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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Whisky Review: Lagavulin Aged 12 Years 2014 Edition

Tasting Notes Lagavulin Aged 12 Years Cask Strength 2014 Edition ✓ [Recommended if you like the style/distillery] Style: Smoky and Crisp Nose: Begins with caramelised bacon and fresh pineapple, followed by some grassy, slightly floral and pine scent. Intermediate peat wrapping around the fruity and flourishing vanilla notes with light spices. Really smoky through and through. Palate: Heavy…

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