Scotland vs Ireland (Whisky vs Whiskey) - Lagavulin 16 and Bushmills 16

Here’s an interesting tasting that pits, in our opinion, the best, affordable whiskies which Scotland and Ireland have to offer. Presenting the Lagavulin 16 years versus Bushmills 16 years. Whisky vs. Whiskey (For your info, only in Ireland and United States it is spelled with an additional ‘e’).

The Review

Taste Profile
The Scoring

Lagavulin 16 Years
Comments: Overpowering peat combined with layers of pine, walnuts, dark chocolate and hints of sulphur. Truly one of the great distilleries in the world. A must for any collection.
Bushmills 16 Years
Comments: Still one of my favourite whiskies with its strong nutty and vanilla flavours. It seems to be hard to find outside of Ireland unless you look in specialty shops. Grab it when you see it!
The Verdict
It was a close battle between 2 delicious whiskies but eventually Lagavulin edged out Bushmills as the better whisky. This was a tough decision as Bushmills was the whisk(e)y that introduced me to the water of life.