- Whiskybase ID
- 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
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59 × member ratings
161 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1986
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.40 points
- [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.
- 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)
Sweet, sirupy, oranges, smoke, tobaco, wet wood, sea and sherry are in a fight. Some burned rubber after a while in the glass.
Creamy sweet smoke, smoked candy, the sherry is punching into the Lagavulin, not gently at all.
Medium to long. The PX is quite dominant and gets lost after quite a while. The smoke stays back with a sweet touch.
- 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.