My review is brief given my lack of knowledge about the spirit. Served neat and at room temperature and poured into a brandy snifter. Pours an absolutely beautiful reddish-brown color with a hint of orange. The spirit is clear as could be. Smell is medicinal and very smokey. It almost smells like a campfire or a burnt cigar. Taste is unbelievably smooth, with hints of the peat from the island. Aftertastes is smokey as well and warming.
I will also add that this bottle is not only a 16 year variety, but is 13 years old. Age did some wonderful things to this spirit, and I would definitely assume added some strength to the alcohol. Highly recommended.
Check out this clip below from Parks and Recreation where Ron Swanson visits the Lagavulin distillery.