Lagavulin 12 Year Old
70cl / 57.8%
18th Release Special Releases 2018
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Lagavulin 12 Year Old Reviews
Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Singed leaves, sweet peat and damp earth – a mismanaged forest campfire after a rainstorm. Sweeter notes build, with pink shrimp sweets, joined by crashing waves and damp leather. Soft spicey notes develop, along with pine trees and a touch of lime.
Palate: Chocolate-covered pine needles and leafy undergrowth. The sweetness from the nose is here too, with icing sugar and barley sugar balanced by zesty lime.
Finish: Minerally and minty, with leathery smoke and sawdust touches.
Comment: Definitely sweeter than I expected, but still a raw but well-balanced display of Lagavulin’s ‘other side’.