Lagavulin 1997 Distillers Edition

70cl / 43%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Lagavulin 1997 Distillers Edition
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The 1997 vintage of Lagavulin's Distillers Edition bottled in 2013. By far the most popular of the Distiller's Edition series, this double-matured Lagavulin has had a finishing period in sweet, sticky Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. A whisky that never disappoints.

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Bottling Date
Cask Type
Sherry Finish


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Tar Tar
  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Coffee Coffee
  • Iodine (tcp) Iodine (tcp)
  • Raisins Raisins

Lagavulin 1997 Distillers Edition Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Note

    Appearance: Golden treacle.

    Nose: Intense peat and vanilla. A raisin sweetness checks the smoke. Iodine-edged peat and crisp, roasty malt. Satisfying and enticing.

    Body: Full and rich.

    Palate: Sweet and luscious; a clear, grassy malt, then the peat attacks, smoke filling the mouth. A very salty tang at one point; the middle offers coffee and vanilla with a glimmer of fruit.

    Finish: Incredibly long, even for Islay. Fruit, peat and long-lasting oak. Very chewable and moreish.

6 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    27 November 2014

    Really disappointed, the after taste was not what i expected from a Lagavulin, but then i suppose thats what you get when using sherry casks. Personal taste im afraid. im sure some will like.

  • 5
    15 November 2014

    Wonderful! Buy this now as its only going up in price. An instant classic.

  • 4
    23 June 2014

    Not as smoky and peaty as I'm accustomed to with Lagavulin, but different and still absolutely delicious. It is a bit more sweet, with hints of currant or raisin. Very smooth, of course, well worth a try!

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    Very nice, but lacks the complexity of the regular 16 year. Less earthiness. Still wonderful, but why pay more for less?

  • 4 March 2014

    As a lover of Lagavulin I was surprised by the wonderful peat with just a hint of raisin. Your nose tells you this is your favourite Lagavulin, but the taste is a delicious surprise but remains true to the label.

  • 12 February 2014

    too sweet, with only faint smoke left in it, like grasping onto a distant old memory of lagavulin, long since washed away by a sherried mid-teen speysider, lucky for me i got the chance to taste an open botte at amsterdam duty free and avoided it...