Lagavulin 1995

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
sc Scotland
Added on
24 May 2014 6:05 pm by pilgrim77
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 760.37

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1995

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.32 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    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.

    Score: 93/100

  2. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 1198 sold empty at ebay

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [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!

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
      spicy chocolate
      Smoke in the background
      burned wood
      sweet malt coffee
    • Finish
      like the credits of a nice movie
      he reviews

      Dark chocolate and some malt sweetness in the background
      Citrus & Mugwort
      the barrel
      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

  5. whiskydramo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I blind-tasted Lagavulin Feis Ile 2013, 2014 and 2015 in a session.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smokey cooked wax gourd, plasticky ash, mineral, moss, wet burnt wood plus some dark chocolate. In just two minutes, sun-dried shrimps, baked sweet potatoes, roasted mushrooms, beetroot, then turned into dried seaweed with salt, it came with iodine of course. Dried leaves and half dried mandarin orange were also there. More coastal aromas after a sip.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Condensed apple and pear juice, quite rich to start with. Citrus peel and cloves. A bit of pepper was added shortly, very mild. The fruitiness stayed through before turning into light leafy and woody notes, also honey green tea after at least ten seconds.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pear with peel, green tea. Then seaweed, beetroot and honey. Bitterness from wet burnt wood. Smokiness could be felt when you exhaled. Few minutes later, mild vegetative peat appeared.

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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)

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2016]  I had another dram during a "Lagavulin Bicentenary" 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.  I took no detailed notes.

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2016]  I had another dram during a private birthday tasting at Hamburg.

    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.  I took no detailed notes.

  9. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Bottle 0791.
    Super pretty, integrated, bold. The sherry is present.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Superb sherry aromas. Very well integrated, melted.
      Wood, leather, cigar smoke. Grilled bacon.
      Light solvent. White pepper, fresh mint, camphor.
      Light peat. Light salted butter caramel.
      Some berries and red fruits.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is round, bordering on rubber.
      Leather, shoe polish, wax, liquorice, cocoa powder. Salted butter caramel.
      Aromatic herbs. Dried thyme.
      Oily, medicinal peat, camphor, pepper.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on candied red fruits, cold ash, cigar, peat, salt.


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