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Lagavulin 2001

Overall rating
87.92/100
votes
98
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

€ 84,59

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 2001

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.92 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. jabguit scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

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

  3. Dyno scored this whisky 90 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% ... 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  6. 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

  7. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  8. joerg.scheid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A great malt!
    • Nose
      Slightly smoky with dried fruit and strawberry jam.
    • Taste
      Pepper. Sweet, sherry, strong, round with citrus cool and later bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      Smoky, slightly salty, dry with a long-lasting, powerful finish.

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well, I had a lot of Lagavulin DEs so far but this one is very weak compared to other years. The PX influence is not as heavy as for example 1997 or 1998, therefore you don't get the berries at all, just a few dried red fruits. The smoke is there but the full-bodied Lagavulin 16 is missing here. Don't get me wrong, this is still a decent malt but not what you would expect from a Lagavulin DE. Of course the 80s where amazing, never thought I would say the late 90s where great compared to the following fellows. The first year I didn't buy the Laphroaig Cairdeas and now the first year I won't buy the Lagavulin DE.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Sweet bonfire smoke. Soaked scones coming along with the sherry. Plums, dried red fruits.
    • Taste
      Smoke. Sherry, salty, creamy seaweed.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoke. Sweet pepper, tobacco. chocolate.

  10. Ulfswhiskysamling scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

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