Whisky Review: Lagavulin 1991 Aged 24 Years Feis Ile 2015

Style: Sweet and Smoky

Nose:
Ohhh… Beautifully sweet and bold aroma on the nose. Smoked tea rolling in, followed by red chilli spice, crisp lemon citrus and chiffon cake. Plenty of maritime peat, coal fire fusing into a rich stroke of “dirty” kelp which goes all the way till the end.

Palate:
Candied fruits converges at the front while charcoal smoked kelp beautifully ingrained into the spirit. Lemon custard and malt cake decorated with dark cherry chocolate. An array of sweetness gracefully weld together. Fluttering maritime breeze, spices firing with a powerful zing. Very nice…

Finish:
Red liquorice, lemon candy with more smoked tea at the back. Spice echoing, ends with sweet, sweet malt laced with beach-side wood smoke.

Thoughts:
Such a bold and dazzling Lagavulin we have here. Sweetness augmented to perfection. Personally, I feel the triple-maturation played a major role here, complex fruity and confectionery notes beautifully tweaked and weaved around the profile, carried and delivered by robust spice and smoke. I heard it was hailed as one of the best Lagavulin and Feis Ile bottlings, and I concur wholeheartedly… High 2 stars without a doubt.

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

[59.9% • Original Bottling • Cask Strength • Non Chill Filtered • Bottle Number 3056 • Aged 24 Years • Triple matured in Bourbon casks, Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butts and Old Puncheons • **+]

-Esmond