Lagavulin 1991 Distiller's Edition
Added on Saturday, Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $100 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Good but not the 16 of course.  B/B+ 
Whereas the 1990 Distiller's Edition was a notch above the standard Lag 16, I think this one is a notch below.   
I may have been tasting a newer and not as good bottle of Lag 16, because I found the 1991 to be superior, side-by-side.  Nose was peat, brown sugar, salt.  The sherry gets more prevalent after a while with a little shoe polish.  The palate is smoked bacon, and smoked salmon -- spicy, peppery and hot. The finish is long and salty. Lag 16 was sweeter on the nose in a lighter way with less smoke and less sherry. Seemed thinner on the palate. I liked the distiller's edition more.  
Classic campfire goodness kind of subdued by the sherry sweetness.  While this is good and I like it alot, it is better than the 1989 IMHO, and maybe a tad better than the regular 16. 
N: Salty brunet and lots of iodine with some citrus in the back
P: Thin mouthfeel with tar, chocolate and short spicy finish 

n: Fresh tar and Brine.


p:  Thin and lively. 

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