Murray McDavid

Lagavulin

1979

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 33
Specifications
Brand: Lagavulin, Murray McDavid
Expression: 1979
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 23 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Immediate hit of antiseptic, then seaweed, smoked fish. With water, like hot stones on the beach, some bog myrtle. Sweetly fruity as well.
Palate: Tense start, fragrant smoke all the way. Heather, marine characters. Subtle and balanced.
Finish: Smoky.
Comment: Fishier than many Lagavulins, but has the distillery's complexity and range.
8.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Restrained for a Lagavulin. Surprisingly sweet. Perfumy. Bog myrtle. Peat bogs before cutting.
Palate: Begins with herbal, grassy sweetness and develops a firm, malty, background.
Finish: Finally, the peatiness and smokiness sneak up, with embarrassed grins on their faces.
Comment: An opportunity to taste another version of Lagavulin. Subtle and complex, but I missed the instant punch of peat.
8.3
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