Lagavulin 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers 1816/ISLA Embossed In Glass 43% NV

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Lagavulin - 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers 1816/ISLA Embossed In Glass 43% NV NO OC INCLUDED!
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Distillery Lagavulin
Bottler OB
Serie White Horse Distillers
Bottled for
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 1997
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 16
Cask Type
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 43
Volume 1,0
Condition No original carton included
Label Perfect
Stock 0

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (93)

Colour: full amber.

Nose: this one starts fruitier and even more expressive, with also added waxy notes (paraffin). It’s also got something superbly vegetal (fern, moss, wild mushrooms…) as well as hints of lamp oil, linseed oil, old pu-erh tea… And then we have that eucalyptus, white pepper, shells, kelp… We’re closer to the old 12 yo white label now, which means it’s just fabulous whisky.

Mouth: a magnificent attack on all sorts of wax, smoked tea, refined peat, liquorice roots and hints of ginger. What a great compactness! Goes on with orange marmalade, black pepper, dried kumquats, hints of curry, horseradish… Superbly sharp and mouthfilling at the same time.

The finish is long, spicy, peaty and on all sorts of dried fruits. A star.

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The Enigmatic Lagavulin 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers: A Whisky Collector's Prized Possession.

Amidst the captivating landscape of the Isle of Islay, Scotland, lies the renowned Lagavulin distillery, a bastion of whisky craftsmanship with a legacy spanning centuries. Since its inception in 1816, Lagavulin has earned a hallowed reputation for producing exceptional single malt Scotch whiskies. Among its cherished releases is the elusive Lagavulin 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers, a rare bottling from 1997, symbolizing both the distillery's history and the legacy of its previous owner, White Horse Distillers Ltd.

A Vintage Rarity: A Collector's Dream

The Lagavulin 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers, bottled in 1997, holds a mystique that captivates whisky enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its distinctive features set it apart from the standard post-2000 version, making it a coveted treasure for those fortunate enough to encounter it.

Gracing the top of the oval label is a golden royal seal, a regal emblem that replaced the sailship motif found on later editions. This emblem pays homage to Lagavulin's storied heritage and prestigious lineage, hinting at the exceptional liquid within.

Furthermore, the square label bears the inscription 'White Horse,' distinguishing it from the newer 'Port Ellen' label. This unique detail serves as a nostalgic reminder of Lagavulin's historical association with White Horse Distillers Ltd., a time when the distillery's whiskies garnered admiration and accolades, solidifying its reputation for excellence.

An Unparalleled Whisky Experience

For those fortunate enough to taste the Lagavulin 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers, the experience is nothing short of extraordinary. A symphony of flavors dances on the palate, harmonizing peat smoke, brine, and subtle hints of dried fruits. This symphony is the result of years of patient maturation in carefully selected oak casks, culminating in a whisky that transcends time and embodies the very essence of Lagavulin's celebrated Islay single malt Scotch whiskies.

An Enduring Legacy

Beyond its rarity, the Lagavulin 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers carries an enduring legacy that resonates with whisky enthusiasts and connoisseurs worldwide. The golden royal seal, the 'White Horse' label, and the vintage bottling year intertwine to form a tapestry of history and heritage, celebrating the artistry of whisky-making.

This enigmatic expression stands as a testament to Lagavulin's unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and the pursuit of perfection. It is a prized possession, cherished by collectors and enthusiasts alike for the glimpse it offers into the distillery's past and the lasting impact of its artful whisky production.

In the words of esteemed whisky critic Serge Valentin, the Lagavulin 16 Years Old White Horse Distillers is an absolute winner—a whisky that captivates the senses and transcends time. For those seeking to savor history in a bottle, this rare Lagavulin release stands as a true treasure—a liquid legacy that pays tribute to the indelible mark Lagavulin has left on the world of Scotch whisky.

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