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Lagavulin whisky reviews

Lagavulin distillery
Islay region
Founded in 1816, currently active
Owned by Diageo
www.malts.com

Tasting notes of the new Daily Dram Undercover bottlings:
Undercover n°1 – Lagavulin 14y 1994 (53,1%, Daily Dram 2008, 196 btl.)
Undercover n°2 – Talisker 24y 1984 (51,9%, Daily Dram 2008, 82 btl.)
Undercover n°3 – Ardbeg / Laphroaig / Bowmore vatting (57,5%, Daily Dram 2008, 320 btl.)

Lagavulin NAS ‘only available at the distillery’ (52,5%, OB 2010, 6000 btl.) – 90/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special release (57,1%, OB 2006) – 88/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special Release (57,9%, OB 2009, 9th release) – 86/100

Lagavulin 12 yo (55,1%, OB 2013, 13th release) – 86/100

Lagavulin 12 yo (54,4%, OB 2014, 14th release, 31.428 btl.) – 88/100

Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB 2007) – 89/100

Lagavulin 19y 1979 (46%, Murray McDavid 1998, cask #MM8593, bourbon cask) – 83/100

Lagavulin 1994 (52,7%, OB for Feis Ile 2010, sherry cask #3210, 528 btl.) – 91/100

Lagavulin 1997 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (43%, OB 2013, P.X. finish, lgv. 4/502) – 90/100

Lagavulin 21 yo 1985 (56,5%, OB 2007, first fill sherry, 6642 btl.) – 93/100

Lagavulin 21 yo 1991 (52%, OB 2012, first fill sherry, 2772 btl.) – 92/100

Lagavulin 30 yo 1976 (52,6%, OB 2006, 2340 btl.) – 92/100

Lagavulin 37 yo 1976 (51%, OB 2013, 1868 btl.) – 94/100

Lagavulin 1995 ‘Feis Ile’ (54,7%, OB 2014, European sherry oak butts, 3500 btl.) – 93/100

Lagavulin Lg1 (56,8%, Specialty Drinks 2009, 50 cl) – 88/100

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