Lagavulin 25-year-old

Overall rating
92.16/100
votes
396
Whiskybase ID
WB84086
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
200 Years of Lagavulin Distillery Managers
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
8000
Strength
51.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L6201DF000
Barcode
5000281047003
Added on
22 jun 2016 10:45 pm by pilgrim77
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 4150.94

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Whisky reviews for Lagavulin 25-year-old

52 users have left 56 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.16 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Bottle 7996.
    Gorgeous. A camphorated and shiny fruit.
    Wood is precious.
    The peat is typical of lagavulin but filigree. Magnificent.
    Unparalleled complexity.
    92.5
    • Nose
      93 93
      Gorgeous. A magnificent roundness.
      The fruit is rolled up, camphorated, waxed. Blood orange, citrus, plum, raspberry.
      Slight rancio.
      Precious wood, shoe polish cream.
      Camphor, bandage, mercurochrome.
      Airing adds exoticism.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth it is long, camphorated, oily.
      Exotic fruits, pineapple, passion, mango, papaya. Gorgeous. It's waxed, honeyed, camphorated.
      Lavender, white pepper.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long finish on exoticism, pepper, precious wood, a filigree of peat and cold ash.

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  3. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. DimiIkon scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting: August 2022
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dry smoke and a well-balanced iodine. A sweetness of raisins and sun-ripened dates. A bit of tar that balances out the sweetness. The scent is fantastic, can it be an older Lagavulin?
    • Taste
      93 93
      Wow! Raisins, dried fruits, orange, sweetness of berries and a dry smoke that are in perfect harmony. Roasted almonds, salt, violets, figs and dates. But also a tar, iodine and a clear medicine tone. Big body in fantastic balance!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long! Long! Comes in wave after wave with the sweetness of raisins, dates, figs. Dry smoke of a summer fire, bitterness of dark chocolate and oak. To it balanced spices and a fantastic heat.

  5. BunnaMan scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Blind tasting

    A mild peatyness, coffee and roasted almonds.
    Some oranges and oak wood.
    Old books and spices. Perfect balance between fruit sweetness, smokiness, salt and raisins.
    A nice sootiness also. Hard to describe.
    Also some floral notes like heather and viol mixed with figgs and dates.
    A complex but perfectly delicious smoky whisky.

  6. riegerjonas scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    2022-07-25: „a“ 25yo (51.6 ABV, Sherry) straight from the cask @warehouse experience. Like a light fruity puff of smoke in the mouth. Delicious! I would be able to drink a bottle of it without noting to drink alcohol.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, Lagavulin is sitting pretty on its legacy stocks. And when they bottle a comparatively old whisky, they always make a mistake when it comes to the price...
    A really great whisky, you don't get something like that in your glass every day.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Wonderful, really wonderfully aromatic - a very subtle peat smoke note, which clouds apricot pieces, peach slices and papaya. Damp straw, dust on leather-bound folios. Kumquat, orange, sponge cake. The peat smoke note is so reserved that it basically only gives the nose the spice and serves as an aroma catalyst for the fruit notes, but does not impose itself at all. And as a real catalyst, the peat smoke miraculously does not consume itself here, but rather remains for the whole time (approx. 20 minutes).
    • Taste
      93 93
      Creamy, soft, almost lovely. Very viscous, immediately after the first contact the tongue is covered with a fruity-smoky and slightly tart mixture of fresh apricots, peaches and grapefruit on the one hand, but also dried plums, dates and raisins on the other. Fine herbs, some lavender, heather, marzipan, dark chocolate and cocoa. Provides a very penetrating mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, very long. Increasingly drier, but without giving up its variety of aromas. In the corners there are still remnants of creaminess, the tart herbs and heather perform a farewell dance together with the now more intense smoke.

  8. L_Gillian scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Never before have i tried a whisky that is so clearly layered. Welcoming, grand but inoffensive Lagavulin smoke with hints of old unventilated house, lemon marmalade and notes of oak wood. Behind this easily penetrable top layer lays a broad and deep range of well aged, balanced sherry whisky notes. Ranging from fresh roasted coffee beans to sweet strawberries dipped in a slightly burnt dark chocolate fountain. Dried figs, fresh dates, grilled meat, Serrano ham, waxy ointments, and fresh mellow tobacco.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Rougher than would be expected from the nose. Perfect arrival, big and pleasantly spicy. Sweet lemon zest, coarse minerals and thick soot. Old smoked wood, cinnamon, Lapsang Suchong tea, very dark chocolate, beef jerky and copper. Hint of smoked anchovies.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Pretty long and pretty damn good. Although not that refined. Glowing warmth, ashy smoke and latte macchiato, some medicinal notes too. Slightly drying with exotic wood, some bitter herbs and spices and a lingering ashy smoke.

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  10. hyc scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Smell ---------------------- 93
    Flavor--------------------94
    End rhyme--------------------92

  11. K C Wong scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  12. -sAxo- scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    As good as sherry cask Ardbegs from the 1970's.
    • Nose
      Beautiful notes of peat and chocolates, Blue Mountain coffee and roasted barley. Toasted coconuts and cashew nuts and creamy almonds. Love this kind of heavy, thick nose.
    • Taste
      Yup, superb stuff. So creamy, with chocolates, toffee, caramel, roasted hazelnuts, combined with sea salt, seaweed, and mildly smoky peat.
    • Finish
      Great from start to finish. Still, this is too expensive for what it is.

  14. TimShipway1988 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Nicest lagavulin I have ever tasted. Immense depth of flavor like a supercharged 16.

  15. The_Osprey scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 25 year old. Bought a dram at the distillery in March 2019. Unjustifiably expensive ... but cheaper than it would be in a bar, and I had really wanted to try this. There I go - that's me trying to justify the unjustifiable. Nice bottle presentation - screen-printed with a neck charm. Aroma is big, plasticky sherry. Nothing too complex here, but very enjoyable. Taste is again plasticky sherry, dates, salty and woody. Very nice - strawberry jelly and oak, sherry and smoke. Good. So much sherry. To be honest, it's not miles away from a good bottling of 'Distiller's Ed'. I had this side by side with a dram of 16: the 16 has more wafer biscuits, vanilla and banana - and those biscuity sweet elements really suit the spirit. With the two drams in front of me, I truly prefer the 16. That's good news for me - although it happens, it's worse to fall in love with expensive, rare limited editions from your favourite distilleries! 3.8/90

  16. Mapl scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  17. Gregers scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Superb bottling and a worthy anniversary edition for sure.

    Review: https://youtu.be/FHBrmE47wps
    • Nose
      94 94
      Deep, sherried notes, showing age. Like opening an old dusty drawer in a wooden cabinet - old wood, tobacco leaves, leather, then dried apricot, raisin, date, fig, some more vibrant notes of fresh apple, litle bit of furniture polish. Very light smoke, pine cones, seaweed, brine. Vanilla, and later toffee and malt sugar show up as well. Lots of fun to nose this one.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Perfect alcohol level, thick, oily, great mouthfeel. Lots of wood spices, nutmeg, cinnamon. Muscovado sugar, light smoke, very light medicinal notes, smoked kipper, leather, light tobacco leaves, perfectly balances. Second chew is a bit drier, with more medicinal notes, dried herbs, very light menthol, and brine. Fantastic. Third chew brings earthier, meatier umami notes, black pepper, freshly squeezed pear juice, light peppermint. Complex and fabulous.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Stays warm, with medicinal notes, some sweetness left, dried fruits, vanilla, smoked fish, salt. Long and warm, but could have lingered just a little longer to ring all the bells.

  18. Segens scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    incredible balance - top 5 of my best whiskies!

  19. MaltBrother78 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/
    July 13, 2020
    SGP: 467 - 92 points

  20. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Great nose, sherried, complex, elegant. Palate is simpler but very good too with its zesty, spicy and tarry touch. I expected maybe more but this is an excellent whisky.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Peat smoke, tobacco and earthy notes (wet soil), tarry ropes, hessian, candied lemons, pine resin, leather, smoked meat, a bonfire on the beach.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Zesty, peppery, tarry. Lemons, oranges, tobacco, leather, meaty notes again.
      With a few drops of water, more juicy, lemony, spicy (pepper, ginger). Hints of ashes.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, peppery, drying and grassy.

  21. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  22. madmaxmel scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Mellow; but not distinctive Lag; unlike the 25 yo I bought for £105 back in 2006.

  23. gaboruso scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  24. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Citrusy, pear, marzipan, orange à touch of coffee, maybe a bit rough but delicious nonetheless

  25. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  26. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 93 points Super Administrator

    I must confess: I had my doubts. Could this 200th-anniversary edition of Lagavulin 25 fulfill the high expectations? With natural cask strength of 51.7% ABV (bottle no. 1573), the nose achieves perfect balance between delicate peatiness and intense but not too dominating sherry cask influence. Cigar smoke, orange peel and dried fruits harmonize with notes of strong tea, cinnamon and dark chocolate. The taste is impressively zesty, rich and peaty dry, leading to a prolonged and bitter spicy finish. A truly superb Islay whisky with a hefty price tag.

    RATING: 4.7/5.0 stars ≙ 93 pts → SUPERB [+]
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  27. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/25/feis-ile-2018-swa-tasting-at-the-bally-grant-inn/

    N: This is a lovely floral sweaty-sweet, subtle/distant-yet-true, deeper smokey peaty malt compared to the Laphroaig though everyone’s glass offers something different. You may find anything you want in this bottle. Becomes more floral with water.
    T: Tastes as exceptionally good as it smells, with a sweet bitter sour herbal complex. More cider & white wine-like with water.
    F: Deliciously ashy dunnage-y is all I noted. so all is well.
    C: Add a drop or two of Laphroaig 30yo and you’ve got a 92 score. 91 points in its own right.

  28. Bretorianer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  29. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Class super dark Laga, do not find him super exciting or "creative", what he does but makes him top.
    • Nose
      Fresh coffee beans everywhere, very dark and dense, full and aggressive, darkest malt, dark chocolate, old leather armchairs, old tobacco can, spine, shitake mushrooms, ancient sherry, nutmeg, anise, licorice, dark soy sauce, BBQ sauce, pumpernickel
    • Taste
      Pumpernickel, bitter chocolates, sweet and salty liquorice, very dark malt, mushrooms, soy sauce, old extinct campfire, ashes, dusty books, a lot of old tannins, sweet tobacco, later figs and dates at the back
    • Finish
      Dates, raisins, figs, soy sauce, mushrooms, leather, dark malt, long

  30. Islaywolf scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

  31. Islaywolf scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    One of the best whiskys to drink !! Fantastic

  32. LordIslay scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

  33. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Burnt wood, slightly lemony sweet peat. With the opening, pastry accents, a little frangipane. Blackberry jam. Oranges.
      It is getting wiser and now comes coffee.
    • Taste
      Perfect alcoholic integration, I never felt the slightest desire to add a drop of water. Sweet peat, honey, vanilla, candied orange, coffee ... velvet.
    • Finish
      Delicate spices, with a hint of pepper, melted, creamy finish. Sweet but at the same time an incredible presence, with notes of cappuccino. Exceptional length and persistence.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose and mouth 4/5
      Final 5/5

      Whisky n ° 1808

  34. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I touched the sky

    91 out of 100 points

    a really nice whisky the Erikanote is particularly good

    However, after a while, the mouth and finish have a medical sharpness and a slight bitter note, both of which are not well integrated and inappropriate

    in the overall concept it is not more than 91 points

    Ranking 1st nose, 2nd mouth, 3rd finish

    the second time that an unsuitable menthol note (medicine) spoiled an old Lagavulin
    • Nose
      a nice smell

      soft with a delicate caramelized sweetness

      -

      your hands glide over the new tires

      Their profiles have dug into the moor

      the blossoming Erika crushes

      and iodine-brown bog water pushed out of the ground

      the old wooden door squeaks

      Wood smoke and the smell of salty ham await you

      the sugar is brown and shiny

      your fingers rub Erika into the sweet mass shiny slips the liquid sweet caramel on the ham

      your mouth is wet
    • Taste
      Silk can be smoky and snappy

      silky sweet caramel strokes your tongue

      the touch ignites a spicy fire

      Your palate tastes like cool wood smoke

      dry chocolate powder dissolves slowly in the sweet liquid caramel

      the old wooden door squeaks

      You can smell the crushed Erika in the moor
    • Finish
      long chocolate caramel sweet wood smoke

      Medicine, iodine, tobacco, something rotten wood

  35. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I do not retain an indelible imprint, it is obviously a very nice whisky, but do not enter my favorites. The pecuniary aspect plays. If it had to be given a subjective note: 89-90.
    • Nose
      Gold close to amber. The bouquet is very sweet, smoked of course but the main feeling is mostly candied and exotic. William pear with melted dark chocolate, candied lemon, a very ripe mango. Spices too, Ginger, cinnamon. Smoked meat and sea water notes.
    • Taste
      It's fat, but less than my wait, I was expecting a concentration and a fat almost heavy: No, focused on finesse! A powerful whisky, peaty without excess, on dried fruits, apricot, vanilla from Madagascar. The impression in the middle of the mouth is saline and liquorice, smoked.
    • Finish
      Ends at length with notes of black sugar, salt and smoke.

  36. Kumachan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  37. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Extremely sherrytönig and initially a bit reserved. Berry fruitiness, peat smoke, coffee-like roasted aromas, tar, coated black tea, moist water pipe tobacco, bandages, iodine, orange peel, walnuts and metallic accents. With water: Torfger, maritime, shoe polish, grilled crustaceans, smoked salmon and sherrytönig. Is always fruity: banana, dark berry fruit. With water: peaty and maritime. Shoe polish.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly fruity-sherry-tonic onset and peat smoke. Becomes quite dark, oak, tincture-like, blackened black tea and dark berries. With water: soft, velvety, emphasizes sherrytönig, bitter chocolate, dried fruit, oak and beautiful peat smoke.
    • Finish
      Very long, dry.fruchtiger sherry and peat smoke. Will become drier with water.

  38. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    very clear masterpiece. Get close to the old grandiose 25 and 21yo ran. Immens complex and very harmonious.
    • Nose
      Immediately it is clear: big cinema. It's somewhere between the old 25yo and the old 21 yo. Neat sherry, intense caramel and heavy dark honey. After a short time in the glass it changes to a very balanced, but also very typical Lagavulinnote. Campfire on the beach, salt, slightly mentholig, fresh tobacco, grilled spare ribs. Later even some orange and apricot jam, rare at Lagavulin. Great and incredibly harmonious. Something like that is only in the age. With a few drops of water: gingerbread spices, buttery warm Hefezopf coated with plum jam, wet leaves in the fall, absolutely insane as it changes with time.
    • Taste
      Pure: soft, heavy sweet onset, maple syrup, immediately a load of salt, tender pulled pork and medical smoke of the finest quality. Juice from beef comes to mind through the heavy lush meat note. Tobacco (tastes like chewing tobacco?) And blood orange complete the whole. Again, unbelievably harmonious. With a few drops of water: beef stock with Leberspäzla, with parsnip chips. Black tea with lemon. Just wonderful.
    • Finish
      very long, actually the complex overall picture remains almost unchanged in the mouth. No note wins the upper hand.

  39. Thermidor scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I understand its priced based on the market, but at over 1000€ this is not a bottle to buy for drinking, as you could get many bottles of something of equal caliber for that sum.

    Tasted with the following Lagavulins: Distillery Exclusive 2017 (87 pts.), 18yo Feis Ile 2016 (88), Islay Jazz Festival 2017 (86), Lagavulin 16yo "White Horse" late 1990s (90), 25yo 1977-2002 (93), and 1991-2016 200th Anniversary Charity Bottling single cask (92).
    • Nose
      Faintly sour, age rounded, dry oak. Lots of old floorboards and some dust: an old house that hasn't been ventilated for a while. The cask is talking a bit over the distillate, but it's not at all disjointed or out of balance. Pickled cucumber and ashes. With water the smoke comes to the fore, while the cask gives out gunpowder.
    • Taste
      Peated chocolate. Very dark, deep, and leathery notes. Oranges, also peated. Out of the night's lineup, this one has the strongest and most vibrant taste, but the slight sulfurous notes shave off a point or so for me. With water: Resinous sherry, ashes, cigars and gunpowder.
    • Finish
      Astringent but not heavily tannic. Rather it's resinous, encasing the teeth and the gums. Lacks some finesse I'd expected from it, but it's still a grand whisky.

  40. thijs100 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    As good as I remember it from when I tasted it first last year, maybe even better. A bucket list whisky, a dream dram. Whatever you want to call this, it's effing good!
    • Nose
      This is on another level! Smoked barbecue meat, smoked paprika powder, beef jerky, charred wood. And plenty of fruits as well. Raisins, lots of oranges, dates, cherries but also dark chocolate. Finally some soft baking spices and burlap. A wee touch of sulphur.
    • Taste
      Big and meaty, yet restrained and elegant. Smoked kippers, tobacco leaves, varnish and subtle peat. Some menthol and dark chocolate, but also lemon and orange zest, and a fair amount of spices too, like cinnamon and cloves. A feint tartiness. Epically complex.
    • Finish
      A touch dry, but long, with lemon and leather.

  41. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/lagavulin-25-yo-517-vol-ob-2016/

  42. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully complex and powerful whisky.
    Everything we get: sherry, peat and smoke, fruits, oak and spices.
    • Nose
      Peat, smoke, ash, burnt gum. Sherry. Orange and waxy apples. Salted minerals.
      Antique skin, medicines, camphor, tomato paste, beef and iodine.
    • Taste
      Powerful, complex. Sherry, big dose of red apples, apricot and orange peel.
      Oak, salt, pepper, ginger, camphor. Smoke and ash.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, smoky, spicy, peaty, fruity.

  43. hs305 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this dram during Georgie's Masterclass at the Feis Ile.  Unfortunately she served just a very small dram so it is hard to do a proper tasting review (why are you so stingy compared to Caol Ila?).The colour is deep copper and I skip the texture test (to not waste the tiny size of the dram on the glass surface).  The nose is quite shy and closed, obviously it cries for water (again, why the hell you served such a small dram!!!).  The mouthfeel is warming and coating but slightly bitter and adstringent as well (metallic, cold ashes) - that is not to my liking.  The taste is quite complex on a lot of different flavours (pls. see other reviews), I like that.  The finish is of medium length and again a little drying on cold ashes and cardboards.  Some water opens up the nose as expected but still I remember many better Lagavulin noses.  The taste improves a lot from the additional water, now it gets really good.  But the finish stays a little weakish (for an old Lagavulin, of course it is on a high level).  Without water I score this dram 2 points less.

     To be honest, as a drinker I would not pay more than 150 Euro for such a bottle.  For the price this one trades I rather buy an old 12 year Lagavulin at an auction https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38654/lagavulin-12-year-old...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      99 99

  45. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    heavenly nose, wonderful taste, dreamy
    finish, whisky gods would be proud of this
    • Nose
      medicinal peat, herbs, light chinese
      medicine, elegant sherry, umami, roots, maritime, hint of oranges, dark fruits,
      roasted sugars, minerals
    • Taste
      deep, rich, orange infused peat,
      rich sweet light grass, stewed oranges, smoked oysters (if there’s such a
      thing), rich minerals with hints of copper
    • Finish
      long, full flavored sweet peat yet
      not overwhelming, perfectly spiced and smoked, minerals, sea breeze, kelp,
      seaweed, smoky sugared white wood, followed by a long kiss from the beautiful
      sea

  46. RL_whisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfull "old style" Lagavulin.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  47. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful ripe whisky from very good barrels
    • Nose
      very oily, it runs into the glass, strong aromas of dark fruits, beautiful oak from European oak oak to coffee notes
    • Taste
      Strong onset of the oak is used to date figs and raisins, it binds malt flavors with a decent portion of sweetness to be replaced by a delicate bitterness
    • Finish
      the spice remains with espresso and a hint of peat smoke, the finish is long and very pleasant.

  48. Goethe scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    That's what I expected from a 25y old Lagavulin. After the Feis Ile 2015 version (about 24y old) I wasn't expecting such a great anniversary dram, precisely because of the 8000 bottles. But if you want to learn something about quantity and quality at the same time going the same direction this is the malt in 2016 to go for.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sweet thick sherry smoke. Leather, medicinal, ashes, musty, beef with BBQ sauce, iodine, a few oranges, red and dark fruits.
    • Taste
      Salt. Sweet smoke, ginger, iodine sherry, ashes, burned nuts. Oak with BBQ. Oranges.
    • Finish
      Long. Smoke, sherry ashes, some almonds with dark chocolate.

  49. lukeboone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  50. lukeboone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    its quite a good whisky. but when you slap that price tag on it, it makes other whisky looks so cheap. was really expecting better nose. maybe my sample was left out too long. 
    • Nose
      quite a light nose. Red apples, seems to suggest olorosso sherry. 

      was really expecting more on the nose
    • Taste
      sweet apricot, fresh red apple, slightly nutty with peat intertwined. maybe also some cream chocolate
    • Finish
      peat come out here more than the taste, some light spiciness to it and some prunes

  51. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  52. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  53. Laga93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  54. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Compared with Lagavuling 21 - 2012. Tasted with Aby.

    The 25 is more rounder and balanced.
    • Nose
      Some syrup, meaty, cloves, bbq coals and meat balls in tomato soup.
    • Taste
      Briny - salt, pepper and peat.
    • Finish
      Pepper, a bit drying, smoke and ashes.

  55. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=233 Color: Dark Copper / Amontilado Sherry
    Nose: Dull, dark and burned! A peppery spiciness rises in the glass, along with roasted nuts, BBQ, ham, charred wood, ashes, leather, medicinal aromas of iodine and an underlaid orange sweetness. With butter, caramel, raisins and honey.
    Taste: Balanced and quite spicy. Salt, tingling pepper, old sherry, orange peel / liqueur, nuts, almonds, chestnuts, herbs, oak and some furniture polish, tobacco and Kohlerauch. Towards the finish becoming fresher.
    Finish: Medium to long - tart, woody and with a chocolate glaze. Peat, coal, ashes, burned asphalt, old car tires, charred wooden beams, but then again almonds, some sweetish vanilla and emerging black Teearomen. Overall, dry-peaty fading out.
    Comment: A rather unusual but remarkable Lagavulin!
    93 points (nose: 93 / taste: 93 / finish: 92)

  56. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky Show London
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  57. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by TWE

    Nose: Leather, salty peat, seashells, salted butter and
    sharp sea-spray. Rounded Crunchie-bar sweetness and fruity notes sat
    underneath, with sultanas, rich fruit cake and dark chocolate. Punchy
    medicinal notes and bung cloth are balanced by elegant waxed jacket
    notes, barley sugar, fruit gums and a hint of barrel char.

    Palate: Elegant, rounded and old, with youthful
    flashes. The waxed jackets from the nose sit at the centre, surrounded
    by a first layer of waxy apples and floral notes. Out from there there’s
    lemon and orange zest, and black pepper. Warm leather, loam and soft
    barrel char bitterness follow, with bung cloth, soft oaky notes and coal
    smoke following. Finally, there’s fruit, with apples, singed pears and
    tropical hints peaking out from behind the smoke.
    Finish: Barrel char, wet peat and dark chocolate, with hints of pine and soft, lingering sweetness.
    Comment: An excellent dram, combining the elegance of old Lagavulin with flashes of youthful feistiness.

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