of the other reviews on here that this is a little less complex than the 16, but for the price, it's the best peaty, smokey Islay on the market. A friend first gave me a bottle of this and Laphroaig back in 1989 as a 'going away gift' as I was leaving the sunny climes of San Diego for the wintry Midwest stomping grounds where I grew up. I didn't open the bottles for a year and, instead, bought a bottle of the late and lamentedly no-longer, Glen Ord. I fell in love! When I told him about this over the phone, he laughed and asked how it compared to the Lagavulin 8 and the Laphroaig. I sheepishly told him I'd not opened them yet. When I did, they were both much smoother than the Glen Ord, and mellower, more drinkable. Since then, I've been hooked on Islay's and Speysides, much to many of my bourbon-drinking friends dismay.

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guest
Pretty Darn Good!

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Austin
Pretty Darn Good!

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Carl
Don’t go for this expecting ...

Don’t go for this expecting the 16yr but this is still a formidable expression. Smoky, good amount of peat/phenols and a sweet underbelly.