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Overall rating
88.29/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB111896
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2018
Casktype
2 Ex-Laphroaig Barrels
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottled for
Exclusive to Sweden
Added on
06 May 2018 8:18 pm by ViViTroNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 200.00

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Lg9 ElD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good, clean, and powerful dram, but after Lg8 (90 pts.), it does feel a bit simple on the nose and the tongue. After trying it with Cl10 (87), I think 88 points is just right.

    P.S. If you have a sample of Lg1 or Lg7 you'd be willing to sell, hit me up with a message. Those are the only Elements Lgs I haven't tasted.
    • Nose
      Lots of woodsmoke, some tar candy, a bit of pine, and fresh lemons. Quite harsh for a Lagavulin, having only a little of those fatty notes you usually can distinguish this distillate by [in retrospect, is this because of the casks that were used?]. With water it gets woodier and loses a lot of that harsh smokiness, becoming more recognizable.
    • Taste
      The body has that oiliness I've come to expect of Lagavulin, but it's unusually heavy. Very sooty, very tarry, and medium sweet: tar candy with artificial sweetener. With water it gets punchy, with some biting peat. The body is full, but this is not a particularly complex whisky.
    • Finish
      The finish is exactly like the taste, with its shortness suggesting the whisky’s age.

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