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Lagavulin

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Lagavulin

16 years

Collection
Classic Malts
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 85/100
The colour is old gold with amber glints. The nose is rich, and marked by animal hints and smoky barley, with traces of creamy peat (vanilla from the cask?).
The peaty taste reveals progressively sea hints (smoked fish, iodine) on liquorice background.
The smoky finish reveals also some fine woody hints
Personal Comment
Lagavulin is one of the great classics from Islay (not only because it is part of the UDV series “Classic malts”). All the spirit of Islay, (the sea, the peat and the smoke), remarkably balanced is concentrated in it. I do not think it is the best malt from Islay but this bottle is essential. Especially for smoked whisky lovers.
84/100
A kind of hay smell developing on floral hints is followed by a very nice and complex taste, recalling sea and peat at the time. A rather long and dry finish is marked by smoke. It remains a great classic.
84/100
A clear nose with interesting mixes of peat and leather withs some vegetal smells, wet hay and malt. The palate is nicely peaty and smokey with a maritime aftertaste. A nice finish, somewhere between the smoothness of malt and the salt of the sea, with some bitter hints (wood)
84/100
Rather farmy nose with hints of cereals behind humid undergrowth smells. A touch of smoke. Nice peat.
In the palate, first a strong peaty impression and quite a limited tastes palette, with hints of milk chocolate and nuts. Smoke and peat mix nicely with pleasant salted notes. This is not a cask strength... and for those who are used to stronger percentages, this one feels a bit watery....
A lingering warm finish, developing in the mocha register.
84/100
Date of tasting: 9/12 2007 Appearance: Burnished copper Nose: Deep and well balanced aromas. There are some peaty and feinty aromas, not so much smoke but more like earthy, peaty water and scorched plastic. Underneath that lies some fragrant overtones, lavender perhaps, and also a fine iron tone. The diluted dram reveals some hot sand, shoe polish, linseed oil and baby sick. Body: Medium Palate: Big, round and full flavored. Almost instantly comes an explosion of peaty smoke and some sort of malty richness. The finish is outstandingly long and powerful. It's sort of vegetative in a way and with a hint of nuttiness in the back of the tongue. I'm guessing this is the 35ppm variation because the smoke was not at all overwhelming, It's a sad thing they have reduced it to ! 43% as well, I would have loved this to be 46 or 48%, it just looses a bit of momentum as it is. Still a great dram.
92/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Full amber, decent reddish coppery glints. Nose: To use this worn out word again: A classic nose. A nearly perfect combination of soft peat and clearly defined influence of a good sherry cask. The associations are very pleasureful and fit best into the typical Islay picture: Leather armchairs, sea salt, Latakia pipe tobacco, also cold cigar ash, burnt rubber and clean peat smoke, mellowed by dried fruits (dates and apricots) and brown sugar. Taste: Very full and warming, boring again to say it’s a “classic” mouthfeel by one of most outstanding “classic malts”. Perfectly balanced again and wonderfully confirmating the expectations of the nose: Tobacco, leather and so on, but now more accents on dried fruits, indian spices, forest honey and black pepper. Finish: Long and spicy, a heavy emphasis on the peppery notes. Conc.: This is a truly great dram made by distillery standing for what I do not appreciate very much, I see it as the flagship of Diageo’s movement which makes the whisky world poorer by not a cask (to my knowledge) being distributed by the independents and the expressions being something limited. But hey, if this is a great whisky what’s the matter? I have to acknowledge without envy, this is one of the most beautiful Islay whisky in my book. Tasting date: November/12th/2009
93/100


Lagavulin

Distillers edition 1981

Collection
Distillers Edition (CM)
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Sherry Pedro-Ximénez
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84/100
The colour is amber, and the nose detects balanced hints of smoky barley and citrus fruits.
The taste is less aggressive as the 16 years old version. The peaty and smoky hints are present, and the finish is very smoky and peaty
Personal Comment
A classical Lagavulin, with all its characteristics of smoke and peat, very well balanced with a hint of sherry is the best description for this exceptional malt. A long and warming finish and an impression of happiness will stay associated to this excellent bottling, which should be present in any good whisky collection.
84/100
At the second tasting, the sherry was dominating, letting the peat and smoke in the background. In the palate, a kind of acidity, mixed with peat and smoke was sharing the attention with the sherry, to finish on some more smoky hints.
84/100
A perfect balance between sherry, peat and smoke. All this elements complement each other very well. Some discrete hints of sweet citrus fruits (orange rather than tangerine) complete the nose impression. In the palate, an impression of great sweetness, with a clear but still discrete presence of smoke. The finish begins with some citrus fruit touches, and develops on smoke ant peat, with some rather pleasant woody fragrances on the end.
84/100
The nose recalls gingerbread. A clear and pleasant nose detecting also fruity hints and a touch of smoke. A nice impression in the palate, somewhere between bitterness and acidity. Discrete hints of smoke, nice complexity. A bit of nuts, a bit of malt and a bit of beer yeast. The finish is long and pleasant, mainly marked by slightly bitter notes, smoke and just a bit of peat.
84/100

Lagavulin

Special Release, 12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
57,8 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Originally Lagavulin was bottled at 12 years of age. The real fans remember this probably. This Lagavulin 12 years old cask strength special release revives the tradition.
The colour is pale, the nose fresh and mentholated reminds toffee and dried fruits. Creamy peaty, liquorice and spices (clove).
The taste is very smoky, after the malt sweetness. Hints of iodine and wood (cedar).
The very long finish recalls the spices.
Personal Comment

For the lover of smoky and peaty whisky, Lagavulin is the ultimate must. The well known 16 years old version is unanimously appreciated. The distillery usually does not market anything else, with the exception of the distiller’s edition. What can I tell about the excellent surprise to find this cask strength 12 years old? It is a marvelous bottle, with all ingredients of the brand, even better. This is definitively one of the best Islay whiskies. A very long finish crowns the well balanced impression in the mouth. Hints of iodine and smoke. But all of this was already clear with the first nosing. An absolute must.
88/100
The first nose impression is a great mix of sea, peat and smoke. The pleasure goes on in the mouth, with lots of remarkable and complex tastes, however very nice balanced. The finish is long and spicy, and it crowns the wonderful impression left by the nose and the palate. Obviously a very great malt.
88/100
A very great complexity, mixing freshness and peat, smoke and spices characterizes a powerful nose. The palate recognizes the same complexity, with smoke, malt and some slightly acid touches, salt and a great warmth. A long and spicy finish prolongs the happiness.
A marvellous bottle.
88/100
From a distance, strong hints of wood fire tell the nose this is a whisky which has got character. Smoke is the first feeling. Peat smoke on a beach. Sea air is present too. Salt and iodine behind a veil of smoke. In the palate, a very nice impression of peat, first rather dry peat, developing to smoother peat after a while, after appearance of citrus hints, getting saltier with the seconds. Strong alcohol feeling, but not hindering. Very nice presence in the mouth. The finish is long and warm, perfectly in line with the mouth with memories of peat mixed with citrus fruit, and the pleasant warmth of this whisky give an idea of what happiness could be.
88/100


Lagavulin

Distillers Edition 1990

Collection
Classic Malts
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Sherry Pedro Ximenez
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2006
Bottle
0 of 0 btls
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84/100
Lagavulin distillers edition 1990
Personal Comment

A nice feature peat nose at first contact. An enchanting scent of peat nice but leaves little room for other influences ... In the mouth, the same impression of peat but slightly more complex than the nose, but again far from the explosion of flavors that one would expect. The finish is relatively short, with interesting developments on notes still turning around the theme of the peat, but with hints of spice and hints of licorice quite interesting. A very nice bottle, even if we could have expected a little more.
84/100



Lagavulin

Distillers Edition 1991

Collection
Distillers Edition
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
PX Finish
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2007
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Forum 88/100
Lagavulin DE 1991
Personal Comment

Colour: Old gold
The nose is marked by pepper and lovely notes of cereal, with a slight bitterness in the background. Notes of plum mingle with hints of peat and smoke. After some aeration, salty notes emerge, spray in addition to the sensations of sherry and dried fruits.
The mouth is also very complex. After an initial feeling of freshness, slightly bitter notes appear very quickly, between walnut and wood from a box of cigars. A constant back and forth between freshness and bitterness gives it a remarkable complexity. A discrete peat is felt throughout.
The finish is very long. The bitterness of the mouth is amplified first, to give way after a few moments to very interesting notes of sherry. Between coolness and warmth, this finish is exceptional.
A bottle at all points outstanding.
89/100

Date of tasting: 27/7 2008
Apperance: Dark, almost tawny. Chestnut perhaps. Nose: A very powerful and rich aroma. Loads of pungent and wet smoke, tar and old, soaked wood. There are also some dried fruits in the background, figs, raisins and maybe even some stewed apples. Steamed vegetables also came to mind. With water added the smoke seems to evaporate a little at first and reveal more estery notes, but the smoke comes back and blends in to create an impression of a flame treated basket of dried oranges.
Body: Quite heavy and oily.
Palate: Very sweet and mouthwarming overall. Less smoke then expected carried over at first. Then after a moment some pungent smoke and oily flavours rolls in.

The finish is very long and develops on a winey, peaty and fe! inty background.
94/100

Lagavulin

Distilled in 1995, bottled for the Friends of Classic Malts

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
48,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
European oak cask
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BT2011 87/100
Lagavulin 1995 Friends of Classic Malts
Personal Comment
Very nice oily peat, smoke, sea spray, undergrowth and wet hay. This is definitely a nose for peat lovers. Nice complexity, just like great Islay malts ought ot be.
In the palate, peat is dominant as well, harmoniously mixed with nice slightly woody notes, dome fruit (plum jam), some sherry.
The finish is rather long with peat and barbecue ash as main characteristics.
84/100

Lagavulin: independent bottlings

Lagavulin

Adelphi Breath of Islay

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
58,1 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Cask number
single cask 5343
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2006
Bottle
266 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly dominated by peat and the feeling that the sea is not far away. Some floral and peppery notes, just to make the whole more complex. The mouth is rather oily, nicely marked by peat, moka notes and coffee and milk. A nice finish, rather short but very nicely marked by the memory of moka behind a nice slice of peat.
84/100

Lagavulin

Elements of Islay, Lg1

Collection
Elements of Islay
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
56,8 %
Bottler
Specialty Drinks Ltd
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
Lagavulin Lg1
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Images of Islay Finlagan

Collection
Images
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
53,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Images of Islay Finlaggan
Personal Comment

Lagavulin samples

Lagavulin

12 years (2007)

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
56,5 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1985 Bottling: 2007
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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93/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Mystery Islay

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
6 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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84/100
Personal Comment
A nice oily peat, touches of barbecue roasted meat, smoke and cold ash characterise the nose. Some nice additional sea spray hints coming above the wood fire scents made it very attractive for Islay whisky lovers.
In the palate, it behaves correctly too, with still that dominating peat and that heady smoke.
The finish is pleasantly lingering, still on peaty and smoky notes.
A classical Lagavulin...
84/100

Lagavulin

Distillers edition 1987

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1987 Bottling: 2003
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Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

21 years (2007)

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
56,5 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
european sherry cask
Dates
Distil: 1985 Bottling: 2007
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
Personal Comment
The nose is very pleasantly divided between leather notes and very fine peat. Smoke too. Some meaty impression and nice farmy hints. This nose announces a great malt. Behind the smoke and peat, a kind of freshness appears. The nose impression increases constantly. In the palate, a real firework of close to each other tastes. Peat leather and smoke. Rather complex and very pleasant even if it develops constantly on the same taste palette. The finish is lingering but gets very dry rather soon. This makes forget about all the great pleasure of the nose and mouth. The finish is extremely deceiving. A pity...
84/100
Comment by Johan Brugge
Nose: Full blown peat, sherry, smoke, salt and brine. It's a very strong and direct nose. Impressive.
Taste: An explosion of peat straight away. Again some sweet sherry (reminds me of the Dist. Edition Pedro Ximenez). Sharp peppery taste on the tongue with lots of smoke and salt.
Finish: Really long and lasting. The salt sticks to your lips.
Comments: Most certainly the best Lagavulin I've tasted. So far one of the best (if not THE best) whisky I've ever had. What an experience!
97/100


Lagavulin

Elements of Islay, Lg2

Collection
Elements of Islay
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
58 %
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2011-03 87/100
Lagavulin Lg2
Personal Comment
WDTS2011-03
Comment by mapi
Nose with a powerful but very fine peat. with a salty side.. Camphor and lemon. Very elegant, with lovely freshness.
The palate is marked by a very good balance between alcohol, flavor and interesting texture (a little oily but not too much). Very fine peat is present. Explosion of citrus on the palate.
Nice long finish. The empty glass resumed notes of citrus fruit and leaves an impression of freshness.
92/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Pale yellow.
A pleasantly complex nose with clearly peaty notes , hints of pepper, maritime character. A wood fire on the seaside. Hot ash. Peat. Barbecue smoke.
A mouth even more complex than the nose. A delicious blend of green fruit, smoke, peat, all in remarkable balance. This mouth manages to seamlessly blend the freshness of the unripe fruit, green apple notes, more rustic farm peat and smoke.
The finish is remarkably long and hot. Still that nice presence of peat. A perfect extension of the mouth and nose.
A wonderful whisky that is primarily for subtle lovers of peat.
91/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PierreDH
Colour: Pale yellow.
Nose: Peat Monster. So.. peat, fire wood , smoke (no smoke without fire is not it?). One slightly medicinal side. Maritime profile as well. Algae, sea spray, wet dog. All very cool. Discrete farmy notes. Then it shows an unexpected side, fruity. Fruity indeed somewhat artificial, right? Quite distinct pink Malabar! Yellow Haribo crocodile. Ripe pear. A little solvent.
Taste: Quite round, slightly pungent smoke.
Final:First wild earthy peat. This Single Malt calms down fairly quickly sliding toward a softer profile. Fruity and slightly sweet. Quite nice.

Comments: A nice complexity on the nose anyway. I'm not a big fan of peat, my grade suffers but I have no doubt that the peat lovers will rate higher. Or not ...
90/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Blackmalt
Color white wine
The nose starts high on the peat ash. Giving the impression of having extinguished a chimney fire with water which would have contained burned plastic. I think it will take some aeration time before the flavoring peaty / smoky deviates a bit. He is not heavy, but quite far. And I feel that other flavors are behind but did not reveal yet (if they reveal themselves ...). Um, it becomes perhaps vaguely farmy, but it's light. Peat has literally gone away.
I think I detect a taste of salted fish (preserved in salt). And now here, it feels crustaceans. The plate of langoustines at family meals near La Cotinière. But not the tray that smells too strong. But a delicate fragrance. Even if I hate seafood, I like this, it recalls memories (ok this is clearly and purely subjective but hey ...). With water, the smell of dressings are felt. See same tape gauze ...
Mouth hot, very warm and ashy. As if I was chewing the ashes of the fire present in the nose (but just cold ashes), roughly a ash freshly extinguished chewing gum. And this ash is transformed gradually into Lapsang Souchong like smoke. Finally it is in the same tones but more and finer.
It also becomes much more marine than in the beginning. Arguably the mouth follows the nose. It's not yucky: D. Finally I feel the taste of bouillon in which the prawns were cooked.
Final hoary and very, very long to stay in the same register. It returned gently tingling lips and cheeks much more. It is therefore more spicy and hot. In any case, we can say that the taste of ashes is really persistent. And the smell of brewed Lapsang Souchong is just really sensitive and falls at the right time.

Comment: I appreciate smoke, I was lucky with this sample! The nose is clearly good, as the rest. Just a reproach, smoke and ash a little too present on the nose. Fortunately, other flavors are behind because I really thought for a moment that would hide all strong odors. Well this is not a fat and heavy smoke. It is rather thin and "young" but quite present.
In any case, from A to Z is a good whisky for me
89/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by ALouis
Color: white wine
Nose: On the peat, iodine and citrus.
Beautiful notes of cold ash and pepper mixed with fresh fruit and vanilla.
Water accentuates the iodine notes on algae.
Palate: Peat, on the cold ashes, is very present and licorice, citrus and some sweet notes.
The water reduces the peat and accentuates the fruity, citrus and exotic.
Long finish on peat and liquorice.
89/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Talisker84
Color: Yellow

Nose: A bit of peat, a little bit of smoke, ash, gas, creamy, waxy, honeyed, dusty, lightly polish. A fairly specific profile I think. This is powerful! And the more you let it aerate more things to tell! It opens a jar of honey in the middle of a gas station in fact!
After a little more aeration, there was some citrus scents (lemon, grapefruit)

Taste: Ouch! it stings! Powerful!! It should not be far from 60 degrees there right? Of course the smoke, peat, slightly bitter, always that feeling of gas ... Also the cold ashes. Licorice also ... turpentine, a little camphor ...

Finish: Long, spicy, slightly bitter on the cold ashes, camphor.
88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Pale gold

Nose : We start with hints of citrus fruits (lemon and orange), pepper, spice and peat. We then find some smoke, caramelized apple pie, roasted almonds and nougatine.
Quite medicinal. Very well integrated alcohol. We finish with whiffs of soap. It's very nice, pretty straight-forward and warm (cosy). In the end, a little whiff of white wine.

Mouth : Woa ! It's pretty strong but very good. We still are on roasted almonds, bitter orange and nice touch of farmy peat. It's powerful but not agressive. It's delicately salty, gently smoky and nicely lemony. A little bit of liquorice, a lot of pepper (white). At the end, we can feel a woody bitterness, with some vanilla. The whisky dries the mouth a little. With water, its gets richer and rounder.

Finale : Long, warming, smoky and peaty. Light woody bitterness.

Conclusion : A pretty straight-forward whisky. Not much of complexity but it's great for peat lovers. It's really sharp and well-made. Great stuff !
88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Alexandre
The nose opens with a salty feeling, with a little pepper. It also has that je-ne-sais-quoi that makes me think of nuoc-mam. Everything is nice in any case. Then, the nose offers us cold ashes, citrus and peat. The set is very cool, but without falling into the iron. Aeration allows gourmet sugar notes (sweets with cream) to appear, and a very slight fruit (strawberry). This adds complexity to this marine dominance, all with excellent balance.

The palate is warm on golden grain, wood and vanilla. Then, quickly, powerful notes of peat smoke take over. The integration of alcohol is good, power as well. Good work. The finish has the coffee liqueur, which subsides with aeration, where the smoke is clearly dominant, without becoming annoying.

The final average is on the same tones that mouth: peat and smoke. However drier (salt, tar). We also have a little sweetness that disappears after aeration.

In conclusion, a good whisky, which has a good balance between the flavors.
88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: As samples 1 and 3 of this WDTS we remain on the peat, but more fruity than the other two, yellow fruit (nectarine). Alcohol is very present, a BDF?, I add a little water in another glass with the rest of the sample. The peat is dominant, the yellow fruit is more discreet, cooked and licorice are revealed, followed by green vegetable (green beans raw).

Palate: Big peaty, very powerful alcohol + 60%, salt, grass and licorice. Profile for Octomore or Supernova. Young and fiery, full of peat, even if the ppm is very high, the other flavors are still discernible. Licorice, salty, woody and herbaceous, beautiful balance. Whisky for "Peat Lovers".
88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Roblanza
Colour: Pale Gold
Nose: Salty like a fresh sea breeze, vanilla, peat, citrus fruits, and fresh flowers combined with wet hay.
Taste: Full oily body, fine flavour of salt, lemony notes enhances the fine peat tones (ooh, ah...), smooth velvet-like sweetness.
Ending: Seaweed, vanilla, white peppery aftermath not to long but very delicate, strong lemony fruit-flavours at first but peppery bite prevails at the end, love it...
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Mars
Nose: fruity, peaty (smoke, cigarettes), oily and fatty. Very acidic / citrusy, slightly medicinal, very cool (cold mint). licorice flavor.
The alcohol is well integrated and the balance is perfect.

Taste: Fresh, lemony, spicy, slightly peaty (cigarette)

Final: Peaty (dry smoke), lemony, spicy. Always the special and nice touch of icy mint.
Alcohol is slightly aggressive and the finish is long with hints of pear that appear after a while.

Pleasant to drink whiskey with a very cool side. Adding water makes it drier and easier to drink. The aroma of cigarette repulse me a bit.
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Bpoujol
Colour: straw.
Nose: quite round, yellow fruits, strong vanilla. Dry peat smoke present. A bit vegetal.
Mouth: rather sweet, strong smoke, vegetal peat. Vanilla.
Finish: rather long on smoke.
Little complex but well done.
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dede
Colour: Straw
Nose: Very powerful, it opens with a nice oily peat and lemon. A little iodine too, but the marine character is frankly overshadowed as peat is overwhelming, expressing of tar notes.. A hint of vanilla appears after a long aeration. Water does not significantly alter this profile, but allows the expression of bitter almond notes.
Taste: In line with the nose. Very powerful, thick, it combines thick peat and citric acid on the bottom of salt. Monolithic, but well done. With water, peat emerges even more.
Finish: Long, very peaty, especially the retro olfaction.
Conclusion: A whisky for peat freaks, great the evenings where you want a good peaty slap without efforts. Simple, but well done. I like.
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: Expressive, peat-peanut, also some fruity notes, apple. Ash, sea air, chocolate, lemon.
Mouth: Peat, ash, sea air, saly notes that are becoming bigger, silghtly fishy. Apple and lemon.
Final on peat, peanuts, sea air, tarry, leather.
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Pompix
A medicinal Laph ? At first nosing, I would have thought it was a peated Bunna. But the medicinal side(antiseptic) comes strongly.
On mouth, Laphroaig again. A medicinal and dry Laphroaig like IB’s know how to select. I like, because it evokes me a chimney fire with a freshness side (vegetal/citrusy).
The finale is long, peated and medicinal.
Simple but efficient feeling !
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Straw
Nose : Intense phenols strike at first. This kind of powerful phenols trapped in a very sweetish, syrupy, almost sticky liqueur. Dried tangerine peel. Toffee-stuffed biscuits. Condensed milk, and some whiffs of white coffee. Despite its lightness, could that be a drawn from a refill butt?
Mouth: Soft and tasty. Phenolic and malty (butter cookie) and a hint of sugar coated peanuts (yep!). Still very intense, but the rather heavy alcohol (~53% ?) is well integrated and brings some softness and some boldness. Then turns grassier, with quite some salty liquorice (Hollander drops) and wormwood.
Finish: Long, salty, with a rather grassy bitterness.
Comment: A young peaty malt (Laphroaig?), intense, bold and tasty. The cask did a good job.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Lemichtral
Nose: Starts on the lemon, honey, beeswax and a small Norwegian tar. Spices in the background And comes the plum brandy.
Taste: Slightly on alcohol and lemon quickly overshadowed by the tar. With mint syrup.
Finish: Quite long, always on the lemon and tobacco.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PatGVA
N: close enough to the sample No. 3 also on the grassy side and tea, beautiful notes of licorice, very balanced, oyster juice ,sea influence.
B: Oh yes, very nice balance, on the grass, tea, a little hot on alcohol, flavorings lining your mouth, salty point.
F: Long-balanced, very oily fatty ample.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Very light brown.
Nose: Strong classic peat reek. Photo developer. Strong alcohol, soft, very delicate sweet fruity notes (raspberry, dried pineapples) in the back. Later there are also fine and strange impressions like peanuts, musty wine cellar, old bread and burnt electric cables.
Taste: The strong alcohol on the palate confirms impression of a cask strength bottling. A giant peat block rests hard upon the taste buds, very one dimensional, the fruity notes are lost between peat and alcohol, sorry to say. Let’s see if some water helps to get them back ... Very weak beneath all that peat smoke, you need a lot of water to open the aromas, I guess the bottling about 60%. Here the picture is complete: Herbal wooden notes, peat smoke, strong chemical and soft sweet fruity notes which vanish very fast toward the medium long
Finish: - heavy accents on peat, burnt rubber and bitter herbs.
Conclusion: Pleasant, interesting all in all, but as said above, one dimensional, not balanced at all.
Guesswork: Here I guess a young Islay malt (Hard to say today since there are those heavily peated Speysiders today, since there is not much of the sea in the nose), bottled in cask strength (Independent single cask bottling).
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: Peat and citrus nose first, very clear. Lemon, lemon marinade. Slightly minty. Gin. The nose is then very monolithic on this characteristic lemony peat.
Adding water makes the lemony side ahead but the peat is still very present.
Palate: The attack is soft and smooth, creamy mouth, and very peaty, and a little smoke. Again, it's a real standard.
The water exacerbates the mouth and biting it almost
Finish: Peat and smoke to the end. Very friendly ingestion. Suggests a high alcohol content.
Again, a little water and fuels exacerbates the final, giving it more length and power.

Comment: The archetype of whisky for a peat freak. A standard profile that came across so many times that we believe getting tired of.. And yet, it's always fun to come back. However, lack of originality, complexity and progressiveness for the connoisseur. Adding water brings him even more expressive.
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Savoureur
appearance:
pale yellow, thin legs that flow rapidly
nose:
moderate to strong intensity, alcohol present (limit annoying), peat, pears, ashes (like a campfire shut down with water)
Taste:
moderate intensity, creamy attack, peat and ashes dominate, from the mid-palate the seemed shut down fire lightens again and is growing
finish:
average
With water:
with 3 drops of water: no change on the nose, the palate has less chili but the peat becomes slightly bitter, with 1/3 of water: the bitterness disappears, the whisky becomes more drinkable but loses personality, without waterm is the best for me
conclusion:
A whisky with a profile of young fiery peat monsters that pleases so much to a wide range of whisky addicts. This does not mean that it is my favorite whisky profile.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Stephane
Nose: Clear, powerful, well present alcohol. Peaty, marine (salt, iodine), vegetable, fresh, crisp with nice fruity notes, fine (including citrus) on background slightly spicy vanilla oak.

Mouth: powerful, nearly unbalanced due to high salinity and a slight astringency, in addition to quite not molten alcohol.
Vegetal, peat, salty, brine, smoked fish, citrus finish that is long.
Best with a small trickle of water.

Marine typed whisky, peaty, very tasty but a bit simple and lacking balance on the palate.
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: Sharp (cask strength?) and fresh. Mineral and iodine / slightly peaty. Seems sweet and savory.

MOUTH: more mineral than peaty (a little on the new make) ... with a touch of marshmallow. touch of green apple. Very marine, iodine (the oyster). A little drying effect.

FINAL: peaty iodine reappeares. Mustard and tar at retro olfaction!

Well done, probably will thrill lovers of peat, but not me.
82/100
WDTS2011-03
Nose: Light peat, fine, which is increasingly present during aeration. A little bit fruity. Alcohol present but not disturbing.
Palace: More fruity than peated in contrast to the nose. A little bit of mint.
Final: Intense and long and peaty.
A good whisky, pleasant.
82/100

Lagavulin: Not in collection

Lagavulin

Classic of Islay

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,9 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Cask number
single cask 1275
Particularity
cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Lagavulin 15 yo for Montenegro Italy, ceramic, +/-1980

Collection
For Montenegro Italy
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
45 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: +/- 1980
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links & average quote
Forum 93/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Distillers edition 1987

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1987 Bottling: 2003
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Distillers edition 1988

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1988 Bottling: 2004
links & average quote
88/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

12 years (2009)

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
57,9 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

12 years (2010)

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
56,5 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2010
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

12 years (2012)

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 2000 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

16 years for Feis Ile 2010

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
52,7 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
European ex sherry cask
Cask number
single cask 3210
Dates
Distil: 1994 Bottling: 2010
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Classic of Islay

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,9 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Cask number
single cask 1275
Particularity
cask strength
links & average quote
Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

16 years White Horse (beginnnig 1990's)

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1974 (est.) Bottling: 1990 (est.)
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links & average quote
BT2011 86/100
Lagavulin White Horse
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

25 years

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
57,2 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1977 Bottling: 2002
Bottle
9000 btls
Particularity
cask strength
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links & average quote
83/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Distillers edition 1995

Age
16 ans
Taux d'alcool
43 %
Embouteilleur
Officiel
Dates
Distill: 1995 Embout: 2011
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liens et cote moyenne
90/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

13 years for Feis Isle 2009

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
54,4 %
Bottler
Official
Cask number
single cask 4556
Dates
Distil: 18/10/1995 Bottling: 2009
Bottle
660 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Feis Ile 2014

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
54,7 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
European sherry oak
Dates
Distil: 1995 Bottling: 2914
Particularity
cask strength
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links & average quote
93/100
Lagavulin Feis Ile 2014
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

12 years (2011)

Collection
Special Release
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
57,5 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Lagavulin

Distillers edition 1998

Collection
Distillers Edition
Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Double matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2014
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links & average quote
Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

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