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Type – Single Malt
Age – 16 Year Old
Location – Islay
Price – £57.95
Smokiness – 4/5
Fruitiness – 1/5
Oakiness – 4/5
Spiciness – 1/5
Overall – 4.0
Taste – 4/5
Value – 4/5
It’s peaty, that’s for sure. For those who are looking for a smokey whisky then Lagavulin’s 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch is a serious contender for any smoke heads out there. The level of smokiness is stronger than a Bowmore but slightly weaker than some Ardbeg products. Even with a powerful peaty flavour, it’s surprisingly smooth and not harsh like some younger whiskies can be. This is down to the extra time in the oak casks.
This is a really popular choice among a lot of whisky enthusiasts and more often than not it has positive reviews. If you’re new to whisky, it’s one to potentially build up to as jumping straight to strong smokey scotches can put some people off.
When Mumford & Sons rose in popularity, their album Sigh No More could be said to be a tipping point in their careers. Since then their albums have contained hit after hit and their craft has become more polished and in some ways, commercialised.
We’ve paired Lagavulin’s 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky with this album as the vocals have a bit more grit than their more recent work but at the same time the music is still well polished. This matches the smokey and oaky notes of this Islay product.