Type: Single Malt
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.