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Lagavulin 8 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 48% vol | 70cl | Sweet | Tea-Scented Smokiness | True Sipping Scottish Whisky | with Gift Box | Single Malt Whisky

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On to taste, the heart of any whisky. The Lagavulin 16 came out slightly ahead against the 8’s. While the Lagavulin 8 does bring a delightful balance of smoky, sweet, and citrusy notes, I found the depth and complexity of the 16 more engaging. The layers of smoky sweetness, intertwined with deep-sea salty notes, created a narrative in each sip that fascinated me.

Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.Lagavulin decommissioned their own floor maltings in 1974 and they began to get their malt from Port Ellen. The distillery ran a two day working week until the 1980s, which has resulted in some problems meeting the high demand for their whisky over the years. A touch of vanilla and toffee gives this malt a sweet base and the big maritime saltiness is very obvious here as well. Again, very meaty and savoury. Bitter lemon peels and limes. Earthy peat and some minerality. The mouthfeel is quite creamy as well. A 20cl bottling of the Lagavulin 12 Year Old launched for Diageo's Special Releases 2023, a whisky finished in Don Julio Añejo Tequila casks. It was bottled at 56.4% ABV.

Lagavulin always bottles something for the Islay Jazz Festival and 2018 was no exception. This one was matured in first-fill American oak barrels, refill American oak hogsheads, and European oak puncheons. Whiskybase B.V. (“Whiskybase”, “we” or “us”, company details below) offers a whisky enthusiasts online platform that provides its members access to the most comprehensive, transparent and trusted resource of whisky bottles and allows and stimulates its members to contribute information about whisky bottles to the platform (“Service”).But these aspects do not undermine the whisky’s key attributes. The aroma is distinctive, filled with smoky sweetness, traces of fresh citrus, and subtle grassy notes. The finish, though not as long as its elder sibling Lagavulin 16, is satisfyingly warm and lingering. Dun Naomhaig Water ‘Edition Maltmill’ (40%, Reifferscheidt, Romantic Rhine Collection, bourbon and sherry, 180 bottles, 2013) - 130614

Regardless of whether the Service offers the functionality to contribute, you are solely responsible and liable for any content and information that you create, upload, post, publish, link to, duplicate, transmit, record, display or otherwise make available on the Service or to other Members, such as chat messages, text messages, videos, audio, audio recordings, music, pictures, photographs, text and any other information or materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted (“Contributions”). You are responsible for all activities through your account. You are responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide to us in relation to your account, and for updating it where necessary. You are not allowed to create multiple accounts. We may terminate or temporarily suspend your account to protect you, ourselves or our partners from (suspected) identity theft or other (suspected) fraudulent (e.g. false, misleading, deceptive) activity. You have the obligation to keep your login credentials confidential. You shall not authorize any others to use or access your account. Lagavulin seems to be involved in some sort of reverse age-statement arms race (with who?). The classic 16 year Lagavulin was on everyone’s lips in, oh, 2010, and then a cask-strength 12 year-old dropped (for like a Benjamin) in 2017. Now, an 8 year at a somewhat elevated 48% ABV. What’s next? A 3-year?Lagavulin 1994/2010 (52.7%, OB for Feis Isle 2010, European Oak ex-Sherry Cask, 528 bottles) - 220510 Unless mandatory applicable law provides otherwise, your use of and membership to the Service are exclusively governed by Dutch law. We shall first try to settle any dispute over a dram of whisky. Disputes that cannot be settled over multiple drams of whisky shall be solely submitted to the court of Amsterdam, The Netherlands unless mandatory applicable law provides otherwise. Lagavulin 1998/2011 (51%, OB for Feis Isle 2011, bourbon c#1715, 580bt, distilled 23/2/1998) - 210511

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