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Lagavulin - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Islay
WF Distillery Ranking: Grand Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1816
Address: Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DZ - Phone: +44 (0) 1496 302 250
Web: www.malts.com - More info:


My favourite expression so far:
Lagavulin 21 yo 1985/2007 (56.5%, OB, 6,642 bottles)
95 points - Last tasted: September 4, 2007 (and on various other occasions) - Tasting notes: here
Lagavulin

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Tea Peat Liquorice Smoke Mint Oranges Ginger Marmalade Incense


For a virtual tour of the distillery, or parts of it, please click here...

MM Distillery profile:
My 'amazing discovery' of single malt whisky started in 1991 with a bottle of 16 years old Lagavulin. It took me more than a decade before I finally managed to visit the Lagavulin distillery on Islay where this incredible single malt whisky was made. The distillery was founded in 1816 on the South shore of Islay, also known as 'Kildalton'. The Lagavulin distillery was built a year after neighbours .
... More on Malt Madness.

Lagavulin

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Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Lagavulin (75°proof, OB, White Horse Distillers, spring cap, rotation 1958) - 210307
  • Lagavulin NAS 2010 (52.5%, OB Only available at the distillery, 6000 bottles) - 230510
  • Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB, ‘White Horse’, Carpano import, rotation 1973) - 270206 - 210307
  • Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB, White Horse Distillers, probably UK, early 1970s) - 260710
  • Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB, for Cinoco, Belgium, rotation 1979) - 040907
  • Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB, White Horse Distillers, UK, +/-1979) - 250912
  • Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB, green on cream label, France, very late 1970s) - 170209
  • Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB, green label, Montenegro Italy, early 1980’s) - 300806 - 210307
  • Lagavulin 12 yo (43%, OB, 80’s) - Islay 2005
  • Lagavulin 12 yo Special Release #1 (58%, OB, 2002) - no notes - 86
  • Lagavulin 12 yo Special Release (57.8%, OB, 2002) - 030708
  • Lagavulin 12 yo Special Release (58.2%, OB, 2004) - 030708
  • Lagavulin 12 yo Special Release (57.7%, OB, 2005) - 030708
  • Lagavulin 12 yo Special Release (56.4%, OB, 2007) - 030708
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2008' (56.4%, OB) - 031008
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2009' (57.9%, OB) - 271109
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2010' (56.5%, OB) - 091110
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2011' (57.5%, OB) - 250912
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2012' (56.1%, OB) - 180113
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 'Special Release 2013' (55.1%, OB) - 231213
  • Lagavulin 15 yo (45%, OB, for Montenegro Italy, ceramic, +/-1980) - 310510
  • Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB, sold 1988) - 300806
  • Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB, USA, Schieffelin & Sommerset, +/-1990) - 271109
  • Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB, c 1998) - 150404
  • Lagavulin 16 yo 'Port Ellen' (43%, OB, +/-2002) - no notes - 89
  • Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB, 'Port Ellen', Bottled +/- 2006) - 160107
  • Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB, 'Port Ellen', +/- 2009) - 271109
  • Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB, +/- 2012) - 111012
  • Lagavulin 16 yo (43%, OB, +/- 2013) - 130614
  • Lagavulin 30 yo (52.6%, OB, 2340 bottles, 2006) - 200906
OB - vintage
  • Lagavulin 37 yo 1976/2013 (51%, OB, Special Release, 1868 bottles) - 121213
  • Lagavulin 25 yo 1977 (57.2%, OB, +/-2002) - no notes - 83
  • Lagavulin 1979/1997 Distiller’s Edition (43%, OB) - Islay 2005
  • Lagavulin 1980 Distillers Edition (43%, OB, +/-1999, PX finish) - no notes - 81
  • Lagavulin 1984/2001 Distillers Edition (43%, OB, PX finish) - no notes - 81
  • Lagavulin 21 yo 1985/2007 (56.5%, OB, 6,642 bottles) - 040907
  • Lagavulin 1986/2002 Distillers Edition (43%, OB, lgv.4/490) - no notes - 89
  • Lagavulin 1987/2003 Distiller's Edition (43%, OB, lgv. 4/491) - 241104
  • Lagavulin 1990/2006 Distillers Edition (43%, OB) - 111107
  • Lagavulin 1991/2007 'Distillers Edition' (43%, OB, lgv 4/495) - 170209
  • Lagavulin 1991/2008 'Distillers Edition' (43%, OB, lgv 4/496) - 271109
  • Lagavulin 21 yo 1991/2012 (52%, OB, sherry, 2772 bottles) - 111012
  • Lagavulin 14 yo 1993/2007 (56.5%, OB, cask #4893, Feis Isle 2007) - 310510
  • Lagavulin 1993/2008 ‘Distillery Only’ (52.9%, OB, Warehouse #1, cask #1403, 700 bottles, Feis Isle 2008) - 031008
  • Lagavulin 1993/2009 'Distillers Edition' (43%, OB, lgv 4/497) - 271109
  • Lagavulin 1993/2009 'Manager's Choice' (54.7%, OB, cask #4477, 612 bottles) - 260710
  • Lagavulin 1993/2011 'Jazz Festival' (55.4%, OB, sherry cask, cask #355) - 180113
  • Lagavulin 1994/2010 (52.7%, OB for Feis Isle 2010, European Oak ex-Sherry Cask, 528 bottles) - 220510
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 1995 (48%, OB, European oak casks, for Friends of Classic Malts, 2008) - 031008
  • Lagavulin 1995/2009 (54.4%, OB, Feis Isle 2009, Cask 4556) - 260509 - 271109
  • Lagavulin 1995/2011 'Distillers Edition' (43%, OB, lgv 4/499) - 201011
  • Lagavulin 1995/2013 'Islay Jazz Festival' (51.9%, OB, sherry butts) - 240913
  • Lagavulin 1995/2014 ‘Feis Ile’ (54.7%, OB, European sherry oak butts, 3,500 bottles) - 130614
  • Lagavulin 1997/2012 'Islay Jazz Festival' (54.5%, OB, refill sherry butt, cask #1894, 624 bottles) - 250912
  • Lagavulin 1998/2011 (51%, OB for Feis Isle 2011, bourbon c#1715, 580bt, distilled 23/2/1998) - 210511
Adelphi
  • Breath of Islay (Lagavulin) 12 yo 1992/2005 (57.2%, Adelphi, cask #4345) - 280406
Cadenhead
  • Lagavulin 14 yo 1978/1992 (63.5%, Cadenhead 150th Anniversary) - 210604
  • Lagavulin 15 yo 1978/1993 (64.4%, Cadenhead) - 040907
  • Lagavulin 1978 (63.6%, Cadenhead, white label, cask #15, +/-1993) - 271109
Coopers Choice
  • Lagan Mill 18 yo 1991/2009 (59.5%, Coopers Choice, butt, cask #0006) - 310510
  • Laggan Mill 'The Secret Islay' (56%, The Coopers Choice, sherry, cask #9466, 320 bottles, 2013) - 231213
Hart Bros
  • Lagavulin 12 yo 1988/2000 (56.2%, Hart Bros) - 270206
Jack Wieber
  • Classic of Islay (57.9%, Jack Wiebers, cask #1275, 2009) - 310510
  • Jack's Pirate Whisky 11 yo (59.5%, Jack Wieber, Old Teresa Part VI, cask #3289, 303 bottles) - 010609
  • Jack's Pirate Whisky 10 yo (57.8%, Jack Wieber, cask #4627, 299 bottles, 2008) - 240913
Moon Import
  • Lagavulin 1988/1998 (50%, Moon Import, Horae Solaris, 1300 bottles) - 030708
  • Lagavulin 1988/2000 (46%, Moon ‘in the pink’, cask #2028, 340 bottles) - 060704
  • Lagavulin 1988/2000 (46%, Moon Import, In the pink, cask #2029, 352 bottles) - 201011
Murray McDavid
  • Lagavulin 23 yo 1979/2002 (46%, Murray McDavid, Mission 1) - no notes - 89
  • Lagavulin 24 yo 1979/2003 (46%, Murray McDavid, Mission 2) - no notes - 92
  • Lagavulin 13 yo 1984/1998 (46%, Murray McDavid) - 160107
  • Lagavulin 14 yo 1984/1999 (46%, Murray McDavid, MM 3256) - 010805
The Nectar
  • Undercover No.1 14 yo 1994/2008 (53.1%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 196 bottles) - 010609
Samaroli
  • Lagavulin 1987 (46%, Samaroli, 324 bottles) - Islay 2005
Single Malts of Scotland - Specialty Drinks - TWE
  • Lg1 (56.8%, Specialty Drinks, Elements of Islay, 2009) - 310510
  • Lg2 (58%, Specialty Drinks, Elements of Islay, 2010) - 091110
Taste Still - M&H
  • Vanilla-Peat 1994/2007 (56.8%, Taste Still, 223 bottles) - 111107
The Whisky Fair
  • Vanilla Sky (Lagavulin) 13 yo 1992/2006 (53.6%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon hogshead #5341) - 280406
  • Vanilla Sky (Lagavulin) 14 yo 1992/2006 (53%, The Whisky Fair, 297 bottles) - 160107
  • Vanilla Sky 14 yo 1994/2008 (53.3%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon hogshead, 274 bottles) - 170209
Various IB
  • Dun Naomhaig Water ‘Edition Maltmill’ (40%, Reifferscheidt, Romantic Rhine Collection, bourbon and sherry, 180 bottles, 2013) - 130614
  • Lagarubin 5.5 yo (56.5%, Whisky Spirits, F.M.W.A., Tempranillo cask) - 010609
  • Lagavulin 15 yo (58.2%, The Syndicate, +/-1995?) - 240913
  • Lagavulin 1979/1992 'Vintage' (43%, Vintage Malt Whisky Co, for Auxil, France) - 121213
  • Lagavulin 15 yo 1979 (59.2%, The Syndicate, +/-1994) - 231213
  • Fuaran Ile 1990/2003 (58%, Ian McLeod, cask #6489, 310 bottles) - 111012
  • Springnavulin 6 yo (57%, Whiskykanzler, Germany) - 010609
  • Lagavulin 14 yo 1984/1999 (51.7%, Acorn, Japan) - 111107
  • Lagavulin 20 yo 1990/2012 (48.1%, The Syndicate, cask #4395, 261 bottles) - 180113
  • Breath of Islay 14yo 1992/2007 (56,5%, Adelphi, cask #5347, 278 bottles) - 141107