Lagavulin Distillery Only 2010

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Number of bottles
52.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 May 2010 12:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 495.90

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Distillery Only 2010

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.54 points

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is one of the best Lagavulins I've had in a jar lately. In the past 5 years there has been nothing better with current bottlings (which I could try).

    A strong Distillers Edition variant - which Lagavulin fan has not always dreamed of!

    In parallel to the famous 16yo White Horse-Lagavulin tasted with gold letters. Both are of the same quality, for me this Distillery Only is even a nose ahead.

    Full, full, powerful and very balanced. The smoke is there and in just the right amount and well integrated. This one switches off the only major weakness of the normal DEs (namely the somewhat too low punch) - as expected with the barrel strength - but retains the character with the combination of fruit, smoke and sherry.

    It's a lot of fun!

  2. lucero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Reduced smoke and power but intense and beautiful strong sherry influence in return. A great cask strength version of the 2010 Lagavulin Distillery Edition (which btw. makes this one 16 years old). One for the Laga history books.

  4. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Fragrance: Fatty sherry: grapes, figs, plums, pears and orange. Slight hint of sulfur, peat, clay, seaweed, ash, cloves, pepper, nutmeg and caramel.

    Taste: Raisins, apple, pear, plum, honey, earth, dusty wood, seaweed, smoke, clay, peat and herbs.

    Finish: long and soft, with pepper, smoldering fire and salty sea. Fantastic whisky.

  6. Herrmo scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    a perfect Lagavulin.more of it, much more!

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. GJR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent, multi-faceted and perfectly balanced, smooth, soft, complex, fairly strict.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, old solid furniture, furniture varnish, cigar box, coniferous wood - larch, cedar; light peat shades, caramel, dry grass, old leather goods.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense, caramel, oak, a few needles, young shoots of larch; Cappuccino, bitter chocolate, ginger notes, weak smoke-peat tones.
    • Finish
      Spicy, sweet and sour, oak, coffee, nuts, caramel, dried herbs, ginger, ashberry.

  10. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sweet fruits, furniture polish, peated smoke, old leather, toffee, cream, iodine, cake, allspices and sea salt notes on nose.

    Dryness, dust, peated smoke, light fruits sweetness, green apples, iodine and spicy notes on palate.

    Vanilla, spices, dryness, dust, peated smoke and iodine notes on long finish.


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