Dram Review: Lagavulin Aged 16 Years (White Horse Distillers Bottling Bottled Circa Early 1990s)

[43.0%・16 Years Old・Bottled Circa 1990s・Official Bottling・General Release]

Nose:

Quite a spirited nose, the peat is fiery but not at all invasive, medicinal with green fruits and coal smoke combining really well together.  Iodine and campfire as it progresses, quite thrilling in a manageable manner.

Palate & Finish:

The soft fruits provide this pleasing sweetness and when combined with notes of plastic and dry twigs makes for an unexpected harmony.  Coal smoke side by side with lollies.

The peat extends softly in the finish.

Thoughts:

This one is a slightly earlier bottling to the other White Horse Distillers Bottling previously reviewed.

It’s a testament to the distillery that releases these days are not drastically compromised like many of its fellow key distilleries that were thriving a few decades ago.

But of course in saying that this White Horse is just finer and more special..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

P.S. Thank you Raf, thank you for this dramming experience my friend.

-Nicholas