Lagavulin 1986

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Added on
21 Aug 2008 9:28 pm

Average value

€ 615.57

53 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

143 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1986

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.43 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2003]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 59 Euro in January, 2003.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  I took no notes.

  3. Goethe scored this whisky 89 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, but the Lagavulin gets lost in a real PX fight. The 80s versions are worth the try but the gras isn't always greener on the other side. 90s versions are worth their money too (a bargain compared to the prices for an 80s bottle in the year 2015).

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10 (2015)
    • Nose
      Sweet, sirupy, oranges, smoke, tobaco, wet wood, sea and sherry are in a fight. Some burned rubber after a while in the glass.
    • Taste
      Creamy sweet smoke, smoked candy, the sherry is punching into the Lagavulin, not gently at all.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The PX is quite dominant and gets lost after quite a while. The smoke stays back with a sweet touch.

  4. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur


  5. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not quite as good as the other Lagavulin DE releases I have tried, with the smokey aspects more prominent. As with the other DEs though, it is balanced beautifully by the extra sweetness.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88


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