21 Years Old

ABV 52%
REVIEWED Issue 108
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Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 52%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 108
Tasting notes
Taster   Sophie Donovan
Nose: Big hit of TCP, salty aromas of a harbour-side and a little rubber. Oak appears through the bonfire smoke, then light caramel and some vineous notes.
Palate: More bonfires, oily peat and rich oak. Balanced by slightly burnt, caramelised sugar, earthy with fruity notes, dried apricots and prunes.
Finish: Rich and oily. Medicinal, smoky peat lingers.
Comment: Very easy to drink at this strength. A fabulous, deep and smoky whisky.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Plum pudding, dried fruit, black treacle, buttered smoked fish, gravalax pencil shavings and warm cornbread.
Palate: Marine notes, seaweed, sage and onion sausages, but there is sweetnessin these savoury layers, sugared almonds and roast sweet potato.
Finish: Long, peated and pretty big.
Comment: Everything you would expect from a relatively old Lagavulin.
Visit the distillery
Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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