94 Points "…this superlative 12 year old confirms why many consumers like their Lagavulin younger. This is Lagavulin at its very best." Gavin Smith Whisky Advocate
This exceptional release is matured 12 long years and is incredibly complex, showing maritime aromas melding with red fruits, vanilla and campfire. The palate is characteristically oily and viscous, and a beautiful spice takes over at the entry, and permeates through the finish while layering with vanilla, brine and red fruits. This Islay favorite is an incredibly drinkable whisky with a lively personality. Cherish it with friends and family this year!
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.