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Lagavulin 1993

Overall rating
91.63/100
votes
112
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Islay Jazz Festival 2011
Vintage
08.02.1993
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bodega Sherry
Casknumber
355
Number of bottles
576
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Sep 2011 2:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1300,00

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112 × member ratings

126 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1993

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.63 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Tasting notes here:
    http://www.weinkenner.de/2012/lagavulin-1993-18y-cask-355-islay-jazz-festival-2011-22315/ Color: Old Gold
    Nose: Burnt wood and tobacco combine with fresh peaty sherry. Sweet, malty and powerful peat smoke. Wow, the nose lets you guess what taste experience will follow!
    Taste: What a gigantic start. Very complex. Notes of iodine paired with huge peat smoke. Now sweet malt with hints of vanilla and fantastic sherry. Totally balanced !!!
    With water: less smoky, but slightly malty.
    Finish: Laaaang, very laaaang. A combination of smoke, medical notes and a huge dose of peat. Dry sherry flavors surrounded by oakwood notes. A straightforward, uncompromising departure that seems to have no end.
    Rating: The madness! Thank you, Iain, for this ingenious peaty malt that was bottled just in time. If you love Lagavulin, you will spoil this whisky. Was the Lagavulin year in 1993? For me, the best that I could taste to date from this distillery. 97 points

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Second Tasting 31.12.2011 : 97 P ( before 96P ) !
     
     
    After Laga-tasting:
    Laga 16 2007
    Laga only distillery 2010
    Laga 25
    Laga Pure Malt white label - 12 on neck label
    Laga 21
    Laga Jazz ( Greatest Laga ever !!! )
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I drank this as part of a vertical (current 16yo, White Horse 16 yo, Jazz 2013, Jazz 2011) in my own home. Let's not talk about the 16 yos because those are definitely a step below. Compared to the 2013, this Jazz 2011 definitely feels more satisfying and gives you more of that WOW! feeling. Again, the great sherry, a healthy amount of Lagavulin peat, the freshness, the perfect power and ABV all mixed in so harmoniously... I can't imagine any Lagavulin being better than this one. I'm going back and forth between 94 and 95 points, which are amongst my highest scores ever for a whisky.
    • Nose
      A bit of alcoholic bite on first nose of whisky in glencairn but after a few minutes... the typical lagavulin peat, but there are fruits as well.. lots of power but still quite balanced.
    • Taste
      Wow! Wow! Wow! An extraordinary marriage of peat and sherry, with quite a bit of fruits (plum, cherry, grapes) mixed in. Incredible attack and the balance is exceptional. This may be equal or even better than the famous 21yo from 2007... more oompf and more sherry. Any whisky can be a sherry bomb, but not any whisky can be this well-integrated with the sherry. Bottled at the perfect moment. 
    • Finish
      Exceptionally long... you cannot get better than this... lots of peat, power, and well-integrated sherry lingering on and on and on...

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Salt , smoke , meaty , ashes , peat , sherry
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. MrRancho scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Hm ... is already a very good whisky. But he is not particularly outstanding. Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Medical smoke, bacon, salt & harbor, later some sweet vanilla
    • Taste
      Ashtray! Salt, strong warming alcohol, tongue tingles, walnut
    • Finish
      long and smoky

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Orange tasting 3.0 18-08-2016 Roelof & JJ
    • Nose
      Meaty - sausage, pickle and spices - pepper. Ashes, peaty, some nuts and some sourish notes - zure zult.
    • Taste
      Very tasty withh ashes, curry gewurz, oily and briny.
    • Finish
      Ashes, peay and seaweed.

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 904 € at Whiskyauction in June 2015

  9. PortElfen scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Hi there,i have tasted this stunning whisky a few weeks ago.It´s the best Laga i ever had. This one left me speechless.Superb noise, really complex body and an endless finish ... Wow, 96P

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