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Lagavulin 1997

Overall rating
88.19/100
votes
384
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2013
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
lgv. 4/502
Bottle code
L3239CM000
Barcode
5000281013480
Added on
09 Oct 2013 9:16 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 141,75

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1997

59 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.19 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Powerful nose in peat, Lagavulin paw identifiable immediately. Very peppery and fresh. With later cereals (even bread) and leather. In the mouth, rich, peaty, fleshy and a little sweet too (thank you sherry). The finish is long, very salty, with a note of leather. I think sherry is way too quiet compared to 1994.
    Enthusiasm 3/5

  2. DenisL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    good (22) Very fat ... very tasty! (88) The
    • Nose
      Smoked fish, prunes and pineapple !!! ... pear ... apple ... (22) The
    • Taste
      Wow, fat and salty ... (22) The
    • Finish
      Salt and ashes ... fruit in sugar .... smoke and cardboard (22) The

  3. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Can't help but feel this dram loses so much with the lower Abv.
    • Nose
      Soft peat, burnt wood, soot, herbal notes. Some sweetness in there, sticky sweetness like the sugar coating on dried fruits (prunes, raisins). Clean green fruit note. With time the darkness mellows and the sweeter subtler elements come forward. Strong cherry note. Seaweed and salty coastal notes more prominent with time. 
    • Taste
      peat and ash. Oily palate which helps carry the flavour. Little wood spice in there, slight smoked fish notes. Big hints of raisins on the palate.
    • Finish
      Dirty with ash and smokey charred wood chips

  4. Nosingbär scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Contributed from June 2017 Smooth, balanced, with the kind of smoke I like the most. Greasy, aromatic, with refreshing and sweet notes to round off the smoky character. 88/100
    • Nose
      Menthol, smoke, sherry flavors (orange, raisins) integrated with each other. Beguiling nose. Smoked bacon. Toffee. Mint. Chocolate. Oregano.
    • Taste
      sweet, smoke, salt, pepper, burnt toffee ... yummy. Algae. Creamy. Roasted nuts. Lemon juice.
    • Finish
      The smoked bacon floats throughout the mouth, the salt remains on the tongue and all is sweetened with maple syrup.

  5. Dionysus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Malinois scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful sweet smokey laga smell. The pallet is just to flat and then again that sweet smokey finish. There is not enough body, otherwise it would score higher... 

  7. Pvb scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Light smoke, in the nose as a taste. Very soft, but ultimately a weak to moderate whisky in its entirety. Does not linger long, in fact, he barely has a finish. Alcohol percentage should have been higher for this edition.

  8. matho010 scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. whiskycuse scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/lagavulin-distillers-edition-19972013-ob/

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 75 Euro in March, 2015.

    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 this 90.  My notes state another great DE from Lagavulin.

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