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Lagavulin 21-year-old

Overall rating
93.07/100
votes
459
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Spanish Sherry European Oak Casks
Number of bottles
6642
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000281022918
Added on
27 Oct 2007 2:00 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 2864,04

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459 × member ratings

646 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 21-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.07 points

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottles # 1145, # 3376 and # 3428 sold empty at ebay.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Not the most complex Lagavulin, but the sherry with peat and the creamy milk chocolate is amazing! 93/94.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Peat and smoke, camphor, herbals, burned tire, sherry, forest fruits, antique leather and kerosene.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Powerful. Big sherry and peat. Very creamy milk chocolate. Honey and mixed fruit jam. Earth.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, peaty, sweet.

  3. stf92 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Yum, fine peat, complex with smoke, fruits (citrus fruits), chocolate, coffee ... one slap this Lagavulin and I tend the other cheek with pleasure.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2016]  I had this 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 87,5.  My notes state without the unpleasant and significant sulphury flavours this would be a delicious dram that I most probably would have scored 90+ points.  But sorry folks, sulphur is simply a "no go" for my tastebuds...

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Moderator

    Unvelievable creaminess, complexity and balance - fantastic!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Tobacco, condensed milk, hints of leather, peat and bonfire, toffee, chocolate, sherry wood, meaty, pork sausage, bacon, medicinal iodine, sea weed, soy sauce - very good!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, very, very creamy, mellow, thick, good sweetness, milk chocolate, more peat and bonfire, little fruity, tobacco, spices, nuts, nutmeg - great!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, still creamy

  6. Jack McClane scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Everything you would expect from a Lagavulin.
    Simply outstanding.

    If there is any whisky that comes close to perfection for me - this is it.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Cherry, rose hip, leather, peat, caramel, plum, apricot jam, honey and sulphur.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Plum, dried apricot, leather, peat, candied cherry, rose hip, caramel and apple.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Peat, dried apricot, plum, milk chocolate and orange

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The taste is a bit one-dimensional to me, overall it is a beast to enjoy!
    • Nose
      Strong peat mixed with huge smoke. You can feel the thickness in front of your noses. Extremely dirty, tyres, BBQ smoke, plastic, maybe some sulphur
    • Taste
      Fresh grapes, BBQ marinades, still strong peat.
    • Finish
      Medium and dry, some metallic aftertastes, oysters, more chocolate spices.

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. torstenB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I cannot get fhat fuzz about this bottling is all about. Lagavulin Original single cask bottlings appear overrated to me. Apologies for bashing this bottling a bit
    • Nose
      cigar boxes, old cigars, spent firework, overall kind of dryish
    • Taste
      i get sulphury notes likes chewing on flintstone, later like chewing on all kinds of junk from an attic or basement
    • Finish
      kind of drying, chewing on dust from the attic or basement

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