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Lagavulin 12 Year Old
 56.5%   |    70cl

Powerful & peaty, the king of Islay, a small batch of Lagavulin matured in refill American oak casks. Lagavulin is an iconic Islay malt, its intense and smoky spirit steeped in history for over 200 years. Nestled in a rocky bay still dominated by a ruined castle that was once home to the Lords of the Isles, it seems as much their modern day success as the white-tailed eagle that soars high above the sea and shore nearby.
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Powerful & peaty, the king of Islay, a small batch of Lagavulin matured in refill American oak casks. Lagavulin is an iconic Islay malt, its intense and smoky spirit steeped in history for over 200 years. Nestled in a rocky bay still dominated by a ruined castle that was once home to the Lords of the Isles, it seems as much their modern day success as the white-tailed eagle that soars high above the sea and shore nearby.

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Lagavulin 12 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Islay.

Appearance

Bright gold.

Nose

A mild nose overall, with light prickle.

Body

Medium.

Palate

Smooth in texture and unexpectedly sweet, intense and very smoky from the off.

Finish

Long, warming, sweet and delightfully smoky.

Information

Distillery: Lagavulin

Age: 12 years old

Strength: 56.5%

Region: Islay

Appearance

Bright gold, polished brass. Good beading.

Nose

Classic Lagavulin. The nose is highly phenolic, with clean, fresh top notes of medical supplies; carbolic, dentists’ mouthwash and medicine cupboards, all on an ashy base, reminiscent of a recently extinguished peat fire. A savoury note and a mineral, maritime note; sea air, tarry ropes, seaweed, sand. With water, the last comes to dominate, quietly.

Palate

At natural strength, smooth in texture and unexpectedly sweet, intense and very smoky from the off. with light acidity, a sprinkle of sea-salt and a very smoky finish, long and warming. A little salt, no pepper. Benchmark distillery character throughout, exactly as is expected from a Lagavulin 12. At reduced strength the taste remains the same.

Finish

Long, warming, sweet and delightfully smoky. Lightly drying, leaving the breath smoky. With water, sweeter and smoother, though the smokiness reasserts itself at the close.