Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 56.4%
This Lagavulin 12-year-old is from Diageo's 2020 Special Releases.
This whisky has been matured for 12 years in traditional refill American oak casks that have been selected to give a perfect expression of distillery character.
A great tribute to an iconic distillery.
Special Releases 2020
|Cask Type||Refill American Oak
Appearance: Pale gold; very pale straw. Good beading.
Nose: Mild overall, with light prickle. The top notes are unusually ashy for Lagavulin, but familiar hints of linseed oil soon reassure. Gradually fruity notes of hard candy (boiled sweets) emerge, as does a clean, fresh suggestion of the sea, like sniffing the sea air in a fishing harbour.
With water, the aromas reduce and the more pungent, smoky notes come slightly forward.
Palate: At natural strength, soft and smooth in texture with a big taste that is sweeter than expected. Smoky too, with a little salt. A clean, fresh Lagavulin that is very lightly drying midpalate. The sweetness is more prominent with water when the tastes are reduced yet broadly unchanged.
Finish: Long and very smoky, as the smokiness comes through much more strongly. Lightly drying, with an appetising salty aftertaste. With water, sweeter, though the