- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
- Bottling serie
- Elements of Islay
- Refill Sherry & Refill Hogsheads
- 55.7 % Vol.
- 500 ml
- Added on
- 07 Oct 2013 2:53 am
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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Lg4 SMS
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.79 points
- Compared to other of the Elements of Islay series, this Lagavulin lays on it. Like a dirty beast, it covers the palate with smoke and overwhelms all the senses. A whisky with wow effect.
- Quite own notes and very resinous-green for Lagavulin, but somehow a bit monotonous, so no more points.
Crunchy, dry, cold smoke, lit cornflakes, then typically light sweetness, honey, dental floss, lavender, pine nuts, light oak, resin, caramel candies
Clear pine nuts, toasted notes, roasted malt, roasted chestnut, apricot kernels, vanilla, white pepper, mint
Wood, chestnut, roasted malt, vanilla, ash, medium to long
- Good dram!
Sweet, oily, minerals with hint of smoke and dark fruits
Oily, sweet and opens with earth smoke and salty notes. Really mounthfull, beatefull and reach
Ashy, long with sweet smoke
- Notes by producer;
Youthful spirit from this distillery is well known for its crisp and intense flavour, but Lg4 bucks that trend. With more sherry-cask influence than earlier entries in the range, it combines a weighty body with the fresh and crisp smoke, creating a well-balanced and powerful whisky.Cask details;
Mid-1990s' refill sherry with early 2000s’ refill hogsheads.Tasting Notes;
Rich and dark, with freshly ground coffee and barrel char complemented by freshly turned earth. Hammy notes follow, with brown-sugar sweetness, barbecued apples and freshly tanned leather.
PalateSharp and green on the palate to start, with ferns and Granny Smith apples. The sharpness quickly sweetens and gets weightier, with stewed apple and liquorice joined by rich and earthy smoke.FinishLong and lingering, with rock-pool minerality, hammy smoke and sweet apples.
- A really fantastic Lagavulin. Mostly Bourbon casks bring a peaty and sweet coastal experience. Very nice!
- I wasn't so sure about this one at first but it has come into its own as quite a powerful dram even if it lacks polish. This at greater age could have been spectacular. 84
Seashore smells, briny, tar, dry flint, dried seaweed with something slightly sweet and fruity underlying. Light oak with water. Old bleached fishboxes.
Very tarry and smoky up front. Oily mouth coating feel with hints of dried fish or kippers. Vanilla and spices with white pepper. Slight plastic taste.
Medium long with spices up front fading to give dried fish and light oak.
- Beastly, pure, youngish.
Wet rope, vanilla.
Lovely salty and kippery.
With water, it gets a little oakier