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Murray McDavid Lagavulin 1979 Tasting notes and reviews

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Murray McDavid Lagavulin 1979

Brand
Murray McDavid
Expression
Lagavulin 1979
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Murray McDavid ~ Lagavulin Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.murray-mcdavid.com
Availability
Good whisky retailers throughout the UK

Michael Jackson

82
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.

Dave Broom

85
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.
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