Aged 12 Years, Special Release

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Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: Aged 12 Years, Special Release
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 56.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Hello Islay, peat smoke to the front, with good elements of hot smoked salmon, smoked cod and the sweetness of big, fat barbequed prawns with lemon mayo.
Palate: Positively maritime, lobster pots, fishing nets, tarred rope and telegraph poles. A hint of salt cod, but also a gentle sweetness of melon and Parma ham.
Finish: Sweetness hits here but is tempered with a spiced note and that lovely smoke.
Comment: A wonderful Autumnal dram, one for the hipflask and a walk along the beach.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Face-melting ashy peat. Vegetative, even slightly brackish, but honey and hay barns follow. Light wood smoke, seaweed. Hemp. Damp rope. Lemonade.
Palate: This is not subtle – that ashy peat continues, with notes of tobacco. But water skewers the peat and brings out some nice velvety toffee notes, with lemon curd and custard.
Finish: Medium-length, with the ashiness and jam tarts.
Comment: A weird whisky, and a bit unbalanced, but it mostly works.
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Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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