Three Lagavulin Reviews

I’ve never been to Islay. There was some discussion of going this year, with friends, kinda stalled a bit, then was pushed off to another year, and then even the replacement plans have gotten a bit rough. I hope that someday when life has changed again, I can visit Isly for Feis Ile. Or around […]

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Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing this dram. Mystery sample time! It’s always fun to have a new whisky, and one blind is pretty cool. Also single casks can really, really vary one each. Thus I went in completely blind. Let’s see how it tasted, shall we? Price: N/A at the LCBO Region: Islay Vintage: 2006 Bottled: 2018 Age: 12-years-old Cask Type: 2 Bourbon […]

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Lagavulin Single Cask Extravaganza

Thanks to /u/distillasian for sharing all of these with me. So we’re having an amazing night. Drinking samples that were brought back from Islay, and reminding ourselves to make distillasian’s wife many cakes. Or BBQ meat. Or cakes with BBQ meat in them. I’m not going to judge. For a few of the samples (save the two […]

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Lagavulin 12 14th Edition/2014

Thanks to /u/devoz who had me pour the last of his bottle to polish it off. Since the year 2000, Lagavulin has released a cask strength that seemingly bucks the trend of other distilleries’ cask strength offering. It’s not the same age, it’s younger, but it’s more expensive. I am talking about Lagavulin 12 14th Edition/2014. Yes, others […]

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Lagavulin Classic of Islay 2016

I was privileged enough to go to the Toronto Whisky Society’s recent tasting, in which we were able to serve five different high end malts, all of which are available at the Kensington Wine Market, where a member was able to pick it up and bring it back to us. We finish up the tasting with peat, […]

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Lagavulin 1995 – Feis Ile 2014

Thanks to /u/whisky_lads for the sample. Lagavulin is an interesting distillery from Islay. On paper, I shouldn’t be as big of a fan as I am. They are a mellow distillery. Their main whisky isn’t a peat bomb. It’s sold at a weaker strength, and some would point out that it’s not as complex as others. […]

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Lagavulin 8

First night of starting drinking again. It’s about time is what I say. I can be a pretty cynical person. At least I used to be. In the old days (not like the old country with old people and Coke Classic), I was a cynical little bugger. No company brought out anything other than to […]

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(Lagavulin) Classic of Islay 2015

Thanks to /u/shane_il  for this sample! When is a Lagavulin not a Lagavulin? When it’s bottled by an Independent Bottler, that’s when. Also when it’s a gimlet. Oh, wait, that’s a different joke for /r/ginor the manic crazies at /r/vodka. Lagavulin doesn’t let you put their name on whisky that you, an IB, brings out. […]

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Lagavulin 12 2011 – 11th edition

You swap with glinsvad yet? Why not? He’s awesome, and he sent me 4 Islay staples that were amazing. Seriously, this guy deserves a steak and a high five (thought I was going to say something else, didn’t you? Dirty Scotch monkeys…) Anyway, as I’ve said before, Lagavulin 16 is my go-to “someone else is […]

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