Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl

Revered by connoisseurs and experts, Lagavulin is known as “the king of Islay”. It is an 'essential' Scotch Whisky that any connoisseur or enthusiast must have in their collection; one of the world's favourite Malt Whiskies. Aged in oak casks for at least 16 years, this much sought-after Single Malt has the massive peat-smoke flavour that's typical of southern Islay, while also offering richness and a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram. The Lagavulin 16 Year Old has become a benchmark Islay dram from the Lagavulin distillery. A gift for all occasions for lovers of peaty and powerful whiskies.

Serving Suggestion:  Best enjoyed from a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little still water. Room-temperature water can bring out the hidden aromas and flavours of the whisky, making it more mellow and easy to drink.

Delivery is always free for Malts Club members and orders over £50.

"The best nose so far, seaweed, salt, cherry. What a comfort whisky for that miserable cold day, gently lingering with a gentle drying but the flavours keep coming back. Fantastic!"

Sukhinder Singh 2011, Whisky Magazine, Issue 95, p.103

"Rich, chewy, slightly oily texture. Deep peat, thicks smoke, iodine, brine, charcoal, seaweed, tea (Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong), and the aromas of a summer barbeque. Vanilla and light caramel soften the intensity, while subtle citrus fruit teases. Powerful, yet polished and seamless. After all these years, this whisky is still one of the finest standard-issue peaty, smoky whiskies!"

John Hansell, 2011, The Whisky Advocate Fall 2011

"The smoke hides behind dried oak tree bark and sultanas and the palate with a flavour of cherry drop sweets and black tea."

Joel Harrison 2012, Whisky Magazine, Issue 103, p.103

"A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth."

Jim Murray 1999, Whisky Magazine, Issue 6

"Lagavulin is a classic example of how smoke isn’t a blunt instrument that covers everything in a fog, but an element that works with all the flavors produced in distillation and maturation. Lagavulin isn’t ‘smoky,’ its peat moves into a weird territory of Lapsang Souchong tea and pipe tobacco, fishboxes and kippers. It smells of laurel and light cereal, but is always sweet. The palate shows more creosote, with hints of kelp and a little touch of iodine. Complex."

Dave Broom, 2012, The Whisky Advocate Summer 2012

"A monster truck nose with rich smoke, lychee and unripe pear, with prickly smoke and banana skin notes on the palate, and a superb long dark chocolate and smoky finish."

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.149

International Spirits Challenge



International Spirits Challenge


2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2015, 2018

International Spirits Challenge

Gold (Best in Class)


International Wine & Spirits Competition



International Wine & Spirits Competition

Gold (Best in Class)

2007 - 2009

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Double Gold

2003 - 2008, 2011, 2013 - 2018

The Scotch Whisky Masters



The Scotch Whisky Masters


2009, 2011 & 2014

World Whiskies Awards

Best Single Malt Islay 13 years & over

2000, 2001, 2003 & 2009

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

97 Points



Deep amber gold.


Full, rich bodied.


Intensely flavoured, peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness.


Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.


A long, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.

Address of Manufacturer

Lagavulin Distillery, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DZ Port Ellen, Scotland

Product Category

Whisky - Single Malt Scotch


Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Country of Origin

United Kingdom