Lagavulin 1998 Distillers Edition

70cl / 43%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Lagavulin 1998 Distillers Edition
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The 1998 vintage of Lagavulin's Distillers Edition. By far the most popular of the series, this double-matured Lagavulin has had a finishing period in sweet, sticky Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. A whisky that never disappoints.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1998
Bottling Date
2014
Country
Scotland
Region
Islay
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

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

Lagavulin 1998 Distillers Edition Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by the Whisky Exchange

    Nose: Intense roasted malt and peat smoke is cut by raisins and vanilla sweetness.

    Palate: Full bodied and rich, with grassy spirit, peat smoke and layers of rich fruit.

    Finish: Incredibly long, with fruit and smoke fading to leave toasted spice.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

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

    Palate: Full bodied and rich in texture. A clear, grassy malt, then the peat lands – smoke filling the mouth. A very salty tang, the middle offers coffee, vanilla and fruit.

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

7 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    15 December 2016

    Smoked, then boom! Sweet. A perfect marriage.

  • 5
    4 June 2016

    This is my new favourite! I enjoy my whisky a lot, and I enjoy many different types, from smooth and fruity to harsh and smoky. So here's the point - I've tried many whiskies and this here has pushed through them to the top of the list. For anyone who's tried Islay malts - Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, even the latest Kilchoman - and enjoyed them, this here is something you need to try. The standard Lagavulin 16 is something special, a very tasty, smoky dram. So here we are with a malt that was picked by the master distiller who makes the 16 for fun... Why should this whisky need people's opinions before one would invest? Really, if the master distiller, a professional in the game, specially produced this whisky for the enthusiasts to enjoy, we should just trust and try this! In a word, it's amazing. There isn't as much smoke involved as standard Islay malts - however there is plenty of smoke. There's also salt and wood involved. Lagavulin is amazing and this whisky only strengthens that reputation. I bought this for a whisky night with another fellow enthusiast and two close friends who enjoy whisky too. They all enjoyed it and gave it a solid 8/10. I myself won't go lower than 9 and that's because I can see deeper into these whiskies and appreciate what's involved. This is fantastic and is a must-try for those who want to try something that isn't a supermarket malt!

  • 5
    12 April 2016

    Excellent

  • 5
    23 March 2016

    Bought a bottle of this when visiting Islay last year and opened it a few weeks ago. It's all gone now so I have ordered a bottle of the 1997 edition to see how it compares. A fantastic whisky with the smokiness and sweetness in perfect balance.

  • 5
    21 March 2016

    Stunning

  • 5
    9 December 2015

    It is good

  • 5
    11 August 2015

    Fantastic single malt.