Lagavulin Scotch 16 Year

vstrommark

Nice Jungle Ya Got Here
The Lagavulin is a nice scotch and the 16 is very nice indeed. I strongly disagrees with the idea that you won't find a better scotch for under $120, but with scotch, like cigars, individual tastes vary.
 

pnoon

Shack Herf IV - WOW!
The Lagavulin is a nice scotch and the 16 is very nice indeed. I strongly disagrees with the idea that you won't find a better scotch for under $120, but with scotch, like cigars, individual tastes vary.

Couldn't agree more. I love Lagavulin but there are single malts I like more for less $$$
 

adsantos13

SilverBack

If you like Lagavulin and want some similar alternatives, try more of the Islay malts: Ardbeg and Laphroaig, in particular. These distilleries along with Lagavulin are right near each other along the South Shore of the island so they share some general profile notes.

-Ardbeg 10 and Ardbeg Uigeadail (the later being more Lagavulin-ish, as it's sweeter).

-Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength and Laphroaig 15 are both GREAT. The 15 is discontinued and will be replaced with a 17 year old. The Cask Strength 10 is IMHO one of the best deals in Scotch. Im biased here, as Laphroaig is my favorite Scotch.

Also, try some Talisker from the Isle of Skye. Its got a similar peaty, smoky, profile just like Islay malts (along with a good dash of salty maritime flavor IMO). The 18 is fantastic and will run you around $80. The 10 is also good and around $50.

And if you are really feeling like you want to spend some cash grab a bottle of the limited edition Lagavulin 21. Its freaking amazing (but sadly, correspondingly pricey @ ~$300).
 
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