- 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
39 × in wishlist
58 × member ratings
214 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1987
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.02 points
- 26.12.2019 for 334, - € sold on EBAY
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
Long enough, on a very nice mixture of salt, chocolate and bitter orange.