Lagavulin 21 Years Old 1993 ~ 48.4% (Single Cask Sample)

Lagavulin 21 Years Old 1993 (Single Cask Sample)

48.4% ABV

Score: 92/100

What they say:

Lagavulin Distillery Warehouse Tasting Sample #3

What we say:


Finally we get to grips with the Valinch and draw this on directly from the cask under Iain’s expert supervision


Not one to miss a good competition I had a go too


But appear to have drank most of what I drew out


Thankfully some made it into our glasses despite our best attempts to drain the cask directly…


Amber gold


Smokey barley malt, fruity orange, peach and plum, meaty bacon, sweet almonds and machine oil


Spicy cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper kickstart this dram before a smokey, oily and syrupy bbq sauce or bbq spare rib flavour develops, some fruitiness including tomato, with water this is much warmer and buttery in the mouth and a little oaky wood and nuttiness is revealed like bbq roast chestnut or walnut


Hint of bbq smoke, then long sweet and fruity with more smokey vapours, with water more peaty smoke is revealed

Would I buy it:

Smokey, sweet and savoury, possibly the best dram we tried during the warehouse tasting. Paula was desperate to use this to marinate ribs for the bbq so look out for Lagavulin-smoked ribs soon!


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