Lagavulin 21 Year Old Special Release 2012, Distilled 1991 Islay Single Malt Whisky

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 52%

Proof: 104°

Vintage: 1991

Aged: 21 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Part of Diageo’s 2012 Special Releases, this is only the second 21 year old distillery bottling of Lagavulin. Matured exclusively in first fill European oak ex-sherry butts filled in 1991, the release was limited to 2772 bottles.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 13/09/2013


Clear, deep golden.


Delicately peaty with Lagavulin’s signature creosote-like peaty notes and subtle pear drops.


Rich honeyed sweetness with smoky creosote. A splash of water tames but still leaves a huge dram with seaweed, faint iodine and pear fruit. Be careful not to add too much water or this spectacular dram will die and become very ordinary.


Delightfully peaty finish.

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More about Lagavulin 21yo Special Release 2012

Produced by: Lagavulin Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain
UK trade PR by: Cognis Public Relations

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