Lagavulin

12 Years Old

ABV 56.1%
REVIEWED Issue 85
Specifications
Brand: Lagavulin
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 56.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 85
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Lagavulin Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Phenolic. Bags of creosote. Mineral. Pebbles drying in the sun.
Palate: Smooth and sweet. Lovely smoky maltiness wrapping up your tastebuds in smoke and soot. A citrus fruit touch.
Finish: Smoky, dry with a pleasant spiciness.
Comment: A well balanced islander. Feet in peat and head in smoke, standing in the briny air. With a warm heart. Great encounter.
8.8
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Even as I opened the sample bottle the Islay character erupts. Peat fires, tarred rope, bracken laden Wellingtons.
Palate: A sweetness hits first then the smoke unfurls and coats the mouth with sootand sweet coal tar soap.
Finish: Swift but the spices are here.
Comment: If there was an outdoor dram this distillery does it.
8.4
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