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Overall rating
88.01/100
votes
84
Whiskybase ID
WB99913
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bottled
2017
Casktype
4 Bourbon Barrels
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060188989783
Added on
21 Aug 2017 7:32 pm
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Average value

€ 95.43

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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin Lg7 ElD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.01 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    Lagavulin whiskies are known for their meaty style, balanced by touch of sweet fruit. Lg7 is matured in refill bourbon barrels, and is everything we have come to expect from Lagavulin: Islay in a bottle.

    Cask details;
    Distillate from the mid-2000's matured in four bourbon barrels.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Initially, maple-cured bacon and orange sponge cake give a great balance of sweet and savoury. Delicate honeysuckle is offset by barbecue char and toasted marshmallows. The smoke is full and aromatic, like Chinese tea.

    Palate
    Thick and creamy with the classic iodine character and some sweeter notes coming through. There is a thick and meaty note, almost like caramelised beef fat blended with cockles and burnt honeycomb.

    Finish
    Warm spice with toasted caraway seeds and salty dryness.

  2. whiskydramo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Pomelo, green melon, sour plum, light smoke, Lagaluvin vegetative peat
      grass, light toffee
      Resinous
      Vanilla, little bit fruit cake
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat, ginger, honey
      Pear
      ginger getting stronger, maybe a bit too much (is it a young whisky)
      Grass, pomelo zest, light body
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet orange, light peat lingering, disappearing after 20s
      Light tannin
      A bit of bitter wood note

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    beautiful Laga with typical combination of camp fire smoke and sugar sweetness
    • Nose
      Barbecue fire, smoked bacon, green banana, sugar-sweet fully ripe Jonagold apples, menthol
    • Taste
      surprisingly creamy, nevertheless very voluminous, with honey glazed pork ribs on the charcoal grill, Galiamelone, sugar beet syrup, and quite phenolic impressions
    • Finish
      Smoky, sweet and extremely long

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Tastingbros scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/category/whisky-tasting/
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. thebonewolf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Seawood/vegetal brine, iodine. Sweet fried dough.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Buttery, spicy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Musty/stale. Earthy. Medium long.

  7. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I didn't expect very much from the nose, but he has a very nice mouthfeel with nice, if by no means special notes.
    • Nose
      Very monotonous, toffee, honey, almost no Laga smoke in the nose more, hint of apricot, lemon peel
    • Taste
      Cereals, toffee, honey, apricot chips, light malt, toasted oak, heather grass, dry tobacco and algae
    • Finish
      Some coriander, dry, tobacco leaves, malt, medium length

  9. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Quite brilliant, interesting and rather unusual Lagavulin we've got here. Without the sherry influence, I could even put this down as an Ardbeg if I was given to taste this blind. Behind the curtain of peat, brine and smoke you can find lovely subtleties, with gentle notes of fruit , wood and dried wood, and smoked meaty-savory elements. Very impressive. My only grief with these 'Elements'-bottlings is the fact that they come in half litre bottles, but given the general quality of what they release, one can easily pardon this 'minor flaw'. Superb stuff and even at 56.8% it doesn't really need water to reveal all of its glory.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Peaty, lightly medicinal on the nose, with lapsang souchong, umami and fruitsorbet touches (lemon and oranges) and even some tropical fruit with pineapple in there as well.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Surprisingly light and fruity of the start before a powerful blast of peat and smoke hits you: the beafy , savory, dried meat sort of smoke. If you fully take the time to explore this (and I suggest you do), the smoke gradually takes over.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long and dry, with smoked woody notes and a very long and lingering peaty touch, fading out on a dry, birch-like soft bitterness.

  10. Bosi scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    The Elements of Islay bottlings are certainly not cheap, especially considering that they are bottled in 500ml bottles. However, if the result is so good, I am willing to pay the price. If only every NAS whisky was nearly as good, there would certainly be less discussion.

    This whisky is a razor-sharp bourbon-aged Lagavulin that brings out the distillery's character.
    • Nose
      Rarely a good nose smelled like a NAS: sweet smoke like burning licorice, lots of vanilla, some orange, cookie dough and menthol.
    • Taste
      A great combination of power, presence and yet a certain tenderness. The main flavor is an acidulous note with strong Lagavulin typical smoke. Add iodine, citrus fruits and fresh pepper.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-length, slightly dry and remains mainly on the tip of the tongue with aromas of menthol, cough sweets and more pepper.

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