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Lagavulin 12 Year Old
 56.5%   |    70cl

This is a natural cask strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky with great depth of taste from the essential Islay distillery, Lagavulin, on the island's rocky south coast. Beautifully diverse in nature yet direct in appeal, it’s both complex and rewarding and simply a delight to drink. With minerality bursting into fruit and layers of smoke, it perfectly expresses the distillery character.

This is a natural cask strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky with great depth of taste from the essential Islay distillery, Lagavulin, on the island's rocky south coast. Beautifully diverse in nature yet direct in appeal, it’s both complex and rewarding and simply a delight to drink. With minerality bursting into fruit and layers of smoke, it perfectly expresses the distillery character.

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

Region

Isle of Islay

Appearance

Very pale silvery gold, with moderate beading.

Nose

Simple, natural and mild. Clean and fresh, with intense sweetness at the front, prickly smoke at the back and savoury, green and earthy notes at its core. The smoke builds, adding richer notes and in time the sweetness is lighter with fruitier tones.

Body

Light and smoothly oily.

Palate

Easily approached at natural strength. With a first burst of liquorice the sweetness grows in the mid-palate, as golden syrup suffused with the savoury smoke of burning leaves. The smoke becomes sweeter until finally the greenness returns as gently drying grass.

Finish

Sweet and of medium length.

Information

Make: Lagavulin

Age: 12 Years Old

Strength: 56.5% ABV

Place of Origin: Lagavulin

Region: Isle of Islay

Palate

Easily approached at natural strength; rich and sweet, with a first burst of liquorice quickly supplanted by greener notes. The sweetness grows in the mid-palate, as golden syrup suffused with the savoury smoke of burning leaves, and smoked meat. That smoke becomes sweeter and spicier with black pepper and cinnamon, nutmeg and golden sugar. Finally, the greenness returns as gently drying grass. Water (it can take a good splash) emphasizes lightness, sweetness and smoke; the smoke now more mineral, the syrup and fruit simpler, fresher.

Nose

Simple, natural and mild; clean and fresh, with intense sweetness at the front, prickly smoke at the back and savoury, green and earthy notes at its core. Sweet sponge or liquorice, old-fashioned cleansing soap and wet wool are to the fore, then rock pools and sandy beaches, burning pine needles and ferns. The smoke builds, adding richer notes of smoked bacon and more austere mineral notes of cooled beach bonfires. In time the sweetness is lighter, with fruitier tones of apple, sweet pear and barbecued banana. A drop of water introduces a peppery note to the nose-feel and a thread of smoke to the aroma.

Finish

Sweet and of medium length, with a lingering smoky aftertaste.