12 Years Old

ABV 56.1%
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Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2003
ABV: 56.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 39
Tasting notes
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Big, with Lapsang Souchon and newly-tarred roads.
Palate: Warming and full, with lots of peat smoke and wet seaweed.
Finish: Dominant peat lingers all the way.
Comment: Complex, sophisticated heavyweight. The one they all have to beat.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Pungent, complex. Smoked eel, coal tar, applewood, smoked cheese, bitumen. Frisky.
Palate: Intensely peaty. Rounded with big kick: marine character, fragrant smoke, touch of black pepper, but balanced by sufficient sweetness.
Finish: Smoke belch.
Comment: Excellent. Lagavulin isn't as peaty as it used to be? Pull the other one.
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Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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