Category: Lagavulin

Lagavulin 9 Game of Thrones (46%, OB 2019)

We all know about Diageo's Game of Thrones range by now. Mostly repackaged NAS fare, it does however contain some interesting variants on distilleries' standard expressions, of which the Lagavulin 9 year-old is an example. (the Clynelish is another, with a welcome high strength edition) After the success of the 8 year-old, a young Lagavulin … Continue reading Lagavulin 9 Game of Thrones (46%, OB 2019)

Lagavulin 8 (48%, OB 2016)

The Lagavulin 8 year-old was initially a limited release to celebrate the distillery's 200th anniversary in 2016. Predictably, it was hugely successful and soon became part of the core range. The bottle I'm reviewing here is from the original batches. One thing to notice straight away is the extremely light colour - a very welcome … Continue reading Lagavulin 8 (48%, OB 2016)

Lagavulin 16 (43%, OB 2018)

Let's taste a few peat monsters before the warm weather returns, starting with a classic. Like most whisky aficionados (I assume!), I always have a bottle of Lagavulin 16 in the cabinet. There often is chat about the quality fluctuating with different batches, but I've never noticed much variability from bottle to bottle. The prices … Continue reading Lagavulin 16 (43%, OB 2018)