The 12 year Islay favorite is a one of the very special releases from Lagavulin, and we hope you'll cherish it. Cask Strength bottlings tend to bring a lot of flavor to the table, and this is no exception. Lagavulin 12 is super-complex, with waxed cherries and cinnamon interlaced with briny spice and lemon peel aromas. Those aromas balance nicely with touches of vanilla and smoke. The palate is oily and viscous, and the cinnamon note dominates at the entry, and mellows out through the long finish that highlights the fruit and smoke.
Islay is a small island with a big attitude and the epicenter for peat-laden whisky. Miles and miles of peat bog provide the raw material whose influence is the moniker for Islay malts, of which Lagavulin is perhaps best known. Its rich peaty water runs down the brown burn from the Solan Lochs in the hills above the distillery. This water, along with long fermentation, distillation and maturation, ensures that Lagavulin develops all of its distinct rich, peaty character. It's a spirit that likes to take its time, but rewards you with a distinctive malt that has no equal.