A more lingering, classic Lagavulin with some of the corners knocked off and some subtle depths added.
1980, The Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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.
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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