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Lagavulin 13-year-old

Overall rating
88.46/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB184300
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2021
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
American Oak / High Char Port Finish
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 May 2021 3:02 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 275.41

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 13-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.46 points

  1. daverdaz scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    So the pictures on the Diageo site are completely far removed from reality. The Lagavulin is very light and looks more like a 2nd fill Bourbon Cask. In the picture it looks extremely dark. Otherwise you get what you expect in terms of taste. Peat bomb hits from sweet port. Not a bad malt, but rather disappointing for a Feis bottling at the price. Lagavulin can do better than that ...

  2. whiskydramo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Sugary green and yellow fruits on the top, green grapes, sweetcorn, carrots. Rich Hami melon, it could only get richer later on. Honey, surrounded by a thin layer of BBQ smoke from sweet vegetables (onions, carrots etc). Fruit aroma started getting more refreshing. Sweet oranges with fruit fiber. Seaweed and smelled coastal. Mandarin oranges. Dirty citrus from the emptied glass.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Quick and light apple juice, then covered by toffee and cheap chocolate with citrus zest. Beetroot and seaweed. Sweet hay together with some ash from lightly burnt plastic. Tannin and dirt-like bitterness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Bitter dirt carried forward. Dried orange peel, hay, maple syrup. Eventually left with cinnamon that lasted quite long, and a hint of creamy chocolate aftertaste.

  3. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Port and Rauch is my favorite combination and so the anticipation was great, it suits me, expectations fully met, super tasty, intense, no wrong notes, if only the price and Brexit weren't there ;-)
    • Nose
      Sweet pale cherry, a bit like cherry chewing gum, with a subtle nice wood fire smoke, over everything lies sweetness, dark chocolate, warmed up it becomes creamier, the chocolate is lighter, slightly spicy, pepper, and now clearly espresso, coffee beans, seldom so clearly in the Had a nose, the smoke supplements, but only plays second fiddle, after the first sip there is also some mint in the nose
    • Taste
      Chocolatey, oily, cherry, power, coffee, slight acidity, then there is clear smoke, a little lemon, great, great mouthfeel, the port influence is there, but not superimposed, slight tingling, a pinch of salt
    • Finish
      The whole mouth is still full of chocolate, slightly dark, sweetness on the palate, a little mint is added, the cherries flash again briefly, pleasant, medium-long

  4. SteveW110 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Worst Lagavulin Feis Ile ever!
    Apart from the price, the marketing was knitting here without end.
    All published images of the bottle show a ripe and colored whisky. Reality looks like Spirit ...
    In terms of taste, he can offer NOTHING ...

  5. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very good Lagavulin for its age, the port is present but not overshadowing. Nice bottling.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Thick fruity billows of smoke. Above average fruity for Lagavulin. I don't think I would have blindly assigned that port. Interesting combination.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A nicely composed combination of the heavy Laga smoky note with dark fruits, but nothing stands out here. Well done!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Rather short, because the comparatively young age comes through. Too bad, could have torn even more with more finish.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Quite balanced and drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh, citric, little vanilla, iodine, little medicinal, fine peat and smoke, honey, yellow fruits, cookie dough, hints of candy, marshmallows - not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, more citric, honey, vanilla, peat, smoke, salty, minerals, yellow fruits, ripe banana, wet hay
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm

  7. Sir Ardbeg scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    "finished in port seasoned American oak" is all you need to know. In any case, "finished in port seasoned ..." has nothing to do with any kind of maturation. Pimp up my whisky !!

  8. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 13 Year Old Feis Ile, bottle no 2294.

    At Melody, Hammersmith, July 2021.

    Hmm. Aroma is pink marshmallow and pink mice sweets mixed up with burnt biscuits and smoke, the typically bourbon-influenced Lagavulin is sort of bastardised with candy floss.

    Taste is similar - quite ‘candied’, pink mice, raspberry dark chocolate, lingering smoke, very nice potent smoke but the finishing cask is just spoiling this really. Such a shame because the underlying whisky seems very pleasant – I’d say this was almost certainly better before they put it in the finishing cask. 3.4/81

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    sweet creamy peat, honey, citrus, very balanced, not too complex but very nice

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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