Lagavulin 1985

Overall rating
92.50/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB29220
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2007
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry European Oak Casks
Number of bottles
6642
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
088076171749
Market
United States United States
Added on
09 jan 2012 10:38 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 3061.84

34 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 1985

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.50 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    If Du Gongbu can live to a rare age, I am afraid that the poems written will be the same as this wine.
    • Nose
      Black pepper steak, bacon, peat, violet, ink, iodine, seaweed, lemon juice, oysters, sea breeze, citrus, jelly, honey, malt, oily.
    • Taste
      Peat, slag, soot, coal ash, scorching, oily wraps, pepper, roasting, floral, soap, oak slag, 100% black chocolate without acid, grease.
    • Finish
      For a long time, peat, oak dregs, black and smart bitter rhyme.

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  3. markkerr02 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20100%202x100%20%C3%A5r%20Islay.html Test 100: 2x100 Year Islay 100417
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990/2008, 46%, 599 kr 20 points
    Glass 2 Bowmore 25yo, 43%, 2178 kr 36 points
    Glass 3 Bruichladdich 15yo Second Edition, 46%, 469 kr 48 points
    Glass 4 Bunnahabhain 34yo / 1968, 43.5%, 2494 kr 105 points
    Glass 5 Caol Ila 25yo / 1978, 59.4%, 1499 kr 99 points
    Glass 6 Kilchoman Inaugural Release 3yo, 46%, 5449 kr 11 points
    Glass 7 Lagavulin 21yo / 1985, 56.5%, 1799 kr 141 points
    Glass 8 Laphroaig 30yo Càirdeas, 43%, 5413 kr 148 points
    Glass 9 Port Ellen 29yo / 1978 8th Annual Release, 55.3%, 2399 kr 82 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Lagavulin 21yo / 1985, 56.5% (European oak)
    Scent: Smoke, spicy, salted, spices
    Taste: Smoke, tar, salted, chocolate, spices
    Aftertaste: Chocolate, smoke, tar, salted, tall
    Score: 92 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Lagavulin 21yo / 1985, 56.5% (European oak)
    Color: Light amber
    Scent: Smokers, dried fruit, large
    Taste: Smoky, full-bodied, turmeric, sweet mats
    Aftertaste: Long with peat, slightly sweet, dried fruit
    Score: 95

  4. getz scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Distilled in Spanish Sherry oak casks in 1985 and bottled in 2007, this is the top dog from this fine distillery, according to the Malt Maniacs, scoring it a massive 95 points!

  5. Furtia scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. alectron did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The above stated "Number of bottles: 6642" is not quite right for this bottling...
    Thanks to DramBolin, who got the info directly from Diageo/Lagavulin, this seems to be more accurate:
    "There were 5520 70cl bottles and 1122 bottles of 75cl. "
    c.

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