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Lagavulin 1991

Overall rating
89.51/100
votes
191
Whiskybase ID
WB2759
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1991
Bottled
11.04.2007
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Casknumber
lgv.4/495
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv.4/495
Bottle code
L7200CM*
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
10 Jul 2008 5:33 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 401.38

42 × in wishlist

191 × member ratings

515 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1991

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.51 points

  1. herby.usa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: amber
    Conclusion: very tasty
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark raisins, sweet citrus notes, honey and bacon, slightly medicinal, nutmeg, lovage
    • Taste
      92 92
      BBQ spice with honey, mouth-filling and creamy, peppery start, ashy smoke. Coffee and cocoa out the back. Is getting drier
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, sweet, cocoa

  2. NXI scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    The thick sherry has taken away too much of the complexity of the distillate, but at least there is no denying that the whisky is delicious.

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) Good aroma, cigar notes at the finish are very interesting (90)
    • Nose
      Sweet, peat ... berries ... paraffin ... pear ... smoked raisins and prunes ... iodine ... warm sand ... standing up there appeared orange caramels .... bright strawberries (23)
    • Taste
      Fruit flavor, dried fruit compote ... salted and ashy (22)
    • Finish
      Finish waxy, fruity ... slightly ash and iodized salt ... cigar ... berries and dairy notes (23)

  5. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Gondwana scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Alterjoe scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  8. Goethe scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A lot of Lagavulin enthusiasts are telling the story of the good old days (in fact the 1980s), when the Lagavulin DE was much more sherryed than the 90s versions. Well, the true part on this story is the PX. The more detailed version is about too much PX. In my opinion it is in fact a fantastic dram, not so much PX as in some versions from the 80s. The 80s versions are worth the try but the gras isn't always greener on the other side. 90s versions (this time the 1991 bottle) are worth their money too (a bargain compared to the prices for an 80s bottle in the year 2015).

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10 (2015)
    • Nose
      Sweet, sirupy, oranges, smoke, wet wood, sea and sherry are in a fight.
    • Taste
      Creamy sweet smoke, smoked candy, the sherry is dominating the Lagavulin.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The PX is not to dominant and gets lost after quite a while. The smoke stays back with a sweet touch.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nice,,, one of the best islay's ever
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Rustamich did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Peat and iodine are not all. There's got to be texture and complexity. And this one has got it all.
    • Nose
      Coastal but right into the sea. Seaweed, tar,iodine… Nothing is missing. The smoke rises up and releases creamy notes of toffee. Apple loft.
    • Taste
      Voluptuously sweet with that briny dryness in the back.Hint of kippers (with a touch of butter).
    • Finish
      Lingering,smoky.Licorice.Pepper.

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