Lagavulin 12 Year Old 16th Special Release (1816 to 2016, 200th Anniversary, bottled in 2016 edition) Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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More about Lagavulin 12 Year Old 16th Release

Produced by: Lagavulin Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain

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alc./vol: 57.7%

Proof: 115.4°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 12 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

The 14th in a series of special 12 year old releases, this 200th anniversary bottling is from refill American oak hogsheads. Sadly, no maximum number is declared for this Limited Edition” which forms part of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases.
Bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration or added colour.

View all Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 10/10/2016

Appearance:

Clear, pale golden amber.

Aroma:

Peat, iodine, carbolic, charcoal, tar and soot. Water dilutes but changes little.

Taste:

Very slight sweetness eases this powerful malt with more of the carbolic, charcoal and tar notes found on the nose but with black peppery spice. Charred notes and black pepper spice continues with water.

Aftertaste:

Black and white pepper spice with more carbolic, charcoal, tar and soot.

Overall:

Black peppery spice, carbolic, charcoal, tar and soot may not read as being appealing tasting notes but this malt is cleansing and enlivening, leaving a moreish spearmint like freshness. What a way to end a meal.

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