Lagavulin 8 – 200th Anniversary Edition
Lagavulin 8 – 200th Anniversary Edition was released by John Johnston in 1816, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Lagavulin distillery. This eight-year-old is big and smoky, with sweet spice that becomes apparent with a drop of water. Inspired by the visit of Alfred Barnard to the distillery in the 1880s, when he tried an ‘exceptionally fine’ eight-year-old from the distillery. This is a fitting tribute for the milestone.
Nose: Salted popcorn, honey-roasted nuts, tarry ropes and light hints of freshly-chopped cedar. A touch of burnt sugar sweetness lingers.
Palate: Smokey peat appears first on the palate, followed by coriander seed, barley sugar, cumin powder, smoked kipper and marzipan.
Finish: Layers of apple crumble, toasted almond and ash. Another kick of cooking spices right at the end.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Lagavulin 8 – 200th Anniversary Edition
Quote 1 “Lagavulin 8 is my go-to dram. It has an amazing balance of peat, smoke and sweet citrus notes with pepper complimenting the finish. I love the 16 too but was easily converted to this one. Delicious.”
Quote 2: “It’s lighter in colour and taste, not so smokey, but still very satisfying. I enjoy the 16 years at the end of the day while relaxing. This 8 year fits nicely with a good dinner.”
Quote 3: “Not much else to say. It’s a Lagavulin. Impressed me even more with a younger dram. I expected it to be light, but I was surprised to find out it’s as flavorful as it older counterpart, the 16 years old. Moreover, it’s 48% abv, which means adds up to its deliciousness. I strongly recommend it.”