Lagavulin 16 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Lagavulin 16 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Lagavulin 16 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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  • Islay, Scotland

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  • PRODUCER:

  • Lagavulin Distillery

  • REGION:

  • Islay, Scotland

  • AGING:

  • 16 Years

Aged for 16 years, this intensely smoky single malt whisky is the benchmark spirit offered by the Islay producer. Its complex, overt aromas of peaty smoke, wood spices and Earl Grey tea are matched on the palate by more peat and smoke and a salty tang, and it won a Double Gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

"A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth."

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"10 out of 10 would buy this Whiskey Again!"

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INDUSTRY AWARDS

Industry Awards

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2008

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010

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Industry Awards

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2008

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2006

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2009

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2007

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2014

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005

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Product Details

This Scotch from Islay is one of the most intense, smokiest single malt whiskies in the world. The peated barley used for it has up to twenty times as much exposure to peat smoke as typical Scotches, lending intense aromas of peat smoke, wood spice and Earl Grey tea. The palate shows peat, rich smoke and a salty tang, balanced by vanilla and honeyed oak. The finish lingers endlessly, with complex notes of caramel, fruits, peat and smoke. Double-distilled with a slow process providing round flavors and mellowness and aged for sixteen years, this spirit is the benchmark offering from the producer.

About the Producer

Lagavulin Distillery is located on the banks of Lagavulin Bay on Scotland’s island of Islay, and is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Distilling took place on the banks of Lagavulin Bay as early as 1742, and by the turn of the century, there were as many as ten illicit stills operating in the area. In 1816, John Johnson founded the first legal distillery on the site; after his death, Alexander Graham acquired Johnston's distillery, and eventually united the two distilleries together under the Lagavulin name. The distillery has always utilized the rich, peaty water that runs next to Lagavulin Bay.

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    • USER

      Jeffrey Selfridge

    • LOCATION

      New York City, NY

    • REVIEWS

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    Best scotch I've ever sipped.

    (Posted on 1/9/2016)

    5 stars!

    5 stars!

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