Lagavulin 30 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2006 52.6% 1976

4.7 sterren - 2 professionele reviews
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Distileerderij Lagavulin
Bottelaar OB
Serie Diageo Special Releases 2006
Gebotteld voor
Gedistilleerd op 1976
Gebotteld 2006
Land Schotland
Streek Islay
Leeftijd 30
Cask Type
Alcohol percentage 52.6
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In Original (Damaged) Box
Etiket Perfect
Voorraad 0

Professionele reviews

Serge Valentin (93)

Colour: pale gold. Nose: certainly bolder (maybe hotter and more spirity) and rather unusual, very different from what you’d expect from Lagavulin. Starts on rather bold notes of nutmeg, almonds, smoked tea, old books and maybe a little incense and starts developing on passion fruits, mangos, white currants and ripe peaches. Then we have a little mint, mint flavoured tea, peat smoke, liquorice tea, cigar box, hints of shoe polish… Finally apple skins, hints of ginger ale and old walnuts and we’re back to almonds (and a little coffee)… All that is rather subtle and I’d say it reminds me of the old 12yo. The fire’s gone but it left room for delicacy and subtlety. Mouth: just like with the Talisker (Talisker 30 yo, 51.9%, 2006), the palate seems to be bolder than the nose – and bolder than the Talisker’s. Also sweeter, fruitier and spicier, with lots of fresh nuts (macadamia spring to mind) and quite some lemon, grapefruit and liquorice stick. Grows bolder and peatier by the minute, with also a little ginger, cardamom, green, tea, apple skins… A fantastic development, from a maybe slightly shy start (considering it’s Lagavulin) to a bold, thick and extremely satisfying middle. The finish is long, almondy, peaty, smoky and salty (although a little less than the Talisker’s) and the whole is just a beautiful Lagavulin than doesn’t taste his age. I’d advise any taster to take his/her time with this one, it’s really the development that is fantastic – and I think this 30 yo has more to tell than the 25. Is that experience? 93 points.

BOW (93)

Lagavulin 30 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2006: A Whisky Masterpiece

Lagavulin distillery, situated in the village of Lagavulin on the southern coast of Islay, Scotland, has a rich history steeped in tradition. Owned by Diageo, a renowned multinational beverage alcohol company, Lagavulin is celebrated for its production of Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Among its distinguished releases, the Lagavulin 30 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2006 stands out as a true masterpiece. Distilled in 1976 and bottled in 2006 for the Diageo Special Releases series, this expression exemplifies the expertise and commitment to quality that Lagavulin is known for.

A Journey Through Time:

The Lagavulin 30 Years Old is a whisky that reflects the passage of time and the art of maturation. With over three decades of aging, this expression has developed a depth and complexity that can only be achieved through patient and meticulous craftsmanship. The whisky has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving in flavor and character as it matured in oak casks, resulting in a truly exceptional drinking experience.

Diageo Special Releases 2006:

Bottled as part of the Diageo Special Releases series in 2006, this Lagavulin expression holds a special place among whisky enthusiasts. The Diageo Special Releases are highly anticipated annual releases that showcase exceptional whiskies from Diageo's extensive portfolio. These limited-edition bottlings offer enthusiasts the opportunity to explore unique expressions that are carefully selected and crafted to represent the best of Diageo's distilleries.

Tasting Notes:

The Lagavulin 30 Years Old captivates the senses with its remarkable flavors and aromas:

- Nose: The whisky greets you with a rich and smoky aroma, accompanied by hints of maritime influence and a gentle sweetness.

- Palate: On the palate, layers of complexity unfold. Smoky and peaty flavors intertwine with notes of dried fruits, spices, and a touch of oak. The whisky's age is evident in its velvety texture and refined character.

- Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering warmth with a perfect balance of smoke and sweetness.

Legacy and Accolades:

Lagavulin has earned its place among the most esteemed distilleries in Scotland, known for its dedication to traditional distillation methods. The benchmark Lagavulin 16 Year Old has received consistent praise, garnering high ratings and numerous accolades from international spirits competitions. It has been awarded consecutive double gold medals and gold medals, solidifying its reputation as an exceptional whisky.


The Lagavulin 30 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2006 embodies the essence of Lagavulin's legacy and craftsmanship. With its long maturation period and carefully curated selection, this expression offers a glimpse into the complexity and richness that can only be achieved with time. As you savor a dram of this exceptional whisky, allow yourself to be transported to the rugged shores of Islay, where the peat smoke and maritime influences intertwine to create an unforgettable drinking experience. Lagavulin continues to be a beacon of excellence in the world of Scotch whisky, and the Lagavulin 30 Years Old stands as a testament to its enduring legacy.

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