Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Part of Diageo’s 2013 Special Releases, and at the time, the oldest Lagavulin official bottling. Aged in refill American oak and European oak casks filled in 1976. Bottled at natural cask strength, just 1,868 bottles were made available worldwide.
Sampled on 29/10/2013
Clear, deep amber.
Tree bark, leather, pear fruit and restrained cigar box. Water reveals honeyed notes.
Chewy and slightly sweet with roast chestnuts, very gentle spice, charcoal and tropical fruit. A splash of water opens to amplify orchard fruit and more honey.
Burnt pastry and sweet smoke.
Closure: Natural cork stopper