Single Malt Whisky Reviews from Australia

Lagavulin 12yr Cask Strength 2011 Limited Edition

Hello Lagavulin Cask Strength 2011. Nice to meet you. Much lighter than your more prevalent brother the 16yr old offering. Less sweet, less colour… GAME ON.

Totally blown away by this offering from the wonderful Lagavulin Distillery. Yes, I’m the first to admit it, I’m biased towards a good Islay malt. But for any scotch lover I would highly recommend this one. Smooth, Dry and Mountains of Peat. The higher ABV also does this one justice.


Eye: Very pale.

Nose: Peat Smoke, Hospital ward… almost rubbing alcohol, New bushfire… very ‘Australian’ in aroma. Love it.

Palate: Hello this is Mr Peat. Welcome to flavour country.

Finish: Best Lagavulin I have tasted to date… long and warm with HUGE amounts of peat. Let it sit, takes it’s time to fully mature. Really look forward to further cask strength offerings from Lagavulin.


Distillery: Lagavulin
Age: 12yr’s Old
Region: Islay
Distillation Date: 1999
Bottling Date: 2011
ABV: 57.5%

This is a top notch dram at a top notch price.

Music wise an album I would recommend is Toots and the Maytals, Pressure Drop, Best of Toots and the Maytals. Clip on youtube for ‘Pressure Drop‘, and a cover by The Clash for good measure.

This single malt was sourced from Leura Cellars - highly recommended...


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