Aged: 21 years
Product of: United Kingdom
Part of Diageo’s 2012 Special Releases, this is only the second 21 year old distillery bottling of Lagavulin. Matured exclusively in first fill European oak ex-sherry butts filled in 1991, the release was limited to 2772 bottles.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 13/09/2013
Clear, deep golden.
Delicately peaty with Lagavulin’s signature creosote-like peaty notes and subtle pear drops.
Rich honeyed sweetness with smoky creosote. A splash of water tames but still leaves a huge dram with seaweed, faint iodine and pear fruit. Be careful not to add too much water or this spectacular dram will die and become very ordinary.
Delightfully peaty finish.