Dram Review: Lagavulin Bottled Exclusively to Celebrate Feis Ile 2008 Distilled in 1993

[52.9%・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2008・Official Bottling・Cask No. 1403・ Single Cask Release] Nose: Endearingly rounded, gently Sherried and with an elegant sea breeze following through. This is this certain creamy tone with a soft umami touch. Palate & Finish: Delicious and gooey, immensely creamy for a Lagavulin with red fruits infused to the dense red tea…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Available Only at the Distillery Distilled in 1993

[56.5%・Distilled in 1993・Bottled in 2007・Official Bottling・Cask No. 4893・ Single Cask Release] Nose: Ocean produce with a prominent presence of wet sand, some Chinese herbs mixed along with cocoa dust. Palate & Finish: Dry, dark and bitter, anise wrapped in peat smoke whilst being incredibly herbal. A lengthy tail of peat smoke and bitter chocolate. Thoughts:…

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Whisky Review: Lagavulin Aged 12 Years Diageo Special Release 2019

Style: Sweet and Smoky Nose:Ah, welcome back old friend, we meet again. Robust smoky sweetness – Cloudy lemonade, squid ink, brimstone, liquorice roots, kelp and ambers. Nothing unfamiliar, but really good. Dried chilli carrying tremendous energy, orange citrus oil injected into a tropical fruits shell. Burnt wood remaining in the bonfire pit beside the beach.…

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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…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Aged 18 Years Feis Ile 2018

[53.9%・18 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 6,000 Bottles] Nose: Surprisingly quite dirtily peated, the oak also comes on quite strong.  Powdery sugar sprinkled atop of dried fruits. Palate & Finish: Jammy fruits and oily toffee, the fiery and tarry peat punches through, a heap of black pepper atop of a slightly waxy underlay…

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Dram Review: Cask of Distinction Lagavulin Select Cask Aged 23 Years (Cask No. 9001)

[48.7%・23 Years Old・Distilled in 1995・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Cask No. 9001・Single Cask Release of 396 Bottles] Nose: Surprisingly mellow, a relaxed setting of oyster shells, seaweed and iodine. A soft charcoal smoke ropes in plums and can pineapples as minerals run gracefully underneath. Palate & Finish: Bold entrance with the green fruits, the creaminess of the…

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Dram Review: Cask of Distinction Lagavulin Select Cask Aged 20 Years (Cask No. 0002)

[56.3%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Cask No. 0002・Single Cask Release of 240 Bottles] Nose: Mothballs and band-aid plasters, seaweed and diesel coming across as a tad muddy.  White fruits unfold in time with some smoked bacon getting baked in the background. Palate & Finish: Soft fruits poached in molasses, a nice dose of…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival 2012

[54.5%・15 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2012・Official Bottling・Cask No. 1894・Single Cask Release of 624 Bottles] Nose: The salty and metallic notes paint a scene of a fishing boat entering a small harbour.  Iodine and paprika mixed with menthol and a sly honey sweetness, nougat and seaweed followed by a casual splash of pepper. In time,…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Aged 16 Years (White Horse Distillers Glasgow, Bottled Circa 1990)

[43.0%・Bottled Circa 1990・16 Years Old・Original Bottling・General Release] Nose: The seaweed driven peat is fascinating, thin crust of sea salt brushed against fine layers of tar and curry spices; with a faint underlay of creamy fragrance. Palate & Finish: A refined cut of peat that draws out a burst of lemony zing; followed by a gentle…

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Dram Review: Lagavulin Aged 25 Years (200th Anniversary)

[51.7%・Bottled In 2016・25 Years Old・Original Bottling・Limited Release of 8000 Bottles] Nose: The nose paints a picture of a misty winter morning on Islay, cold water hitting the sand, bringing about some seaweed. There is this distant bonfire that is somewhat memory triggering, soothing and soft as traces of plastic, muscat grapes, ginger and menthol, chalk…

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