The KOTQ has enjoyed 10 tastings from the Lagavulin distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Lagavulin Islay 1816 – Today Black Bottle and White Horse
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Diageo The Solan Lochs 2,250,000 liters/year
       
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LAGAVULIN yo 12Q3 – LAGAVULIN 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Actually quite light for a cask strength and for a Lagavulin
Some salt mostly grassy. Definitely the little brother
Most like the 16 here. Perhaps a herald of the direction of further maturation
I much prefer the 16 which is the queen of single malts. Lagavulin is best served in the marketplace by staying with premium expressions rather than going for the 12 year price point.
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012
Lakeview
Gold
Heather, lemon, peat
Leggy
Better cut, but most like
Great cut, otherwise pear linger
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012

LAGAVULIN 1995 Distillers Edition 12Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 1995 Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Smoky
Charred smore and chocolate
Queen of single malts. More chocolate than its sibling Lagavulin 16
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Lakeview
Dark, stout
Peaty with hints of chocolate
Voluptuous
Magic, for me, I love the marriage of Islay with a hint of sherry
Ready for the next pull, so tasty and tempting
Love it… Great to have it again
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012

LAGAVULIN Distiller Edition Double Matured 15Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 Distiller Edition Double Matured [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
You can definitely pick up the sherry. Everything else is magic.
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

LAGAVULIN Distillers Edition 1988 06Q2 – LAGAVULIN 16 Distillers Edition 1988 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAGAVULIN Double Matured 1987 07Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 Double Matured 1987 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAGAVULIN yo 15Q1 – LAGAVULIN 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Lakeview
An old leather bound book
Too many options come to mind
For my tongue a gorgeous marriage of oil, butter, and pepper. None overpowering.
It is on my Mt Rushmore
15Q1-Lakeview
March 7th, 2015

LAGAVULIN yo 00Q3 – LAGAVULIN 16 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Nice sweet amber
Iodine / medicinal. I get a peat reek
Thinner than I expected
Smoky, sweet
Salty
St. Michael the Archangel
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Centennial
Brown
Very full – smoky
Sharper
Ok
Woody
Different
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Cyclone
Brown, inconsistent
Peaty!!! Wow!
Quick to run down
Enveloping yet light
Ashen, iodine inclusion
Not my favorite taste but greatly combined
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Irving
Nut brown with red highlights
Constrained smoke
Creeps up the glass
Rich peat
Blossoms
Woody, salty, a work of art, extreme.
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Lakeview
Ruby
A smoky forest
Sweet
Gentle yet lingering
WOW-
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000
Tao
Naomi Campbell Classic Islay, iodine and peat
Slightly bitter
Enough body for 2
00Q3-Irving
September 9th, 2000

LAGAVULIN yo Distillers Edition 13Q4 – LAGAVULIN 16 yo Distillers Edition [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LAGAVULIN Classic of Islay 04Q4 – LAGAVULIN 21 Classic of Islay [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Smoky, herbal
Ann Margaret (Viva las Vegas)
Sweet and honey, light pepper, sea mist
Warm and gentle
Very contemplative single malt–all Lagavulin, yet not so bold as the 16 year old. An immediate favorite.
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Bop
Corn (sweet)
Honey, rose, still some gentle peat
Thoughtful, mature; it cares about who
Unbelievably sophisticated, balanced. A truly great scotch
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Centennial
Sharp
Developed, mature
Caramel
OK
Nice
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Irving
Sweet jam, light smoke
Big, full, rich
Well-rounded
Soft, honey, cinnamon
Awesome
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Lakeview
Maple syrup meets peat
Initially striking, peppery and immediately smooth
Full-balanced
Another great effort by Lagavulin. Must purchase!
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004
Tao
Herbs, grass
Teri Hatcher
Full, sweet
Nice, medium finish
04Q4-Ville
November 6th, 2004

LAGAVULIN yo 17Q2 – LAGAVULIN 8 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Awesome nose
Delicious. These people know what they’re doing.
More age will bring a better finish.
Lighter than your typical Lagavulin 16. Plays very mature.
17Q2-Randall
July 29th, 2017