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Lagavulin 1991

Overall rating
91.63/100
votes
204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Sherry European Oak Casks
Number of bottles
2772
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 Sep 2012 1:16 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1.133,21

Tastingtags

27 Notes

Fight65
Expert Senior Fight65 Review note
26 Dec 2017 9:30 pm
Fight65 gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.1
Nose
92
Initial taste
90
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
89
Presentation
92
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
30 Nov 2017 11:07 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
83
Presentation
85
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
30 Nov 2017 11:05 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Smoked ham and bacon, sherry wood, nutty, salty, whiffs of iodine - very good

Taste

Punchy, fine peat and smoke, woody, little sea weed

With water: just little fruity

Finish

Medium long and warm

Comments

Very balanced and drinkable but lacking a bit of fruitiness - to be honest you can have a comparable Lagavulin also for a much lower price

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
05 Nov 2017 11:55 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points

This is a really nice dram and in my view on a par with the 1985 21 year but that one just beats this by a whisker in my view

This is much better than some people give it credit for, a category the original 25 year OB also falls into.

Weighted Rate
91.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
91
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
05 Nov 2017 10:05 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points

H2H- Lagavulin through the ages - as usual logic would dictate that the older ones would be better, but will that be the case? I already did a head to head of the 21, 25 and 30 and found the 25 to be better than most other people and between the 3 not that much in it so it will be interested to taste again. Lagavulin 16 is favourite of many on here for a go to islay dram and once price has been taken into account I  can gauge the best value and I suspect the 16 will do well here. Mid 1960`s to present 37 year, all official bottlings Drams  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/100508/lagavulin-guaranteed-pure-malt-pot-still https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/51469/lagavulin-16-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/75648/lagavulin-islay-jazz-festival-2015  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/35109/lagavulin-1991   https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/613/lagavulin-1985  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/12/lagavulin-25-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10/lagavulin-30-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/44217/lagavulin-37-year-old In theory the nose and palate should all have similarities so I will knock a few out from the start, tasting 8 heavy peaters is a lot for  my palate.   Nose The first to be discounted was the Jaz festival2015 and the 30 year but that might be because they were more delicate. next was the 21 year 1991 then the 37 year which left the NAS 1960`s, 16 year, 21 year 1985 and the 25 year. A difficult decision 1 - 21 year 1985 2 - Pure Pot Still 60`s 3 - 37 year 4 - 16 year 5 - 25 year 6 - 30 year 7 - 21 year 1991 8 - 2015 Jazz festival Palate 1st tasting (tentative) 1 - 21 year 1985 2= - 21 year 1991 2= - 37 year 4 -2015 Jazz festival 5 - 25 year 6  - 30 year 7 - Pure Pot Still Nas 8 - 16 year 2nd tasting 1 -1985 21 year 2 - 1991 21year 3 - 37 year 4 - 25 year 5 - Jazz festival 2015 6 - 30 year 7 - 16 year 8 - Nas pure pot still (been open a while) After 2 tastings my top 3 were the same with the 25 year moving to 4th the Nas was bottom with the 16 year just beating it. The 30 year was a little delicate in this company. The big question is and the one that should give us all hope is that there was little in the first 6 placings and the 16 year was not far behind but the exta years maturation told. If You took price into consideration then the 16 year can hold its head up high.

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 May 2017 4:42 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 92 points

[September, 2016]  I had this dram during a "Lagavulin Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.

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 it 92,5.  I took no detailed notes.

There is no accounting for taste...
Ruud6421
Specialist Ruud6421 Tasting note
02 Jan 2017 8:17 pm
Ruud6421 gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Sweet, sweet sherry. Dried fruits, nutmeg, cloves. All this sherry sweetness lies on an earthy bed of smoked ham (<- I think I just described this amazing nose in one sentence). A powerful older Lagavulin profile shines as much as it can.

Taste

Bacon, smoked ham, peatsmoke, dirt. That were the first flavours that attack the mouth. Only after that the dried fruit and sherry tones make themselves present. And how! One big taste-explosion in the mouth!

Finish

Long, dark, beautiful. Just stunning.

Comments

This is one of those drams you won’t easily forget. Lagavulin at its best. That combination of mature spirit, well balanced sherry and earthy peat is a sheer unbeatable combination. Hats off to this dram.

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Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
21 Dec 2016 9:17 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Meaty, pepper, ashes and bbq-sauce.

Taste

Meaty, peat, pepper, spices and a sea breeze.

Finish

Medium drying with sausage, (Dutch) Taai-Taai cookies and spices - cinnmon and cloves.

Comments

Compared with Lagavuling 25 - 2016. Tasted with Aby.

The 21 is a lot more raw. 

squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
28 Nov 2016 10:24 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.3
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
91
trompjes
Expert Junior trompjes Review note
17 Nov 2016 3:39 pm
trompjes gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.3
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
90

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