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Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2015

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Refill American & European Oak Bodega Casks
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Islay Jazz Festival 2015
sc Scotland
Added on
14 Dec 2015 7:36 pm by Paard
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 393,58

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244 × member ratings

711 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2015

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.61 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [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... 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A good, calm, moderate Ayla, everything is very strict, smoke and peat are abundant, but not excessive, something fruity in the background emphasizes the basic tone, but it remains there, the development becomes more spicy, crisp, but at the same time remains very light, airy.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, soft peat and smoke, coniferous wood, lemon slice, mineral notes - stone crumb, ash; daikon, cabbage, sweet candy motifs in the background, tropical fruits
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, peat, smoke, tart oak, sweet fruit substrate, a little pepper, ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, dry, peat, sour fruit shades, astringent oak, lemon zest, ginger, candy, metallic acidity.

  3. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. DenisL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) Beautiful Mute (90) The
    • Nose
      Rubber and fruit (plum and apple), peat, grass ... vanilla and sponge cake.With water becomes salty, fresh ... citrus ... lollipops ... creamy notes (22,5)
    • Taste
      The taste is powerful, the ashes and burnt pie ... fruit and milk chocolate with salt (23)
    • Finish
      Finish long .... salt and ashes ... pepper ... lemon and cardboard ... cappuccino and smoke (22,5)

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I always struggle with smokers so strong to smell and taste the aromas. With this one, it takes some time until the first strong smokiness vanishes. But he will be pretty good and definitely worth to be enjoyed.
    • Nose
      First of all, the smoke vapor. Initially phenolic, then going towards smoked bacon. Later also campfire. The smoke covers everything else easily. After some time, the whisky opens and I still find roasted aromas, vanilla, peach and some spicy notes.
    • Taste
      Starting sweet, ash follows. The alcohol is really hot. I also get out pear and malt.
    • Finish
      Fairly long, oak-spicy finish

  7. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    More sweetness and sherry than 12yo CS's. Excellent!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, peat, herbals, cocoa, citruses, earth and barbecue.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Vanilla, smoke, fruits, honey, pepper, salt, citruses and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, metallic, ashy.

  8. kikkerneve scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  9. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  10. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=205 Color: straw yellow Nose: salty-maritime, with aromas of leather, damming, algae, seaweed, iodine, coal, tar, peat and smoke. But also sherry, toffee and green aromas of lime, gooseberries and watermelons. Taste: Salty and powerful, if a bit unstructured. Lots of salty seasoning with cuts of green and dark fruits, sherry, peat, smoke and ash. The subordinate vanilla is virtually demonstrated. Sweet, fresh and sparkling it goes to the finish thanks to the full salinity. Discreet wood comes up and the malt is getting drier. Finish: Medium long - fresh, peaty, malty. The taste notes are largely continued here under the influence of the wood. Note: Unfortunately, the combination of a young bourbon barrel and an older sherry barrel does not go hand-in-hand with this bottling! 89 points N: 89P / G: 89P / F: 88P


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