Lagavulin 1995

Overall rating
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

€ 399,99

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493 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1995

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.20 points

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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;)

  4. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This Laga offers a nice range of smoke, bacon and herbs with a pleasant sweetness.
    In my opinion, the finish falls off somewhat compared to the nose and mouth.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  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. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. MullofKilleyan scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Damn good Laga, warm, long, a bit peated and fruity
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. 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 :)

  9. 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.


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