Exploring the world of Single Malt Scotches

Lagavulin 16

Lagavulin 16… “great balls of fire” said Jerry Lee Lewis, well here is the embodiment of that classic rock tune in a bottle.  A generous dose of peat and serious smoky flavors will reward those who enjoy it neat.  This whisky is intense and complex with a lingering finish , I found a sea side saltiness underneath the smoke and fire.  The folks on Islay take their time nurturing this prize…. it matures and grows stronger for 16 years in oak prior to landing in your bottle.  this 86 proof is much smoother than you might expect but is definitely not a beginners malt, my guess is that the Killer himself would be a fan of this power house Scotch, I rate it a smoldering 8.5..Slainte!

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5 responses

  1. Michelle Buschner

    nice shot!!


    January 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

  2. Scott MacLean

    I have to give a big shout out to you for the selection of what I consider one of the greatest single malts ever made by man. The bold taste and smoothness of this whiskey is unmatched. Most folks will never even bother to try the stuff. If you like peat and you like smooth you will love this drink…..I only wish I could find it easily and it went on sale.


    January 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

  3. jim tulloch

    this is a great post and the scotch is almost as good as that frenchy stuff. jt


    January 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    • Bill O'Neill

      JT: low blow, my good friend! this is a great whiskey, but not for beginners.


      February 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  4. Uncorked a bottle of Lagavulin 16 (on the Snob’s recommendation) with my dad and brother today, alongside some hand-rolled cigars and a roaring bonfire. It was the perfect compliment to the traditional gents’ new-baby celebration!


    March 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm

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