Lagavulin 1987

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Double matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Wood
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 1000 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm

Average value

€ 934.86

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59 × member ratings

217 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1987

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. peatjens did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    26.12.2019 for 334, - € sold on EBAY

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. SAND scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    16 years in casks, 16 years in bottle.
    Nose: Nice Lagavulin notes in the background, but partly masked by the sweet px sherry notes: mild peat, iodine, kippers, sweet sherry wood. (88 points)
    Taste: The arrival is almost all sherry and black pepper woody notes. On the mid palate more sherry and quite a bit of sweetness, with the peaty and coastal notes playing 3rd violin rather than 2nd violin. Too much PX sherry for my taste. I think the classic peaty and coastal Lagavulin notes have been drowned in px sherry on this one. (78 p).
    Total score 82 points.

  4. markkerr02 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 16Y / 1987 Distillers Edition - 43% Completed PX barrels from the sherry district in Spain. The first time with double storage was 1979. Color: Amber Scent: Smoky, fruity, raisin. Taste: Full, fruity, smoky, sweet maton. Aftertaste: Long and Smoky. Score: 91 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2046%20Lagavulin.html

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. checkpointuk did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


  8. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    He needs more time to express himself than the 1991 lgv 4/495. Less immediate, less charming from the outset, it still deserves a stop there for a moment. Do it, and you will be amazed by its complexity, finesse and subtlety. Even note so.
    • Nose
      Less charming than the 1991 lgv 4/495. If peat is still present, the citrus fruity of the latter loses much intensity in favor of rubbery notes (fishing boots, waxed). On the other hand, it is more medicinal, with a slight resinous touch. Good news: the bitter oranges end up pointing the tip of their zest after a little ventilation, with tobacco (raw cigar). Less charming then, but perhaps more complex than his successor.
    • Taste
      Less powerful than the lgv 4/495. After a subtle chocolate attack it oscillates between peat, tobacco notes, liquorice, salt, a hint of orange, and always chocolate. The aromas are particularly well melted.
    • Finish
      Long enough, on a very nice mixture of salt, chocolate and bitter orange.


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