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Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2015

Overall rating
89.65/100
votes
216
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Refill American & European Oak Bodega Casks
Number of bottles
3500
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5274DQ000
Barcode
5000281043029
Bottled for
Islay Jazz Festival 2015
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
14 Dec 2015 7:36 pm by Paard
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 387,67

216 × member ratings

649 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

39 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
07 Jun 2017 8:21 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 88 points

[May, 2017]  I had this during the Brand Ambassador tasting with Donald at the Feis Ile.

The colour is pale straw and the texture shows slow legs and tears.  The nose is punchy first (due to the high abv) but after you adopt to this a very phenolic and vanilla sweet profile develops.  It arrives much smoother on the palate as one might think after the nose.  Neither hot nor peppery, but nicely coating and a little drying (metallic).  The taste is vanilla-sweet and smokey/phenolic just like the nose. The finish is long, chocolatey and again a little drying (cold ashes, metallic).  This dram is an excellent swimmer, so add a fair share of water to unlock all the hidden flavours and aromas.  A nice Lagavulin but not the most impressive one... 

Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
16 Apr 2018 10:03 am
ctu gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Vanilla, peat, herbals, cocoa, citruses, earth and barbecue.

Taste

Sweet. Vanilla, smoke, fruits, honey, pepper, salt, citruses and ash.

Finish

Long, metallic, ashy.

Comments

More sweetness and sherry than 12yo CS's. Excellent!

kikkerneve
Member Senior kikkerneve Review note
09 Apr 2018 3:23 pm
kikkerneve gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.3
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
88
Presentation
87
My Collection
gerrit de guru
Expert Senior gerrit de guru Tasting note
21 Feb 2018 6:14 pm
gerrit de guru gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Balanced sherry, cold lapsong, some gazpacho, quite herbal (sage). Bitter chocolate and sandalwood and a trace of salmiak.

Taste

Quite fresh and fruity with ofc a thick whiff of smoke and a trace of matchsticks and salt.

With water: Wow, even better! Strangely the light and sweet character dissapears and it becomes oilier and a little dirtier.

Finish

Pepper and smoke.

Comments
checkpointuk
Expert Senior checkpointuk Note
19 Feb 2018 4:20 pm
checkpointuk gave this whisky 89 points

http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=205

Farbe: Strohgelb

Nase: Salzig-maritim, mit Aromen von Leder, Schiffstau, Algen, Seetang, Jod, Kohle, Teer, Torf und Rauch. Aber auch Sherry, Toffee und grüne Aromen von Limonen, Stachelbeeren und Wassermelonen.

Geschmack: Salzig und mächtig, wenn auch ein wenig unstrukturiert. Viel salzige Würze mit Einschnitten von grünen sowie dunklen Früchten, Sherry, Torf, Rauch und Asche. Die untergeordnete Vanille wird quasi vorgeführt. Süß, frisch und spritzig geht es dank vollem Salzgehalt bis ins Finish. Dezentes Holz kommt auf und der Malt wird immer trockener.

Finish: Mittellang – frisch, torfig, malzig. Die Geschmacksnoten werden hier unter Einfluss des Holzes weitestgehend fortgeführt.

Bemerkung: Die Kombination aus jungem Bourbonfass und älterem Sherryfass geht bei dieser Abfüllung leider nicht nahtlos Hand-in-Hand!

89 Punkte

N: 89P / G: 89P / F: 88P

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
05 Nov 2017 11:44 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points

Quite light on the nose but a very nice taste.

Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
05 Nov 2017 10:07 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points

H2H- Lagavulin through the ages - as usual logic would dictate that the older ones would be better, but will that be the case? I already did a head to head of the 21, 25 and 30 and found the 25 to be better than most other people and between the 3 not that much in it so it will be interested to taste again. Lagavulin 16 is favourite of many on here for a go to islay dram and once price has been taken into account I  can gauge the best value and I suspect the 16 will do well here. Mid 1960`s to present 37 year, all official bottlings Drams  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/100508/lagavulin-guaranteed-pure-malt-pot-still https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/51469/lagavulin-16-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/75648/lagavulin-islay-jazz-festival-2015  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/35109/lagavulin-1991   https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/613/lagavulin-1985  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/12/lagavulin-25-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/10/lagavulin-30-year-old  https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/44217/lagavulin-37-year-old

In theory the nose and palate should all have similarities so I will knock a few out from the start, tasting 8 heavy peaters is a lot for  my palate.   Nose The first to be discounted was the Jaz festival2015 and the 30 year but that might be because they were more delicate. next was the 21 year 1991 then the 37 year which left the NAS 1960`s, 16 year, 21 year 1985 and the 25 year. A difficult decision

1 - 21 year 1985 2 - Pure Pot Still 60`s 3 - 37 year 4 - 16 year 5 - 25 year 6 - 30 year 7 - 21 year 1991 8 - 2015 Jazz festival Palate 1st tasting (tentative) 1 - 21 year 1985 2= - 21 year 1991 2= - 37 year 4 -2015 Jazz festival 5 - 25 year 6  - 30 year 7 - Pure Pot Still Nas 8 - 16 year 2nd tasting 1 -1985 21 year 2 - 1991 21year 3 - 37 year 4 - 25 year 5 - Jazz festival 2015 6 - 30 year 7 - 16 year 8 - Nas pure pot still (been open a while) After 2 tastings my top 3 were the same with the 25 year moving to 4th the Nas was bottom with the 16 year just beating it. The 30 year was a little delicate in this company. The big question is and the one that should give us all hope is that there was little in the first 6 placings and the 16 year was not far behind but the exta years maturation told. If You took price into consideration then the 16 year can hold its head up high.

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Note
14 Oct 2017 1:57 pm
aphex gave this whisky 90 points

Nose : Seabreeze, gentle peat smoke, lemon, a bit of ashes, mineral.

Mouth : Lemony, peppery, smoky and salty. Slightly sweet too. Kind of juicy.

Finish : Long, tarry and smoky.


Simple clean but elegant and perfectly balanced from the nose to the mouth.

Tasting note from december 2016

P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
10 Jul 2017 1:26 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.4
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
86
Presentation
88
GIORGOS
Expert Senior GIORGOS Review note
19 May 2017 1:33 am
GIORGOS gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
89

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