Lagavulin 7 Year Old Islay Jazz Festival 2022 Exclusive Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl
This 7 year old Lagavulin Jazz Festival Exclusive, which can only be found on particular ecom channels, is a new edition to the event this year, which we hope will delight fans of the brand who are unable to make it to the Distillery in person. We created this young single malt scotch whisky as a golden opportunity to showcase the vibrancy and life that is found in Lagavulin spirit, and the seven years in cask just hones the flavour and adds a touch of sweetness without dampening any of its vibrancy. It’s a fairly straightforward and uncomplicated whisky! The addition of ex-bourbon casks, along with the bottling at cask strength offers a different perspective on the other well-known Lagavulin whisky flavours.
- SCOTTISH MASTERCLASS - The Lagavulin 7YO Jazz Festival Exclusive was matured in a mix of refill and ex-bourbonhogsheads. With its breezy confidence, this clean and concise expression of Lagavulin character, the youngest released for many a year, makes a perfect dram for a blowy day.
- PURE FLAVOUR - This is a very pure and honest expression of Lagavulin, and at cask strength it’s a particularly intense and flavoursome dram. The taste is lightly sweet, rounded and citrus-fruity while also notably salty. Then smoky flavours are coming through, growing more and more, as threads of pungent wood smoke lead straight to white pepper heat late on.
- SERVE SUGGESTION - Fresh, clear and simple; a fine outdoors dram, preferably enjoyed on the beach, accompanied by fresh oysters. Best served neat in a whisky glass, bringing out some peaty-smoke, when you add a touch of water.
- GIFTING IDEA - A wonderfully exclusive gift to any whisky-enthusiast, who enjoys an intense, flavoursome single malt scotch or who couldn't make it in person to the distillery's own Jazz Festival 2022. Lagavulin fans will want to play this one over and over.
Light to medium.
A mild nose with light prickle despite the strength. The top-notes are both maritime, suggesting a briny, fresh sea breeze with a trace of iodine, and citric, backed by a chalky mineral note on a faintly medicinal base, with little peat-smoke so far.... though adding a drop of water soon brings up that subject!
At natural strength, a smooth and gently oily texture. The taste is lightly sweet, rounded and citrus-fruity while also notably salty, then smoky, growing more and more so, as threads of pungent wood smoke lead straight to white pepper heat late on. Water softens and calms the flow; the balance now is poised between softer sweetness and ever-present smoke.
Quite long, smoky and drying, as more than a little of the spicy heat entwines with the smoke in a pleasing and warming finale. Similar with water, when there is a mouth cooling aftertaste.