- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Feis Ile 2014
- Calculated age
- 19 years old
- European Oak Sherry Butts
- Number of bottles
- 54.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1995
36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.35 points
- Bottle # 1198 sold empty at ebay
- Lagavulin 1995 ‘Feis Ile’ (54,7%, OB 2014, European sherry oak butts, 3500 btl.)
Nose: excellent, focused nose with a backbone of coastal notes: shells, oysters, waxed rain coats, flints and brine. Big medicinal notes, mainly iodine. Plasticine. Also sweeter notes like oranges and berries, as well as some honey, although the sherry doesn’t overpower in any way. Smoky lemon juice. Rose pepper. Tobacco. More on the sharp, edgy side of sherried Lagavulins, but quite perfect really. Mouth: oily, with plenty of tar, ashes and soot. Highly medicinal again, salty and immensely full-bodied. Sharp but it mixes nicely with yellow and pink grapefruits, Seville oranges and dark Lapsang tea. Then some honey sweetness and hints of dried apricots. Sweet liquorice. A fair dose of oak as well. Finish: very long, with lots of wood smoke and cigars. Cinnamon. Tobacco. Still a striking balance of sharpness and sweetness.
Excellent Lagavulin, similar in style to the 2012 release of the 21 Year Old. Originally around € 125, which is really cheap for a near-20yo (considering the official 21yo was around € 500). Most of these Lagavulin Feis Ile releases are top-notch and this one in particular is just great. An instant classic.
- [October, 2014] I had another dram during a "Feis Ile 2014" tasting at Bonn.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 it 92,5.
My notes state this is one of the best recent Lagavulin releases (if not the best at all...).
I had my first sip at the distillery during Feis Ile 2014 and emptied a complete bottle until the end of the festival. Excellent stuff!
- a great nose ... so many flavors and no end
with every sip this whisky gets better
and stays longer
... scratchy and smoky and yet so mild and pleasing ...
Yes, I'm in heaven
1st nose, 1st outlet, 2nd mouth
in the room is a delicious detergent smell, something like fresh lemon
You open the window
salty sea air mingles with the embers of the campfire from the evening
You take a deep breath
the sweetish smell of tropical fruits
mixes with sea air and campfire
the smell makes you dream
dream of yesterday
dream of bare feet in warm bog water
of wild mugwort which is pressed while exuding its tart smell
from lips that taste like soft butterscotch
then again the hot campfire
and fish that hangs in the smoke
Lips that taste like salt
honey and vanilla
the tropical fruits
You look in the fruit basket
Your hand includes a firm, velvety peach
You feel like your mouth gets wet
oily on the tongue
in the mouth a load of sweet chocolate
the whole barrel
and immediately the change in everything from the nose
a lot of caramel
Smoke in the background
sweet malt coffee
like the credits of a nice movie
Dark chocolate and some malt sweetness in the background
Citrus & Mugwort
Malt sweetness with smoked fish
Tobacco comes from the coffee
Smoke in the throat
Malt sweet on the tongue and
Fish becomes sweet tobacco
You will not forget
how beautiful a Laga fire can be
- http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/feis-ile-2014-lagavulin-19y-sherry-butts-vs-ardbeg-auriverdes-33471/ Color: golden yellow
Nose: Smoked lemon juice with a lot of salt, peat and tar. Notes of fresh sea air, seaweed, iodine, coal and ash as well as sweet honey-vanilla aromas rise from the glass. Grapefruit and oranges, but also green notes of freshly sliced limes and lime peel are included.
Taste: Fat onset and oily-sweet with lots of peaty malt, sea salt, honey and vanilla. Ultra-smoky tar, soot, iodine and all sorts of maritime notes are found on the tongue. Slowly becoming slightly bitter and merging into the finish with rounded oakwood notes.
Finish: Long with lots of sweet peat smoke and green tea. Notes of iodine are also retained in the finish. Wood and a little vanilla snuff are also included. Cocoa and cinnamon towards the end, bittersweet and very peaty.
91 points (nose: 91 / taste: 92 / finish: 90)
- Light gold pour. Nose coastal, smoked peat, various essential oils, light licorice. Mouth nice crystallized orange, more salty coastal and licorice flavors. Good depth of flavor even though sharp smoke and peat isn't my favorite style. Body is pretty thick. Really good actually, approaches some of the older Brora malts a bit.
- Epic stuff if you dig Lagavulin: intense arrival, beautiful balance between distillate, peat and sherry and a lingering aftertaste. Among the pinnacle what Laga is capable of these days. Similar to, but even better than the delicious Distillery Only 2010. The Feis Ile 2014 packs more oompf and is more chiseled after all and perhaps feels a bit older, too, in a good way.
A strong recommendation, except you prefer Lagavulin ex-Bourbon cask maturation. Then stick to the very good 12 cs or one of the recent Jazz Festival bottlings. :-)
- Tasting Notes:
- [June, 2014] Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 0753 that I bought for 124 Euro in May, 2014.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 92,5. My notes state a dangerously quaffable Islay style dram.