Lagavulin 1995

Overall rating
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
24 May 2014 6:05 pm by pilgrim77
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 749,38

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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

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 1198 sold empty at ebay

  2. 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

  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. 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)

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. wheatfield scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    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. :-)

  9. whiskycuse scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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  10. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [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.


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