12 Years Old

ABV 56.1%
REVIEWED Issue 109
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Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 56.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
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.
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.
Visit the distillery
Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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