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(£82.79 per litre)
The Islay representative in the 'Classic Malts' series is a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty bruiser. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers.
Runner Up in TWE's Whisky of the Year 2014.Tasting Notes (1)
Tasting Notes by David Broom for Whisky Advocate
Lagavulin is a classic example of how smoke isn't a blunt instrument that covers everything in a fog, but an element that works with all the flavours produced in distillation and maturation. Lagavulin isn't 'smokey,' its peat moves into a weird territory of Lapsang Souchong tea and pipe tobacco, fishboxes and kippers. It smells of laurel and light cereal, but is always sweet. The palate shows more creosote, with hints of kelp and a little touch of iodine. Complex.
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The worst whisky I have ever tasted and I love my whisky.
This is the absolute best Islay malt I’ve ever had the pleasure to experience. The taste is a magical blend of peat, smoke, and fruit. The complexity of this Scotch is absolutely enchanting but it is not for the faint of heart. If you are not a fan of rich Islay smoke, then this is not for you. If you crave the best that Islay malts have to offer, then set aside some quiet time to enjoy a dram. Cheers!
If I were allowed only one luxury to take to my desert island, this would be it. The nectar of the Gods!
I have wanted to try this whisky for a long time and it really is something else. I was expecting to enjoy it a little bit more, however I still found it to be a great and complex drink. On the nose I was getting sea salt and heavy peat, almost a barbecue smell. My Mum mentioned cooked meats and I could smell that after she mentioned it. The taste is very complex. I will definitely be going back to this one when I have a better grip on whisky as a whole. A thick smokey, leathery drink with a meaty background, almost an oily complexion. I personally preferred it after adding a touch of water, really opened it all up and softened the blow.
The Best whisky I've ever had.
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