Lagavulin 1992

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Casks of Distinction
Stated Age
23 years old
Bodega Sherry European Oak Cask
Number of bottles
55.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Boyao Zhao
Added on
05 Aug 2016 9:12 am by zby0001
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3461,38

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1992

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.63 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    who likes purple lilac with menthol in caramel and honey
    and want to try something extraordinary
    that's right here - a private cask
    for a normal bottling the menthol note is clearly too intense Nevertheless, the whisky has a continuous line from the nose to the finish
    he has complex and interesting notes unfortunately only 89 out of 100 points because of the too strong menthol note
    • Nose
      directly after pouring
      old, wet, salty barrel with citrus / floral sweetness

      later with movement:
      the smoke is stingingly intense with honey note
      not the fat barbecue stock smoke
      (when standing for a long time, it becomes a bit more compact and softer)
      bacon touch
      flowery / citrus
      clearly menthol
      the nose is getting more and more medical
      sharp smoke
      the bacon in the background light caramel and vanilla
      purple lilac
    • Taste
      Starting medically stunning
      the notes from the nose continue
      Smoke stinging medically
      citrus / floral
      The caramel note is stronger in the mouth
      and the smoke in the end softer
      the color yellow and the flower
      purple lilac on the tongue
      an old barrel note with caramelized sugar settles around the notes
      it remains sweet flower in smoky Mentholmantel
    • Finish
      long in the finish, everything is found again from the nose and mouth complex and long finish The menthol / washing powder grade passes by at the end and then the departure is the best thing about him

  2. ak47 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    "Lagavulin 23 yo 1992 ‘Casks of Distinction’ (55,7%, OB 2016, Bodega sherry European oak butt #5745, selected by Boyao Zhao, 420 btl.)

    Nose: definitely nicer than the 21yo. Brighter, more citrusy, with more orange peel and grapefruits. Slightly sharper, more coastal elements too. Sea shells, oysters, beach fires. There’s also a good dose of mint and camphor. Ferns. Some herbal infusion. Very elegant. Fresh leather. Hints of grapefruits and shoe polish. Very complex, perfectly clean (I still have some issues with the first 21yo), in a way more towards a Brora, parly because the sherry is very discreet in this Lagavulin. Mouth: again a very minimal sherry influence, but that’s not a downside. It’s great, rather naked, with the certain beautiful austerity of camphor, salty smoke and a gently bitter medicinal side. Lemon peel, Seville orange, just a hint of dark chocolate. Then back to mineral notes and leafy notes. Tobacco. Liquorice. Finish: long, on cold ashes, liquorice and spices, with the lightest hint of roasted coffee beans.

    The nose of this Lagavulin is superb: it’s aromatic, elegant, with all the classic elements in the right amounts. On the palate, it becomes sharper and more mineral – I was hoping for a bit more sherried fruitiness maybe – but it’s still a cracker, better than the 21yo and perhaps closer to the Feis Ile 2015. This was a private bottling, an investment maybe but at least it seems to be a whisky lover. Many, many thanks for the sample, Chihming!

    Score: 93/100"

    Extracted from: whiskynotes.be

  3. tomy63 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Deep golden color, superb typical nose of Laga sherry with ashes, smoked meat, smoked fish, seaweed, tobacco, chocolate, dried fruits ... The mouth is more austere, more mineral, lemony, ashy, less marked sherry, powerful, slightly peppery too. Very nice length on the ash. An excellent Lagavulin, again one, but not a legendary traffic jam, very expensive compared to the Laga Feis Island sometimes as good.

  4. tnagaya scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=233 Color: gold with amber / rust red
    Nose: Balanced, provided with a rich hint of ham and rather mild spice of a BBQ buffet. Creamy-thick and covered with sweet peat. Lime, grapefruit and orange - but truly discreet. Clouds of smoke are in the glass, and a hint of "wet animal skin" and leather is included.
    Taste: Round, straight and now spiced up. Tons of salt, orange, fino-sherry, nuts, almonds, leather, herbs, wet earth, liqueur and red peppers. Pretty sweet with notes of caramel and honey.
    Finish: Long - sweet sherry, honey, toffee, caramel, tender-bitter chocolate, wet coal, lead and ashes. Pleasantly dry finish.
    Comment: Well selected, Boyao Zhao - smooth 93 points from us.
    93 points (nose: 93 / taste: 93 / finish: 93)

  6. KCWU0355 scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    I love his best balanced degree. There is a toffee, coffee, nutty flavor. Peat plus cocoa after taste fine taste.

    In the evening, very fast half bottle of whisky to finish. I hope to be able to again have a bottle, experience the change of the follow-up.

  7. zby0001 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Lagavulin 1992 single cask 5745:


    By Boyao Zhao

    Nose: wonderful peat with smokiness triggers the splendid ocean scent, some tobacco and a little bit roasted hazelnuts; a little plasticine feeling along with orange and honey; pecan and bacon, also some grapefruit, then raisins, chestnut and chocolate along with a bit citrus and hint of juicy apple, grilled cucumber with sea salt, some preserved fruits, mocha, cinnamon as well as a wee whiff of aniseed and some warm peppery touch. Fabulous nosing palate! complex and elegant, it constantly changes, you gotta be patient and give this one some more time.

    Mouth: peat with toffee and sweet lime as an intro, some Earl Grey and a wee tad syrup follows, then circulates grilled meat and meaty zest congee; liquorice, black pepper with some nutty and creamy feeling, a wee bit oyster, juiced peach with Charcoal Coffee and plum jam, hazelnut chocolate, apple juice together with some pepper mint and cinnamon spice, also some aniseed and fantastic sea salt here. An excellent dram which is perfectly balanced and clearly constructed.

    Finish: smoky, peaty with splendid fruitiness; cocoa and warm spice start to fade away, however the Lagavulin characters remain and give you a warm hug. 

    This complex dram is constantly changing that keeps you want it more and more. The peat head gathers various flavours move towards you, wave over you. No wonder, it’s a grand whisky! with its extraordinary performance and typical Lagavulin symbols.That is what I want!


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