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Lagavulin 2001

Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
122
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv.4 / 506
Bottle code
L7220CM000
Barcode
5000281014036
Added on
15 Sep 2017 4:58 pm by Astrid
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 87,27

36 × in wishlist

122 × member ratings

676 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 2001

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  As usual I try the recent Lagavulin DE.  To be honest, the quality of this great dram unfortunately degraded slowly but constantly over the last years and I wonder if this is true for the 2017 release as well.  This year's profile is much more herbal and bitter (tannins) than the previous bottlings, obviously it fell victim to the cask shortage crisis too (it seems as if even Lagavulin has to use some virgin or refill caucasian oak, too).  It is not really bad, but the nice balance of peat-sweetness-spices is somewhat hurt this way.  There are some adstringent moments (tannins) both in the initial mouthfeel and the finish that I do not like.  Nevertheless, this is a bold and enjoyable dram, still.  But if it keeps degrading this way over the years to come I can imagine to stop drinking it at all (what would be a caesura as I ever, ever tried a bottle of the new Lagavulin DE release each year).  The growing quality problems of the scotch whisky industry due to the long-lasting whisky boom get more serious year after year.  Will it all burst in an exploding bubble or do whisky connoisseurs slowly adapt to these new tastes and profiles?  No one will know for sure, but if you prefer the rather old style whiskies I strongly recommend to build up a stock of your favourite drams (for your future own consumption only, not as an investment!).  I did this several years ago, already...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Andreas W. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. jabguit scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Dyno scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Really love these Lagavulin DE's! 

    One of, if not probably, my favourite easy drinking peaty drams. Great combination of sweetness, spices, smoke and peat. Very curious to know how these would be on 46% ... 

  8. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Very smooth and creamy, really not bad but a bit lacking of the typical Laga punch
    • Nose
      Peat and smoke as expected, little bit teaish, salty, hints of smoked ham
    • Taste
      Very oily and cream, notes of black tea, hints of bacon, rather fine peat and smoke, becomes more fruity, citrus fruits, hints of oranges
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, smooth

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