The 16 Year Old is Lagavulin's flag-ship malt...and what a ship it is. Absolutely superb from start to finish, wonderfully intense. You really get up, close and personal with this one.
A bold and strong nose with peat smoke and iodine aromas balancing harmoniously with the sweetness of vanilla and rich spices.
The palate is powerful with a dried fruit sweetness. Clouds of smoke and strong, barley-malt flavours, warming with an intense flavour. You almost find yourself chewing your way through it.
Just as you are beginning to think that it is calming down there is an explosion of peppery smoke. Wow.