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Lagavulin 1991

Overall rating
91.50/100
votes
341
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2015
Vintage
1991
Bottled
20.03.2015
Calculated age
24 years old
Casktype
American Oak, Pedro Ximénez & Oak Puncheons
Number of bottles
3500
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5079DQ000 50249393
Barcode
5000281041209
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2015
Added on
21 May 2015 5:33 pm by pilgrim77
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 874.50

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1991

51 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.50 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful smell, on the one hand, I want to smell more and more, on the other finally try. That's the way it has to be. The whisky looks very ripe and noble. A whisky without pace and haste, but with tremendous power; you can feel it without having to fully develop. Like a dozing bull in the sun. The finish looks eternal. Like a picture that does not want to leave your head.
    • Nose
      Smoke, but not too strong, barely alcohol, ripe peach, salty air, the smell reminds me of a Mediterranean port in a brooding summer heat, sweet, a hint of vanilla, very warming, a bit medicated, a touch Wick Vaporup
    • Taste
      Hot he runs over the tongue, the alcohol does not burn, but it has astringent, sweet, spicy oak without bitterness
    • Finish
      Smoke settles on the palate, but not dominant, more like a cloud of smoke on the horizon, oak, but again not bitter, the whole throat glows pleasantly, very long

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Ranking: 1st finish, 2nd mouth, 3rd nose
    an always welcome dram

    a strong and interesting whisky
    but for me it is too inharmonious and uncharacteristic for 23 y Lagavulin
    It gives the impression that good and less good were mixed
    the result can not quite convince
    • Nose
      Immediately the Bourbon barrel with wood and vanilla
      Herbs
      young green pears
      Bronchial balm (ribwort plantain)
      essential oils
      Smoke (little reminiscent of Lagavulin smoke)
      but with a proper medical grade
      Bacon rather less
    • Taste
      Chocolate soft start with malt
      then fiery hot coals on the tongue
      spicy
      a slight slightly gammelige barrel note
      on the palate, herbs, nice malty sweetness and hot smoke
      a dark chocolate note in the cheeks

      the mouth is interesting, dark, wood and some delicious sweetness, malty
      sweet and dark at the back

      at the second sip
      the mouth has a lot more herbs
      even the medical and etheric comes through strong
      and becomes more dominant
      Overall, the notes are a bit overwhelming

      a load of wood ash and smoke remains in the throat
    • Finish
      chocolate
      Wood ash and smoke
      a bit bitter
      but also sweetie
      beautiful
      after a while something ethereal
      The finish is very long and powerful

  3. magic_slim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Superb Lagavulin - recommended.
    • Nose
      Typical Islay - peated black tea and citrus at first nosing. A little bit closed, which is no surprise cinsidering the strength. A walk in the forrest during the rain. Moss, humus, bark, leather ... all wet. Excellent.
    • Taste
      Wow this is superb! Surprisingly smooth and oily - the alcohol is very well incorporated. Soft elegant peat, black Darjeeling tea with lemon juice, orange cake mixed with licorice ... delicious.
    • Finish
      Like a  peat fire warming from deep inside with a pleasant gingery aftertaste.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    The magnificent silence, all the good things that were in the 16-year-old here are squared, complex, deep, very concentrated, densely - the highest league, I especially want to note the amazing softness at almost 60% of the fortress, of relative disadvantages - some narrowness of the range of components; The price tag, of course, does not please, but you have to pay for such pleasure.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, velvety, smoke of a fire, lemon peel, cedar board, light hints of smoked meat, peat, sweet cotton wool, light notes of carpentry workshop, resin.
    • Taste
      Thick, smoke-sweet, wood-resin, lemon candied fruit, lemon pepper, caramel, butter and cream notes, berry jam, dried apricots, sweet prunes, all this is wrapped in a smoky-smoked cloud.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, caramel, smoke-earth notes, lemon candied fruits, berry jam (red currant, mountain ash, cowberry), lemon pepper, grapefruit crust, sweet-oily shades with the transition to confectionery motifs, dried fruits.

  5. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Perfect nose. I'm virtually on Islay. I could nose this for hours. Palate is simple clean and delicious. Great whisky and great Feis Ile release.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, coastal notes (seaweeds, seashells), tarry ropes, medicinal notes (camphor, bandaid), citrus (lemons, grapefruits), underwood (mushroom and wet soil), hints of polish. After a while, whiffs of ashes.
    • Taste
      Strong. Big lemony and peppery notes. Spicy lemon juice. Smoke, mentholated notes, a pinch of salt. I didn't want to add water in this one but tried a few drops. Even more lemony and spicy.
    • Finish
      Long, citrusy, smoky, salty.

  6. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful Lagavulin, as usual. A superb mastery and a real pleasure to taste.
    • Nose
      Beautiful power on a nose clearly Laga! There is lemon, slightly ashy smoke with vegetal and menthol notes. Behind hides some slightly fruity notes.
    • Taste
      Attack well controlled, well integrated alcohol. There are spices and fish smoke. Some dry fruits mingle with the dance. Watts but not too much.
    • Finish
      Nice length on dry peat, dried fruits and light cocoa.

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A Lagavulin discovered in the blind very "spirit-sided". Enthusiasm: 4/5
    Whisky n ° 1662
    • Nose
      Quite austere and mineral. Fresh on lemon and grapefruit. Malt that progresses. Almonds.
    • Taste
      Intense peat. Balanced, straight and peppery
    • Finish
      In the direct line of the mouth.

  8. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    gorgeous complex old Islay
    • Nose
      Retired smoke, densely surrounded by smoked bacon, bourbon vanilla, machine oil, dates, bacon pears, nuts and baked apples
    • Taste
      Sweet fruits grilled over open fire, spicy herbs, oak
      very powerful and voluminous - with water quite phenolic tendencies
    • Finish
      very long and intense, smoky, sweet and slightly woody

  9. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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