Whisky Type: Single Malt
Age: 12 Year Old
Maturation: From refill hogsheads and butts selected for quality alone
Availability: Limited Quantities Worldwide
Bottle Size: 700ml
A single vintage 12YO Lagavulin chosen for its purity of cask expression alone and a true individual; smooth-textured and soaring in taste and intensity, with a long and deeply smoky finish.
The aromas of this modern day King of Islay are elusive, until familiar hints of ash and linseed oil emerge. A light fruity note follows, as does a clean, fresh whiff of the sea, like breathing in the air of Lagavulin bay.
Mild overall, with light prickle. Gradually fruity notes of hard candy (boiled sweets) emerge, as does a clean, fresh suggestion of the sea, like sniffing the sea air in a fishing harbour.
At natural strength, soft and smooth in texture with a big taste that is sweeter than expected. Smoky too, with a little salt. A clean, fresh Lagavulin that is very lightly drying mid- palate. The sweetness is more prominent with water, when the tastes are reduced yet broadly unchanged.
Long and very smoky, as the smokiness comes through much more strongly. Lightly drying, with an appetising salty aftertaste.