- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Distillers Edition
- Double Matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry Wood
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 1000 ml
- lgv 4/493
- Added on
- 30 May 2007 4:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1989
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.87 points
- Quite easy on the nose, at least if you're a peat-head. I find it quite balanced and not at all harsh. Mind you, I just popped open the bottle - I did let it sit in the glass for 15 minutes before diving in. Good burn from the peat, without ever feeling like it's too much or not enough. Great dram of Laga, but distinct and different from any other I've tried.
Finish is lingering for a while, but very smooth.
Smoke, ham, seaweed, salt, a little phenolic, honey
Sweet, smoky-ashen, slightly peppery, forest honey, vanilla, some green apple
The smoke covers the mouth and leaves an Avenger's chamber;)
- What I have often enjoyed about the Distillers Edition is the
sophistication of each different bottle released. They all have
individual character that are hard to match up. I love the smoke, peat
and lush fruit like complexity in each drink. When you add a few drops
of water it comes alive and the palate just gets more vibrant and a
finish that`s equally wonderful.
- The 1989 DE is a great addition to the normal 16 year old. This DE stands out from others positively.
The nose reveals campfire, bacon - a Lagavulin. Old leather, smoke.
The taste is not complex. Sweet, smoky, peaty, sherry, dry.
The finish is long. Soft, a lot of smoke, warm.