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Lagavulin 1980

Overall rating
89.71/100
votes
74
Whiskybase ID
WB26699
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1980
Bottled
1999
Casktype
Double matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv.4/464
Barcode
5000281013930
Added on
03 Oct 2011 9:47 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 1125.68

41 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

181 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1980

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.71 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice sherried laga but a bit thin, quite enjoyable nonetheless

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm tasting this whisky which was part of a virtual tasting from a local festival which included a flight of Lagavulin DE 1980, Ardbeg Ardbog, Bowmore Hand Filled 1999, and Port Ellen 1979 CS from G&M. Let's see how this one tastes.

    Nose starts with aromas of maritime salt, then light smoke, light sherry notes of chocolate and figs, then soft notes of strip bacon, and finally some citrus zest.

    Palate is oily with salted chocolate, bacon smoke, and citrus zest.

    Finishes with salted chocolate fudge, more smoked bacon, oily pepper jelly.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I was introduced, properly, to single malt in the mid ‘90’s and have never looked back. I purchased six bottles of this Lagavulin DE in 1999 and have three left. Every time I return to this whisky, it is still my favorite. Big, luscious, sherry-smoke. There may be better whiskies out there, but I have not seen one yet...I will keep looking.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Gilles_V scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Not a power monster but elegant and interesting.
    • Nose
      Sherry then peat and malt, very interesting.
    • Taste
      An oily body well present.
    • Finish
      Long persistence but power while lightness.

  6. Gilles_V scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. checkpointuk did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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

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