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Overall rating
90.24/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
The Syndicate's
Vintage
1979
Bottled
1995
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
231
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Bottled at Bruichladdich Distillery
Added on
07 Oct 2010 1:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 582.93

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1979 MM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.24 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 15 yo 1979 (59.2%, The Syndicate, +/-1994) One of the earlier versions. Colour: white wine. Nose: we're extremely close to the new 12! This one's maybe just a notch more polished, with less antiseptic and maybe a few more leaves, but other than that and quite surprisingly, it's a close brother. With water: no, wait, this time it's completely different, with some fat fish coming out. Smoked salmon again, kippers, fresh big sardines... That's fun! Also a little aniseed and mint, there is an absinthy side for sure. After la fée verte, la fée d'Islay. Mouth (neat): same feeling, although this one's even oilier and kind of rootier. Huge mouth feel, it's almost peat syrup. Also some smoked salmon for sure, but it's all too strong for this sissy-of-a-taster. With water: fab, it's got more medicinal this time. A three metre long liquorice stick and three bags of salt plus a good bucket of liquid tar. H.u.g.e. Finish: same for a long time. Unusually medicinal for Lagavulin. Comments: another Senna/Prost situation, the official 12 had the lead for a long time because of its immediacy, but I think this Syndicate caught it up. So it's a tie in my book - what a grand-prix!SGP:457 - 92 points.

  2. art-bett scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    COLOR: light straw, white wine

    NOSE: smoke, Wick Medi Night, peppermint tea, slightly pungent, charcoal cooled, ashtray

    TASTE: sweet cut with smoke and peat, apple, sweet charcoal to suck on, honey

    Departure: medium to long

    CONCLUSION: Delicious Lagavulin, but unfortunately overpriced ......

    90/100

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