Volume: 700ml ABV: 43% Age: 16 Years Old Country: Scotland
This whisky is the starting point for most whisky drinkers who are looking to explore the shores of Islay and discover peated whisky. It has peat smoke, it has a perfectly balanced sweetness and finishes with a dry finesse. Your journey of the whisky isle starts here.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Deep amber.
Nose: A typically full-on Lagavulin nose that also shows great finesse, with less ripe fruit than earlier bottlings. Bergamot scented wood-smoke surrounds a sophisticated complex of sweeter aromas; smooth and creamy toffee sauce on digestive biscuits with shavings of milk chocolate. Later, appetising lemon and white pepper notes. With water, the aromas embrace toasted cereal and take on a roasted, nutty quality but the fragrant smoke always returns.
Palate: Dusty, very sweet, then positively smoky, as with roasted chestnuts from a street vendor on a winter’s morning; Or a real-wood fired pizza with fresh pesto and pine kernels. Leaves the tongue tingling. Cleaner with water, which brings a smooth mouth feel and sophisticated smoke.
Finish: Long and smoky, with large amounts of exquisite smoke and a fragrant smoky aftertaste. Toasted sesame seeds and basil. Water brings out Indian spices (roasted cumin).
|Dimensions||35 × 14 × 14 cm|
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