Lagavulin - 1998 Double Matured

This bottling of Lagavulin is part of the Distillers Edition of the Classic Malts of Scotland. In this series, the Whiskies are filled into various casks from the Iberian peninsula to finish for another six months after the regular maturation. The strong, dry and maritime character of Lagavulin is complemented with the rich and sweet aromas of a Pedro Ximenez cask.

This bottling of Lagavulin is part of the Distillers Edition of the Classic Malts of Scotland. In this series, the Whiskies are filled into various casks from the Iberian peninsula to finish for another six months after the regular maturation. The strong, dry and maritime character of Lagavulin is complemented with the rich and sweet aromas of a Pedro Ximenez cask.

Details about this bottle Edit
9722
Lagavulin
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
1998
2014
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Sherry - Pedro Ximenez
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 21 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Iodine:
Seaweed:
Zitrus:
Sherry:
Bonfire Smoke:
Raisin:
Dried Fruit:
Fruit:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Herb:
Coffee:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Zitrus:
Spices:
Malt:
Herbs:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Heather:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Oak:
Fruit:
Grass:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Salt:
Herb:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Heather:
Malt:
Spices:
Herbs:

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Tasting Notes 21

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EnjoyLife89
28. Apr 2019
Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
This latest rendition offended me in several ways, not just by the re-vamped design.

The finishing has become shorter and less noticeable, and the overall spirit has declined into a muddled, muted smoked fish and overt caramel quality, while being noticably "spikier" (hot) on the palate.
Quite a disappointment. Time to buy the older version at auction...
MacSiebert
08. Jan 2015
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