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Lagavulin 1978 CA

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Distillery Label
Vintage
1978
Casknumber
127
Strength
64.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Apr 2013 7:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Level Username
Specialist pvosgian

4 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Junior Galahad
94
Specialist pilgrim77
91
Expert Junior Particular
88
Member Junior halibumibo
79

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1978 CA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Crystal clean nose, showing off the full profile of the Lagavulin distillate. Plenty of soft peat smoke and salty air alongside the trademark Lagavulin fruitiness that distinguishes it from its neighbouring South Coast distilleries (to my nose anyway!). Incredibly, it was fully approachable neat (even at the crazy 64.4% strength!!!), but a drop of water certainly didn't hurt. A short time in the glass brought through some more 'industrial' notes (engine oil and a hint of rubber) and a hint of the farmyard too (including some fresh hay). Crystal clean on the palate too, with a profile that is sharp and direct (plenty of citrus fruits, sea salt, peat smoke with grassy notes emerging on the addition of water). A few drops of water (it could take it!) brought forward considerable additional fruity sweetness. Lingering, smoky finish (with some attractive mineral elements in the mix). A thoroughly invigorating (even austere without water), high quality malt that gives you a real idea where Lagavulin has evolved from. A lovely taste of Islay history.

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