Lagavulin 20-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2020
Stated Age
20 years old
Refill & PX/Oloroso seasoned Hogsheads
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L0029DQ002 00005278
Added on
02 jun 2020 10:07 pm by Schubi2305
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength
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Average value

€ 716.72

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 20-year-old

90 users have left 92 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.54 points.

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  1. SteveW110 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    After the Feis Ile 2020 was unfortunately canceled, the annual special bottling could be ordered online from some well-known distilleries. Diageo limited the bottlings to two bottles per person and only shipped within the UK. After two days the bottles were already sold out ...
    • Nose
      93 93
      Visually, the Lagavulin has a deep amber color and you can see beautiful oily legs in the glass.

      The smell
      Unsurprisingly, smoke aromas rise in the nose at first, but not dominantly, but rather subtly and wonderfully harmoniously integrated. These beautifully integrated soft hints of cold ash gradually give way to a distinct sweetness! Wow * smells sweet !!!
      I find dried raisins, figs, plum cake with a thick layer of crumble.
      The bouquet of the whisky is great and I only realize after a long time that I was lost in my thoughts. I thought of Islay and many wonderful moments with good friends. After what felt like an eternity, the question came up inside me if I shouldn't even try ...?
    • Taste
      92 92
      ... let's go! I zip on the glass and think "oh god". Sweet, oily, thick syrup wonderfully smoky, the Lagavulin falls on my taste buds. The smell had announced it, but the taste is going a step further. Everything about candied fruit, forest honey, raisins, figs, plums, blackberries alternate with smoky aromas of glowing logs and light ash. The barrel follows closely with its influence of light leather, tobacco, dry wood and again the sweetness pushes through, but this time more marzipan, toffee and caramel.
      The alcohol fits and is neither too concise nor too defensive to not warm. Fine eucalyptus notes announce the end.
    • Finish
      91 91
      This Lagavulin leaves warm and sweet with a slight smokiness. Spicy notes stay on the tongue for an eternity without turning into bitterness.

      Great Lagavulin that is second to none. No wrong notes and to the point.

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