Category Archives: Lagavulin

Lagavulin 19, Feis Ile 2019, Sherry Treated American Oak Casks, 53.8%

Another Lagavulin for Feis Ile! I knew I had this on the shelf, and I had carefully sipped from my sample before, but never got around to writing a review yet. A good thing that a holiday came up a … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 13, Feis Ile 2021, High Char Port Finish, 56.1%

Another one I dug up from the sample shelf recently. I’ve been putting it of to review this one, mostly because I wanted to give it proper time and attention. This high regard I have for Lagavulins bottled from Feis … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 12, 56.5% – OB Special Releases 2021

On the second of the Blind Tasting Competition, we went to Islay. That much was pretty clear from the first sniff. I also figured out we went to the south of Islay. It could have been Bunnahabhain, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Secret Islay 20, 2002-2022, Sherry cask, 53.1% – Earlskine

After the first batch of Earlskine whiskies, there is now a new bottling. This time it is an undisclosed Islay whisky, with some hints on the label that leave exactly one option. So, there’s little guessing there. I like that … Continue reading

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Lagavulin 30, 1991-2022, PX/Oloroso seasoned oak, 44.3% – OB ‘Casks of Distinction’

Apart from some cask samples at the Warehouse Tasting at the distillery, I don’t think I ever had a Lagavulin this old. In fact, I know that for sure. Of course, that’s not too surprising with there only being six … Continue reading

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Guest post: Two exotic Lagavulins at 13 years old

I have a sample of this Lagavulin coming in too, but Tom wanted to write his findings as well. Who am I to deny him his podium! Pierrick Guillaume is the current Distillery Manager of Lagavulin, after doing some years … Continue reading

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Guest post: Taking a swing at the Laggan Mill (with Offerman)

When cleaning out some ‘flagged’ emails from my mailbox I realized I still have some unpublished stuff from Tom van Engelen, waiting for release on this wee blog. So, this time (or actually, last summer) Tom wrote some stuff about … Continue reading

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An Islay Distillery 12, 2008-2020, 54.2% – First Cask

Recently, Whisky Import Nederland, the company behind the First Cask brand, released a series of six whiskies. There were some interesting bottles in that batch, but the one that stood out was this ‘An Islay Distillery’. Why, you ask? This: … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Lagavulin with Port Ellen influences

Tom climbs his pen once again to write down his thoughts on the new Lagavulin 12 years old. An annual highlight in the world of special releases. A highlight in the year is always the Special Releases announcement of Diageo. … Continue reading

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Lagavulin: King of Islay‚Ķ and Feis Ile 2020

And for the second day in a row, Tom reviews a Feis Ile 2020 whisky. This time it’s the Lagavulin. A 20 year whisky at a significantly lower price than the 21 year old single casks that were released through … Continue reading

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