- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Distillers Edition
- Calculated age
- 18 years old
- Double matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
- Added on
- 14 Feb 2010 1:24 pm
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102 × member ratings
220 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1979
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.77 points
- Nose: Warm and bright tropical style, smoked, pineapple juice, passion fruit, candied lemon, honey, fine salt, ore.
Palate: Light and smoky, with a fragrance half of fruit basket, coal gangue, mate tea, honey water
Balance, Body: Heavier on the body, moderately fat, lack of balance, cheap alcohol at the end, spicy taste.
Finish: Medium to long, lightly smoked, pepper, ore, honey pineapple water, sea sand.
For my glass I take a 1979 Lagavulin for £10, for a good value highly reputed malt.
N: Sugary smoky deliciousness is all I noted.
T: With a relaxed entrance, this one delivers more crystallised smoky-oaky sugary deliciousness.
F: Sweet smoke.
C: I needed more time with this one, and simply, more! With what I could muster from a fairly precise 1cl pour, it’s cracking juice! I’m told this is Lagavulin’s first Distillery Edition. What a way to start a series!
[Provisionally scores 90+]
- I love Laga and PX wedding, in this old one is the best so far in the DE line.
Slowly open. Peat, salted caramel, herbals and waxy fruits.
Sweet PX sherry, honey, milk caramel, lemon peel, seaweed, peat, ash and smoke. Fruits and pepper.
- I had a load of Laga 16 last week, this is on another level, like a Gentleman's 16.
I think the nose is a little closed at first then a wave of charcoal , creosote , peat, coal smoke, ashes, possibly some faint fruit but hard to detect.
Compared to the white horse 16 year this is definitely richer, the sherry is more pronounced and the classic Lag profile is more rounded, much less assertive peat and yes the fruit is there, stewed dark fruits too many to list in all honesty.
Some nice sweet sherry mixing with the fruit.
Not massive or anything but so classy, leaves you wanting more
- Body; Full and syrupy.
Fresh attack,with hits of peat, tar, sulphur and salt. Soothed with beeswax.
Rich and sweet, then smoky,becoming medicinal, and eventually seaweedy.
Pepper, salt and sand. Long and warming.
- [April, 2000] I had this dram during a "Taste the difference" tasting at Rolandsbogen.
In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 90 points. My notes state a very dominating sherry influence within a complex aromas profile.