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Lagavulin 1991

Overall rating
89.15/100
votes
179
Whiskybase ID
WB4046
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2008
Casktype
Double matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv.4/496
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
14 Oct 2008 10:59 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 432.99

33 × in wishlist

179 × member ratings

449 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1991

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points

  1. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Ralfy review 99: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFzX7lMQ2_M (86/100).

  2. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An Islay, but which one? I announced almost all the distilleries before finding the right one ... A very good whisky, with a complex nose and remarkably melted (I had a hard time dishing out the aroma) but missing a little pep in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Expressive, albeit a little alcoholic, the nose opens with pronounced marine scents of iodine and sea spray before exhaling perfumes from the farm, meat (hot dog) and peat, and only rubber, lemon acidity and a nice presence of smoked malted barley. Slight fruity notes (sherry?) That conjure up a multivitamin juice or an exotic fruit puree are fleetingly manifested. The air does not change it significantly but makes disappear the sensation of alcohol perceptible to the 1st nose.
    • Taste
      It lacks a little power in the end, despite a frank attack. The texture is fluid, marine aroma and peaty nose are found, as well as citrus, a few spices brought by the wood and a light meat.
    • Finish
      Long, marked by smoked cider and peat, before a return of iodized notes of the nose. Then this hot-dog taste that comes back in the mouth. Yum !

  3. Bretorianer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Ulcinj scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I tasted in comparison with its younger brother DE from 2000. This one, the oldest, is much more dense and intense. 

    Lot of sea breeze at nose.

    Marzipan at mouth.

    The finish is long and robust just a bit too woody.

                                                                                                    
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. gango4 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wins significantly fruit by the post-maturation. The smoke goes back significantly, preventing overcharging. Is something soft. 46% would prefer me.
    • Nose
      Yes, Lagavulin. Smoke, sweetness, no burning.
    • Taste
      Soft, a full load of smoke, campfire, modern wood and dark fruit.

  8. Landryn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. ak47 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    "Lagavulin 1991/2008 'Distillers Edition' (43%, OB, lgv 4/496)  Any serious whisky lover knows that the Lagavulin DE, whichever the vintages, is the best wine finished malt whisky that one can find on this little planet. The guys who used to disagree are dead by now. Let’s see if these newer batches are on par… Colour: full gold. Nose: maybe I’m wrong but it seems that this DE is rather closer to the regular 16 than earlier batches. Superb whiffs of sea breeze, shells, then orange marmalade (but less than in earlier batches), beef bouillon, peat, good rubber, tar, tobacco, tea… Mouth: sweet tobacco, liquorice, earth, teas, roots, oranges, peat, ham, smoked fish, salt… And only god knows what else. Amazing. Finish: the longest finish ever at just 43%. Superbly liquoricy. Comments: but how do they do the DE? Is it really finished with wine (treated) casks? I’m starting to doubt it… Especially since I feel this batch is less wine influenced than earlier batches. SGP:448 – 91 points."

    Review taken from  Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com

  10. ApricotOne scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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