Lagavulin Special Release Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 2020 12 year old
This single vintage Lagavulin has been matured in traditional refill American oak casks selected to give a perfect expression of distillery character. Soaring in taste and intensity, the flavour is powerful and assertive yet subtly sweet. Lagavulin is an iconic Islay malt, its majestic spirit steeped in history for over two hundred years. Standing proud in a rocky bay crowned with a castle by the Lords of the Isles, who long ago ruled Islay, it reigns supreme today like the White-Tailed Eagle that soars high above the sea and shore nearby. The aromas of this modern-day King of Islay are elusive until familiar hints of ash and linseed oil emerge. A light fruity note follows, as does a clean, fresh whiff of the sea, like breathing in the air of Lagavulin bay. The texture is smooth, the big taste sweeter than expected, intense and deeply smoky, with a long and commanding finish. Serve neat or with ice. An elusive aroma for Lagavulin, with a big taste, especially at natural strength.