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Lagavulin 1991

Overall rating
92.73/100
votes
94
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
200th Anniversary Charity Bottling
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
522
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L6287DF000 60056814
Barcode
5000281047553
Added on
31 Dec 2016 10:43 am by adrenalin
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4433.53

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94 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 1991

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.73 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasted with the following Lagavulins: 18yo Feis Ile 2016 (88 pts.), Distillery Exclusive 2017 (87), Islay Jazz Festival 2017 (86), Lagavulin 16yo White Horse late 1990s (90), 25yo 1977-2002 (93), and 25yo 2016 "200 years of L. Distillery Managers" (91).
    • Nose
      The loudest sherry notes of the night's lineup (see below). Oakiest too. Feels even a bit 'managed' after the other 25yos on the table.  Earl grey tea, sea salt, cigar ash, and some butter melted on a skillet. Water brings the oak even more forward, but since it's very high quality oak it's not a bad thing. 
    • Taste
      Sweet, almost sugary sherry, mustard, and deep, rich leather notes. With water it just works, works, works! Very strongly peaty for its age, even a bit harsh for that Lagavulin peat. 
    • Finish
      Strong tannins and drying sherry. Rich but a bit monolithic. Chocolate and ashes with a rooty finale. 

  2. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Classic Lagavulin profile on the nose, with the Sherry cask relatively discrete. Plenty of the trademark crystal clean peat, salty sea air and citrus fruits then, and not too dissimilar to the 2017 Distillery Exclusive bottling; the one I had close to hand to pour a comparator dram. However, with time, softer fruity notes do begin to emerge, alongside some creamy honey and a hint of well-integrated, leathery oak. The age only really shows itself after 10+ minutes in the glass. Beautiful, and very classy. The Sherry cask becomes more evident on the palate (delivering a significant upgrade on the 2017 Distillery Exclusive from the palate onwards), where it provides a wonderful velvety and creamy backdrop, allowing the peat smoke and fruits to warm you up slowly, accompanied by some dark chocolate/cocoa, a hint of chilli peppers and Hebridean sea salt. The finish is very long and softly smoky (not as in-your-face as younger Islay drams tend to be). Here, the added age really makes its mark. An incredibly well-balanced dram then, and a fantastic example of how good older Lagavulin can be. Crazy price, but all for a good cause I guess. 

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=253 Color: Amontillado sherry
    Nose: Fat sherry, which is permeated with powerful leather flavors. Gentle farmy notes with cardboard, peat, pepper and a maritime honey sweetness. Iodine, orange liqueur, ashes, pencil lead as well as caramel and wet earth.
    Taste: Creamy thick and instantly voluminous. Orange, pepper, maritime salt, iodine and fine oak wood are on the palate. In addition, leather, chocolate, humidor (cigars), again tingling grains of salt and hints of menthol. Fresh and dry to the finish. The sweet honey note runs profoundly with. Notes of cigars and humidor are present throughout.
    Finish: But still quite long - chocolate, honey, peat, wet coal, iodine, pepper, old ship rope and cardboard, finely dry finish. No monster finish, rather the filigree Lagavulin.
    Note: This malt takes a lot of time. Also at the finish! At the beginning, the departure is rather short and not very present. After a long breathe he changes completely - then it fits!
    92 points (nose: 92 / taste: 93 / finish: 92)
    Thus, all special bottlings are tasted and evaluated for the 200th anniversary of the Lagavulin distillery. All bottlings were gone through the bank more than just succeeded. The most expensive bottling was not the best and the cheapest not the worst!

  4. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Drinker's Lounge

    Rating: delicious delicious (★ ★ ★ ★ ☆) CP: NR Price: VE Fragrance: positive. It is considerably blending together. I calm down a bit and doing nosing to peel off a thin veil one by one, it has a very multilayered flavor composition. At first it gently rose up with iodine and a tidal peat with a slight mineral feeling. From the back, sweaty scent, aged balsamic vinegar, tanned leather containing oil, malt aroma with a feeling of aging a little later. In addition, chocolate oranges, cacao, condensed fruits (apricot, plum), cinnamon-savory apple pie. Taste: a tangling mouthfeel. Spread like a clear peat, roasted nuts, cocoa and apricot, and malt flavor. The lingering finish: Pete continues smoothly, and the umami taste and cacao, fine chocolate last long for a change. As the 200th anniversary bottle of Lagavolin distillery, Diagio sent the last big last bottle. 522 bottles were bottled in a single cask of Shelly Cask (probably Sherry Bat). For details of this copper bottle metal plate luxurious, please visit the official website ( malts.com ) and below. At the end of 2016, nearly the end of the year, a mail arrived from The Whisky Exchange (TWE), a British liquor store, where there was a local price of 1494 pounds (580 pounds donated to various places as charity), 200 th anniversary It was written that it will do a lottery sale of Lagavolin 's official single cask packed as a memorial bottle . (Incidentally, "Why did not you finish in 25 years! What is it! What is it?" I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! But my wallet in New Year's holiday may not have such physical strength anymore I will inform you that my frank feeling was when I received this news. But I guess most of the transformation people around me who are supposed to be receiving the same news (in gentleman sense) will apply for the time being, for the time being, someone may be fortunate enough As I thought about this amount of money really ...?) I thought about it, but in the February of this year I received the lottery result mail, people of transformation I applied for around (there are plenty, plus a lot ), As far as I knew , everyone had a wonderful achievement . I thought that it was amazing in many ways, but because it is quite expensive, is that everyone else has seen it even though it looks like it on a worldwide basis, or Japan's malt mania is better than I think Is something wrong with the scale? I do not know how many people actually purchased it actually. Incidentally, the official single cask of Lagavulin bottled in 2016, which is the 200th anniversary of 20th year, exists besides this bottle of TWE, it has confirmed that there are 23 years of distillation in 1993 and 15 years of distilling in 2001 It seems. If it is a photograph posted on whiskybase.com, it is labeled as "200th anniversary private collector's edition" on the label for 15 years. A private cask that commemorates the 200th anniversary ... It is romance. Well, although I started writing with unknown tension, I thought that this bottle was awesome than I had imagined. Personally I wonder if I can say that this bottle is "a wonderful single cask and single malt" , if the 25th anniversary Lagavolin is "a wonderful vulted single malt" . If you replace it with another word, it seems that 25 years is "static", the absence of polished shreds and the complexity of living in the back of it, while this bottle "Dynasties", each flavor was entangled and felt as if it had complexity that blended together as it was coming up powerfully. In this bottle, the flavor as a whole is coming towards a powerfulness like a single cask, but it keeps an exquisite balance and is very complicated. The more you search for it, the more new flavor you find. Especially to Shelly incense I felt that there is clearly a place to communicate also with the fine Shelly Cask which we meet occasionally with the old bottle. Which do you like when compared to the 25 years of the 200th anniversary bottle? This is a difficult problem, but I am 25 years as individual. However, I think that this will almost be an area of ​​hobbies. The conclusion may be different if you drink it again at a certain time (both static and dynamic, in the end it may be the same). If there is opportunity, I would definitely like to drink again . https://drinkerslounge.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/lagavulin-1991-2016-24y-52-7-200th-anniversary-single-cask-522-bottle/

  5. mothers_finest did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    @Spottchen

    ...it has 24 years because a year has 12 months!

    Lets say it has been distilled september 1991 and bottled in june 2016, so the whisky matured for 24 years and 8 months. This time period has to be rounded down. The 8 months plus are just a nice bonus.

  6. corbuso scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A nicely balanced, round and oaky Lagavulin, with a moderate sherry influence, on honey, fudge and some orange. Very good, but not the best one I have tasted so far.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    From one of 522 bottles, most of which were being auctioned by whisky.auction at the time [Feb 2017]. Bottle #1 went for a staggering £7300 link.
    C: A lovely sherry butt, fabulous from start to finish. Another show highlight - thanks Isabel. Blog

    Scores an A[-]

  8. piancarda did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    @Pxrider

    It was sold for £7300 + 15% (+VAT) Commission Fee = min. £8395 / €9950 !!

  9. Pxrider did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle Nr1 sold for 7300£

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