Lagavulin 12 Year Old -2020 - Special Releases - Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
We are now in to the 19th annual release of cask strength, Lagavulin 12 year old.
Aged in refill American oak hogshead casks for at least 12 years then released as a limited edition.
Bottled at 56.4% abv with limited availability worldwide.
Nose: Mild overall, with light prickle. The top notes are unusually ashy for Lagavulin, but familiar hints of linseed oil soon reassure. Gradually fruity notes of hard candy (boiledsweets) emerge, as does a clean, fresh suggestion of the sea, like sniffing the sea air in a fishing harbour. With water, the aromas reduce and the more pungent, smoky notes comes lightly forward.
Palate: At natural strength, soft and smooth in texture with a big taste that is sweeter than expected. Smoky too, with a little salt. A clean, fresh Lagavulin that is very lightly drying mid-palate. The sweetness is more prominent with water, when the tastes are reduced yet broadly unchanged.
Finish: Long and very smoky, as the smokiness comes through much more strongly. Lightly drying, with an appetising salty aftertaste. With water, sweeter, though the smokiness still reasserts it self in the aftertaste