Re: Lagavulin DE 1991
Here's the notes I posted a while back:
Name: Lagavulin 1991 Distiller's Edition 43% abv
Color: Rich amber, dark orange, almost garnet
Nose: Velvety waft of smoke, dark fruits, driftwood, sea salt, brine, soft leather notes, candle wax, oak aged balsamic vinegar, glazed pork, dogwood blossoms
Palate: Sweet pastries, ashes/char, billowing smoke and spice middle, tangy stone fruit, fresh dill, dry wood note
Body: Oily start, then a singe of spice dryness hangs on
Finish: Everything glides along in harmony for long moments
Notes: Voluptuous. I never thought the standard Lagavulin 16yo could be improved upon, but here is a fine example of what a marriage with Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks can do. With a splash of water: horse stable aromas, mineral note; taste falls apart, water is an insult to this dram in my opinion.
Quote: A big bosom lady with a Dutch accent
I'd characterize it like most people have as being different, but on par, with the 16yo and worth a try.