1980, The Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish

ABV 43%
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Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: 1980, The Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 8
Tasting notes
Taster   Doug McIvor
Nose: Deep fragrant sherry slightly burnt and winey notes, followed by salt and seaweed.
Palate: Lightness subsides to reveal a chewy, dancingly oily body which resurges before releasing the sooty medicinal saviours.
Finish: Long, smoky, medicinal, smoky, salty, smoky.
Comment: A more lingering, classic Lagavulin with some of the corners knocked off and some subtle depths added.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Fresh attack, with a barrel of tar and punches of peat, sulphur and salt. The victim, enjoying being a masochist, is then soothed with beeswax.
Palate: Rich and extremely sweet, then smoky becoming medicinal and eventually seaweedy.
Finish: Pepper, salt, sand.
Comment: What it loses in character it gains in a different dimension of distinctiveness.
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Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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