Lagavulin 2000

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Calculated age
16 years old
Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
lgv. 4/505
Bottle code
Added on
16 Sep 2016 9:51 am by Astrid

Average value

€ 114.64

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350 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 2000

64 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.68 points

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

    Tasting Notes by Weinquelle Lühmann

    Color: Golden sugar syrup

    Aroma: Intense peat and vanilla. Sweet Roses keeps the smoke at bay. Iodine peat and crispy roasted malt.

    Taste: Full and rich body. Sweet and delicate on the palate; a clear, grassy malt, then peat attacks, smoke fills the mouth. Sometimes very salty seaweed; in the middle coffee and vanilla with a glimmer of fruit.

    Finish: Incredibly long, even for an Islay Malt. Fruit, peat and long-lasting oak. A whisky "to chew" that makes you want more.

  2. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good Lagavulin, though without the wow effect. Elegant for seafood.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Expected delicious, sweet smoky, cashew nuts, soft peat, sherry, halva, ash, seaweed, seafood, iris, milk chocolate, rotting foam, rose petals / rose soap, sliced bell pepper, smoked notes, marinade with under canned cucumber-gherkins, sweet vanilla cottage cheese, rubbed in the hands of lemon leaves, sauna on firewood, fireplace, wax, menthol. Honestly sweet in the beginning, filled with saltiness over time.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Soot, ash, sweet fruit, smoky, sweet pepper, a little meat, a touch of rubber.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Smoky smoky, long lasting, ash, dry, oak, rubber, cigar ash.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    2016 DE to see the difference !!
    On the nose, it's sweet and intense on soaked wood, sherry and creamy peat, refined
    the color is also darker.
    In the mouth, it is very pleasant, on this peat associated with sherry impregnated one in the other.
    the fruits are cooked, macerated, on the candied orange peels, a little moldy wood, a little nut, the characteristic smoky is sweet, there is a little seaweed, a little dry smoke too, the spices are sweet, amplifying just the flavors, that's especially a relative softness with the 16 "basic" that I like too!
    the finish is quite long, on the same scents, a little more intense woody and the softness of wood and cold ashes at the bottom of the glass!

  4. PedroXiménez94 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    It's my first Distiller's Edition, so I can not compare this version to predecessor bottles.
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, but slightly weaker in relation to the normal 16er. Sweet berry fruits appear. These become weaker over time and make way for more herbaceous aromas such as coffee and cocoa. Fruits flash in the episode only now and then. Add to that salty notes and smoked.
    • Taste
      creamy, oily texture. No alcoholic strength felt. Runs sweet on the tongue first. Will hurry immediately afterwards. Coffee and dark chocolate in the taste very concise. Even after a few days, the taste in the memory. Impresses itself great. Smoke also present. "Espresso smoke". Berries mingle underneath and there are associations of the sea.
    • Finish
      medium. Tart, aromatic aftertaste, as if you had bitten on a coffee bean. Salty caramel.

  5. Mislay1987 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The Lagavulin DEs have always been my favourite ones. So lets see what the 2016 Edition is about.Nose: Typical peat smoke and burning wood, complex with fine vanilla and caramel toffee, maritime salty algae notes.  We got some fruity notes of dates, honey and sweet raisins, too. You definitly want to try this one!Taste: Maybe I had too many Islay drams, but this is not as smoky and peaty as I expected it. Some medicinal saltiness and dark chocolate is what makes the bigger part. I also had coffee and these sweet notes from the sherry-casks. Really a solid Distillers edition here.Finish: This one becomes really sweet in the end. Fine notes of smoke and oak mixed with this great dark chocolate aroma. Almost never ending.

    In my opinion this is quite a gem for only 79€. Much more complex than the regular 16 year old. The sherry casks make it just delicious.

  6. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of those malts that benefits more than just from the Bordeaux glass: even from the whisky glass it is excellent, which resulted in a rating of 89 points. After 20 to 30 minutes rest enjoyed from the large red wine glass, the score rises to 92 to 93 points. The comparison is worthwhile.
    • Nose
      In the nose, the Lagavulin phenol smoke caresses the sherry and the notes of ripe cherries and plums, which a lover has forgotten after a picnic on the beach. Salt air, a bit of cold ash.
    • Taste
      On the palate then this enormous sweetness. And seasoning, now more herbs (marjoram, thyme) than salt. Today I like the full oiliness very well and the 43% are not a bit too weak. A wonderful gourmet dram that could be rolled forever in the mouth.
    • Finish
      On the finish medium to long; As always from the Bordeaux red wine glass staggered the taste impressions: First, the spicy, then come the juicy-ripe cherries, in the end, then even some oak appears before the Distillers Edition blows with soft smoke.

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Manager's Masterclass tasting at the Feis Ile.As usual this is a nice and easy-to-sip Islay dram with a bold profile.  The yearly batches vary a little but still all are on a high quality level.  This dram proves:  Excellent whisky need not to be very expensive!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful salty-smoky nose with a slight sherry twist. Wood smoke, campfire smoke and Lagavulin-medical. Beautiful bronze color, oily. First sip smoky-salty, but relatively mild onset. Pleasant mouthfeel, wonderfully balanced in its sweet smokiness, rather short finish. Very nice - especially as a change from the pure "sherry bombs."
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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


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