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Lagavulin 1997

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
16 years old
Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Cask
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
lgv. 4/502
Bottle code
Added on
09 Oct 2013 9:16 pm

Average value

€ 147,22

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1997

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 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. MrYens scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  3. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy's review 435: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqMwG16nFNs (85/100).

    "The sherry influence was in fact pretty superficial."

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Dionysus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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... 

  9. 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.

  10. matho010 scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

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


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