Lagavulin 8 years - 2022 Edition

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Lagavulin 8 years
  • Lagavulin 8 years
  • Lagavulin 8 years

Lagavulin 8 years - 2022 Edition

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerDistillery bottling
Distillery / brandLagavulin
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol48%
Age8 years
Bottled2022
Flavour ProfilesHeavily peated
EAN5000281050546
€ 66,95

€ 55,33 (excl. vat)

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Tasting notes by Serge Valentin (WhiskyFun.com) 90/100 points

The first new 8, which they did to celebrate the Distillery's two hundred years back in 2016, had been excellent in my opinion (WF 90) but I haven't tried any subsequent releases, while quite some friends have been fearing this 8 was actually a sneaky little move to replace the popular 16 with a whisky half the age and at roughly the same price. I for one wouldn't care too much, both drops being equally excellent; what's more the 8 comes with some precious extra-5% vol.

Colour: pale white wine.

Nose: 'putting your head into a long-abandoned coal stove', or something like that. Then diving into the Irish sea, smelling oysters, nosing lemon juice, muscadet, beach sand, newly washed pull-over, old newspapers, plus the obligatory olive brine. There's a lot of purity and cleanliness, you could almost think 'Scottish mezcal'.

Mouth: perfect, straight to the point, bold and tart, with this funny fat minerality that's very Lagavulin in my book, quite some saltiness, lemon, roots, earths, clam casserole, olives, tar and just smoked fish. Kippers.

Finish: long, pretty peppery, maybe a little savoury now (miso), with olives and lemon twists. Mr Bond would approve, I suppose. Kippers and anchovies in the aftertaste, plus loads of smoke.

Comments: a little uncomplicated but I would say that's an asset in this context where precision is the key. I can't see why we wouldn't keep those…

SGP:368 - 90 points.

Lagavulin 8 years

Lagavulin 8 years - 2022 Edition

€ 66,95

€ 55,33 (excl. vat)

In stock