Lagavulin 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
16 years old
Double Matured in Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
lgv. 4/503
Bottle code
Added on
27 Oct 2014 3:36 pm by sherryrauch

Average value

€ 176.76

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481 × member ratings

1640 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1998

93 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.10 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A typical Lagavulin. The Distillers Edition is much sweeter and milder compared to the "normal" 16-year-old Lagavulin. The smoke is comparatively not so intense. Whether the higher price is justified in comparison to the "normal" Lagavulin is difficult to say, since both have the same Brennereicharakter but yet somehow different. Nevertheless, I like the Distillers Edition 2014 very well.
    • Nose
      Fine, sweet and subtle smoke pours out of the glass. Malted fruit mixes pleasant smoke. An orange aroma meets vanilla and, of course, slightly peaty smoke again.
    • Taste
      First come citrus fruits, oranges, to the fore. These fruity aromas are immediately covered by fine peaty smoke. Light salt and iodine over the tongue and go into a pleasant peppery pungency.
    • Finish
      The sharpness of the taste becomes more intense. The smoke comes back and ends in a slightly bitter coffee note. The finish is medium in length, finely smoky and ends with a fine hint of coffee and a hint of nut.

  2. Likudi scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, iodine, maritime, sweet, a touch sherry; sweet vanilla and maltiness; Fruitiness, the Sherry keeps coming back
    • Taste
      Spicy, spicy, chili, smoke; then sweet and sherry; harsh, coffee comes over pretty well; sweet vanilla; a salty and maritime touch
    • Finish
      short; Smoke; tart; little sweet, rather salty and maritime

  5. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    After the Laga 16 gateway to the whiskys, the whisky lobby distillers!
    • Nose
      velvety on fine peat, on chocolate, on vanilla, caramel and lemon, plus a little seaweed, a little spray!
    • Taste
      it's sweet, creamy, spicy,
      there is wet wood, slightly and characteristic Laga peat that comes out,
      it's really like a candy with dried fruit, almost "watery" even, it lacks something to stay stronger in the mouth!
    • Finish
      on smoked peat, spray, some salt, caramel, candied fruit, lemony vanilla, good but simple

  6. Highlander1965 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An overly sweet lagavulin in my view. The sherry coats the whole experience and tames the smoke. Nonetheless it's a quality sherry influence with nice dried fruit notes.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like this series because PX is good for Lagavulin.
    • Nose
      Peat and smoke, citrus, ripe fruits, sawdust, sherry and camphor.
    • Taste
      Citruses, sweet fruits, honey, salted caramel, pepper, burnt barbecue, smoke and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, bittersweet.

  9. Murxus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Had a long way to decide if it´s a 90 pts. or not. Sometimes it´s just too smooth, too blendy, missing individual edges. But then there are times when there are these deep flavours which keep me caught... it´s a Standard whitch stays at the borderline from very good to excellent.

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The aroma already confirms why I like Lagavulin so much: a pleasantly pleasant smoke, paired with sweet sherry. Wow! Balanced taste, nothing tastes good, oak, smoke, sherry - that's it! Great.


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