Category: Islay single malt whisky
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.
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.
Closure: Natural cork stopper