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[LCBO] Lagavulin 8 Years Old Price Drop (Lowest in Canada)

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[LCBO] Lagavulin 8 Years Old Price Drop (Lowest in Canada)

Previously priced at $100, now reduced to $85.

It is also priced at the lowest in all of Canada which is very rare for LCBO.
(Source: https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/laga ... d/1/canada)

Critics Review and User Review (648 Sample Size): https://distiller.com/spirits/lagavulin-8-year

In comparison, the Lagavulin 9 years old is $110 at LCBO.

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Not sure that i've had the 8-year, but beware that Lagavulin in general is not for casual tastes. It is quite intense and carries a heavy, peaty flavour that will not appeal to all palettes.
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N8Magic wrote:
Mar 7th, 2019 12:43 pm
Not sure that i've had the 8-year, but beware that Lagavulin in general is not for casual tastes. It is quite intense and carries a heavy, peaty flavour that will not appeal to all palettes.
How does it compare to Jura?
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Brewmeanie wrote:
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How does it compare to Jura?
Depending on which Jura you tried. Prophecy one is quite peaty. I recall 10 year old one is quite light.
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Mar 7th, 2019 1:02 pm
Depending on which Jura you tried. Prophecy one is quite peaty. I recall 10 year old one is quite light.
I was thinking of Jura 12 yr
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Just dropped in to say that I LOVE that this and other LCBO threads are listed under 'groceries' Face With Tears Of Joy. Also for Scotch drinkers - not in the same class as Lagavulin of course - the LCBO just marked down their Johnnie Walker Triple Grain American Oak from $50 to $35. 70 available online as of now and a few handfuls in some Toronto & Ottawa stores https://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/johnn ... IFeBvlKipo
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Brewmeanie wrote:
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How does it compare to Jura?
not sure if they do compare very closely. Each come from a different Scottish island. I've never had the Laga 8, but have had plenty of Laga 16's (you can get them around $50USD in a lot of Costco's in the US...which I always stock up when I can). That one is always lots of smoke and peat and I sometimes taste iodine, which sounds gross, but I kind of like bc it brings me back to when I was a kid and my mom would put that on my scrapes...lol...anyway, as the first poster mentioned, whether you like it or not is a personal matter. There's no right or wrong here.

Not sure about the Laga 8, but I feel like it's a bit of a gamble that you'll really like an 8yr old @ this price point, even if it's Lagavullin.

Jura 12 is a nice daily dram (imo). Lot's of sweet and spicy notes...which I enjoy. Maybe a hint of smoke in the finish...but that's all I usually get.
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Lagavulin is like licking an ashtray. An acquired taste.

But not bad when you put it in the freezer.
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Not sure why some thinks Lagavulin is too peaty. The PPM (rating for peat) is rated at 35 points, which is only slightly higher than other great SMS (single malt scotch) such as Talisker (25ppm), Highland Park (20PPM).

In comparison to the SMS that are really peaty, we are talking about Ardbeg (55PPM), Laphroaig (35PPM), and even the Octomore (100+ppm).

lastly, the Lagavulin peatiness is different in the sense that it does not hit you straight to the face like a punch, but rather smooth and mellowed in with fruits and sweetness.
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azn_sicko wrote:
Mar 7th, 2019 1:40 pm
Not sure why some thinks Lagavulin is too peaty. The PPM (rating for peat) is rated at 35 points, which is only slightly higher than other great SMS (single malt scotch) such as Talisker (25ppm), Highland Park (20PPM).

In comparison to the SMS that are really peaty, we are talking about Ardbeg (55PPM), Laphroaig (35PPM), and even the Octomore (100+ppm).

lastly, the Lagavulin peatiness is different in the sense that it does not hit you straight to the face like a punch, but rather smooth and mellowed in with fruits and sweetness.
Yep, Lagavulin is one of the softest from Islay. Most of my friends who couldn't handle Ardbeg or Laphroaig loved the Lagavulin 16.
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Life is too short to drink 8 year old scotch.
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tilley wrote:
Mar 7th, 2019 2:07 pm
Life is too short to drink 8 year old scotch.
Sorry but that just sounds pretentious. Some 8 year olds are good as well. Lagavulin 8 is a decent peated whisky. But I agree it is an acquired taste. It tastes like campfire and has a strong finish. The smoke lingers in your palate which is what I like. However some might hate it for the exact same reason.
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Lagavulin 8 is decent, but laga 12 is what I like more than the 16. That being said, I'm more of an Ardbeg drinker, so lagavulin tasted pretty good to me.

Top bad Ardbeg is sop overpriced here, oh well, everything at lcbo is.

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