Review #1414 – Lagavulin 18yr Feis Isles 2018

The Schtick: This is a one time, limited release from Lagavulin – released at Feis Isles in 2018. This is an 18 year old, cask strength matured in a variety of oak and wine casks. Stock image.


Review #1414 | Scotch Review #490

Distiller: Lagavulin

Bottler: Lagavulin

Brand: Lagavulin

Selection: N/A

ABV: 53.9% ABV

Age: 18 Years


Nose: Honey, toasted almond, peach ring, pear, syrupy raspberry and delightful iodine pear slap. Sweet like Dole syrup, lots of character balanced well against some peat.

Taste: Sweet, powerful and complex. Rich mouth feel, delightful brine, minerality, and peat. Ash, burning wood, dole syrup and strawberry. Excellent evolution. Great structure.

Finish: Long, syrupy then ashy. Sweet then peaty. Pears, berries, cherry, toffee and oak. Iodine, soapstone, and ash.

Overall: Incredible. Who knew a Lagavulin could be this good.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 9


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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