By far the most popular of the Distiller's Edition series this double matured Lagavulin has had a finishing period in sweet, sticky Pedro Ximinez sherry casks. A whisky that never disappoints. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
OMG,... just opening the bottle and smelling is a complete 'Christmas' stereo type in one... lucious smoke, sweet richness and a sharp undertone but with a smoothness and yet a pitency that makes it an indugence, an addiction and heaven in a glass...
... in summary...
... this aint half bad..
.... OK ... this whisky will spoil you, your bank account and your taste buds... OUTRAGEOUS
- anonymous, 15th Jun '12
A wonderful marriage of sea salt, coal dust and sweetness. In my opinion, an improvement on the standard 16YO
- Paulo, 30th Nov '11
What a delightful whisky! First I hoped for a bigger, bolder and an overall more powerful experience and I thought the lack of suprise and complexity was a fault. But now I realize it's perfect as it is. Not all whisky needs to be an overwhelming, high scoring, once-in-a-lifetime drambut just a highly drinkable, delicious...oh well, just buy it and enjoy it!
- Propaganja, 28th Oct '11
This is one spectacular whisky. Big and bold, with the Lagavulin smoke infused with a subtle sweetness. I'd say it's more immediately likeable and approachable than the Lagavulin 16, but both, of course are excellent.
- Manu, 19th Oct '11
the matter of taste... I love it a lot poersonally - it has good balance. Anyway, I liked 1993 more.
- Povilas, 19th Oct '11
Really nice. Just the right amount of smokiness and sweetness for me. I haven't felt the need to add water as I do with other Islay malts. From a purely aesthetic point of view it has a gorgeous colour too.
- Adrian, 12th Oct '11
Decided to try this having been impressed with the 16. Nose is exceptional; smoky like the 16 but fruity and subtly sweet. The flavor is rich rounded and balanced with a perfect amount of pepper, just lovely. The finish is very long and distinctive; first a wonderful peppery edge but without being bitter like an Ardbeg10, then fading to a mellow hint of sweetness which lingers for ages, very moreish. Joint No1 Islay alongside the much peatier but still excellent Laphroiag 10.
- James D., 20th Jul '11
Ignore Jinja below, this whiskey is fantastic, well worth it's double gold this year at the SF worlds. Way better than the 16!!
- anonymous, 19th Jul '11
- Telford D., 3rd Jun '11
Tastes like two great whiskies living together unhappily. Although not that bad, it's overarching taste is that of missed potential.
- Jinja, 20th Mar '11
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