Lagavulin 1994

Overall rating
88.78/100
votes
225
Whiskybase ID
WB18125
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1994
Bottled
01.09.2010
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood
Casknumber
lgv.4/498
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
L0244CM000
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
14 sep 2010 4:44 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 477.95

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225 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 1994

27 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.78 points.

  1. ThorstenH scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The Lagavulin note is present at the beginning, but tropical notes prevail more and more. Wow. Just leave time in the glass. No comparison to current DE bottlings
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

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  3. lipphi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. The Whisky Collector scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice balance between sherry and peat, finish falls a bit short and lacks complexity , very drinkable

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 831: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvXhRTMnmLw (90/100).

    "It is a delightful and very distinctive, personality loaded version of Lagavulin."

  8. GregX scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    One of the best whiskys.
    Only the 'Ardbeg Supernova Stellar Release' can top that.

  9. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    87. Good balance.
    Nose: sweet smoke, dark chocolate, tobacco
    Taste: wood, raisins, cherry in alcohol
    Finish: long, warm, raisin roll, caramel

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very sweet, a lot of smoke, which is ironed out by the sherry fruit but almost too much.

  11. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A great smoky dram that becomes more with the warming effect of the sweet PX sherry, Still a little bit more body was very welcome.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Smoke and leather are quickly overtaken by a sherry not too opulent (I have the impression that it is typical of Pedro Ximenez who does not "dripping" like the Oloroso, he knows how to stand!). Hot and deep. Dry dark chocolate. On the palate, peat obviously. Thick, fleshy, rich, dense. The 16 years ended in sherry what! Sweet spices in the mouth that turns into chilli in the finish. The sherry is subtle, it does not dominate the dram. Enthusiasm 4/5

  13. Landryn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Aby and j j
    • Nose
      Orange, peat, tear, ashes and some syrup.
    • Taste
      Liquorice, smoke, briny - salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      Ashes, peat and peper.

  15. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Gloin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Heavy smoke, intense and very sweet with a clear sherry note. Absolute tip. I needed some time to fully develop it

  18. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    As good a Lagavulin as I've tasted. Hie thee to Islay!
    • Nose
      Immediate complex phenolics: dried crab shells, rock pools, wet seaweed, Dutch salted liquorice, woodsmoke, chili, barbecued peppers and in time engine oil.
    • Taste
      The oily quality coats the tongue. Not just about the smoke but a welling up of languorous, rich fruits which mix with shore, violet, laurel (bog myrtle) Ever-changing.
    • Finish
      Ripe, long and complex.

  19. Dionysus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/lagavulin-distillers-edition-die-story-und-die-aktuelle-abfuellung-im-tasting-27350/

  21. Dennis1979 scored this whisky 88 points Administrator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. Furtia scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. D3US scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    I can't really fault this one much. When it comes to Islay malts, Lagavulin has to be my favorite brand. This distiller's edition is an absolute stormer, and I would recommend it to anyone, and that includes the peat-opposers
    • Nose
      An interesting peat/sherry mix. This has a lot of activity; the harsh aromas of peat, coal fire, oil, iodine. On the other hand it also has great softer aromas like sherry, honey, chocolate and caramel. All very warming, but altogether a lot of complexity.
    • Taste
      I just find the peat/sherry mix sublime, nothing quite like it. Lovely sweetness but well kept in balance by the smoky, oily warmth. Absolutely delicious.
    • Finish
      Sticks around for a long time with that well balanced mix of smoke, oil, fire and caramel, chocolate, honey flavors. 

  24. Alex scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    More rich, but less elegant and less complex than the standard 16yo, therefore 1 point less in my opinion.
    • Nose
      Strong peat and sherry combo. Ashes, coal smoke, quite dry.
    • Taste
      Very sweet and rich. Much sweeter than the nose. Less peat smoke on the palate, quite subtle. More on coffee, toffee and chocolate. Good balance.
    • Finish
      Getting drier, more medicinal, such as cough syrup. Middle long.

  25. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A lovely, complex peated malt, tempered by the sweetness of the sherry. A good long-lasting finish. As with many of the other DEs I`ve had, it seemed to improve over time after opening the bottle. For me, the 1994 is the pick of the recent DE releases, alongside the 1995 edition. If only it was bottled at 46% or higher....
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  26. Jonkers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rather strong peated. After that tones of sherry. Honey and vanilla and a little salty. Complex !
    • Taste
      Liquorice ! Honey and sweet candies. Also the taste is complex.
    • Finish
      After the light smoke-taste: very sweet and a little spicy. Smoke returns very slowly. Longlasting.

  27. Willie JJ scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Seems a little too heavily watered to me tonight, but still a great fun dram.
    • Nose
      Typical heavy iodine and peat-reek with tannins and a little
      honey-soaked seaweed. Peat and apricot jam with a little rhubarb and
      raspberry thrown in.
    • Taste
      Smoked fruits with a fishy after kick.
    • Finish
      Really comes to life here with the jammy notes warming nicely on the palate.

  28. hsmithjr scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I liked the distillers edition of the Lagavulin, although I feel like the 16 needs no extra "finishing". The DE is not better or worse, just different. Stick with the standard 16.

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