Lagavulin 12 2011 Limited Edition

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 57.5%
Score: 93 points

This cask-strength Lagavulin was matured in refill bourbon casks, and there’s no alcohol burn on the nose despite the high ABV. The nose does have driftwood campfire smoke, wet briny sand, and mild roofing tar notes. The taste is smoky and intense, but doesn’t overwhelm touches of pear, mango, and honey underneath. Tarry and medicinal with iodine as well. The finish is long and smoky, and curls up the back of the throat nicely. Very rich and complex.

Mark Gillespie

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