Lagavulin

12 Years Old

ABV 56.1%
REVIEWED Issue 109
Specifications
Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 56.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Spirity at first then a drying tobacco leaf note. Sweet with an edge of greensappyness. A little gentle smoke lurks in the background.
Palate: Layers of flames wash over the tongue, earthy like warming hay bales.
Finish: Gentle and peated.
Comment: With a little water this is a good outdoor whisky.
8.2
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Very pale colour. Smoky. Creosote. Farmyard, wet straw. Iodine. Fish oil. Aslight cheese note.
Palate: Sweet then followed by a dry spicy outburst. Fizzy. The cheese note is there. Reminds me of Roquefort cheese tanginess.
Finish: Dry, burning, numbing.
Comment: This whisky seems to have matured in tired casks. Quite harsh. Water cuts the edges but does not give it style.
7.3
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