Lagavulin 1995

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
18 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Mar 2013 7:55 pm

Average value

€ 395.42

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551 × member ratings

1861 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1995

83 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.22 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic, no comparison to the current Distillers Editions. He also does not need more Vol.%, But he is just as he is, just good.
    • Nose
      Hm, very noble. The peat smoke is subtle, but wonderfully naseschmeichelnd. Roasted orange slices, juicy blackberries, blackcurrants, almond puree, everything perfectly coordinated, a round thing.
    • Taste
      Full and oily, almost creamy, with more pronounced smoke than in the nose. A big ham, just taken from the smokehouse. Again redcurrants, now as a compote, British marmalade with bits, not so bitter. Pepper comes .... First, he literally glides over the tongue and then gets stuck everywhere. Very intense taste experience.
    • Finish
      Long and not too dry, lots of spicy smoked ham, pepper, red berries. The finish takes and does not end.

  2. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2013/lagavulin-distillers-edition-die-story-und-die-aktuelle-abfuellung-im-tasting-27350/ Color: Old Gold / Bright Amber
    Nose: Sparkling and refreshing orange with subtle vanilla flavors and a dash of lemon juice. Emerging peaty smoke paired with iodine, seaweed and algae. In addition a pleasant spice and notes of coal, ashes, tobacco leaves and a pinch of black pepper.
    Taste: At the beginning rather dull with peat, smoke, coffee and dry ash. This is followed by malty Roestaromen with vanilla and a fruity lemon-orange mix. Only now, the sweet sherry flavors from the PX Fass prevail. In addition, the whisky smokier and saltier.
    Finish: Long, soft and dry smoky. The peat and the oak wood settle through stronger, so that the finish is a bit tart. Towards the end, delicious cocoa and chocolate aromas are added, which remain on the tongue for a long time.
    Comment: A wonderful, complex and multi-layered Distillers Edition!
    Not so sweet, so that could give the impression that the PX Cask Finish was short lived.
    91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 91 / finish: 90)

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Harmonious and mild, powerful and voluminous, peaty and fruity ... This DE is wonderfully harmoniously balanced and for me the best Lagavulin DE I've ever tried!

    23/23/23/23 (92P)
    • Nose
      Creamy caramel shines in the Premium Snifter, oily legs pull their greasy tracks on the glass wall, and intense peat smoke rises. Mild and fruity, peat and slightly mineral smoke come together, raisins and caramel are added, abrasion from old orange peel in combination of lemons and grapefruit give off their sour aroma. Iodine, algae, seaweed and salt water give the Laga a wonderful maritime touch, grilled apricots play with pork belly fat soaked in butter, charred wooden elements emerge slightly smoky. Tobacco and leather are minimal, and suddenly my saliva is stimulated.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows mildly and fruity through the palate, gradually peat and smoke are added, burnt wood and fly ash leave a pleasant tingling on the tongue. A slightly sharp film sticks greasily to the tongue, salt and pepper massage the tip of the tongue, and ashy streaky bacon and grilled fruit emerge. Citrus fruits end in sea salt and seaweed, iodine and mineral smoke followed by warm peat and earthy notes, a few dashes of espresso and lemon juice are added, roasted hazelnuts and dry leaves rest on the palate. Caramel and a touch of toffee, oranges and apricots, creamy fruit elements merge with smoky peat and maritime influences.
    • Finish
      Warm peat and a hint of mineral smoke rest creamy on the palate before creamy, dried grapes and berries are added. Charcoal, salt, earth, dried fruits, citrus aromas, caramel and hints of fried bacon allow the aftertaste to rest on the palate for what feels like an eternity.

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great whisky
    harmonious and yet with a little inner tension through an interplay of flavors
    I find it perfect that the PX Cask Finish character is rather subliminal and not so dominant
    i have touched the sky
    • Nose
      initially surprisingly fresh with Zitusfüchten and vanilla
      behind it heavy wood and smoke flavors> tobacco, leather>
    • Taste
      Malt, wood, oak> then sweetness, dried citrus fruits, tingling fresh sweetness,> spanish late summer on the tongue .. wow port wine (sherry), olives (salt), small fish (sea), herbs (seasoning), sun (warming )

    • Finish
      long> salt, smoke, there's Islay,> dark chocolate, cocoa powder with a little sherry cherry and again spain
      > at the very end old leather with best regards from Lagavulin;)

  5. ThePolyhedric scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    The best Lagavulin I ever tested. Perfect balanced, harmonious and with an incredible lasting finish.

  6. peatjens scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    I imagine a painted biblical paradise scene. In the picture we also find a bottle of DE 4/501.

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    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. podrum_whisky_lounge scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    best lagavulin destillers edition that I ever drank. I love the destillers edition but this one is definitely my favorite! and I'm so lucky to have two of them :)

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Barbecue smoke, lemons, a little salt and a touch of blood orange. Vanilla, freshly ground coffee, a trace of iodine. Tobacco leaves, old leather.
    • Taste
      Round, slightly oily. Light honey, grilled apricots, steak pepper with hickory smoke. Vanilla, espresso. Dark chocolate with candied ginger. A trace of wood ash.

  9. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wins a lot compared to the standard bottling and looks even more complex - 01.02.2014
    • Nose
      Sherry, smoke, vanilla, coffee, salt
    • Taste
      Sherry, smoke, sweetness, salt, spicy, maritime
    • Finish

  10. Goethe scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    It's a summer evening on the coast at Port Ellen. There is a barbecue going on with black halibut covered with a maritime marinade grilled on some woodsticks dashed with sherry. A really great whisky.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Smoke, wood, sherry, iodine, sea, ripe red fruits, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      Smoke, ashes, salt, sweet PX in the back.
    • Finish
      Long. Ashes, salt, dark chocolate.


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