Lagavulin 12 Year (2012 Special Release)

Peated Single Malt

Lagavulin // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    4.17
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 102 )

Bottled in 2012, this is a 12 Year Limited Edition single malt from Lagavulin. It is aged in refill American oak and is bottled at just over 112 proof. The Special Release Collection is a yearly release of bottlings from some of Diageo's many holdings, which often will include bottlings from closed distilleries, cask strength releases, and/or special finishing for their single malts.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    56.1
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    refill American oak

Tasting Notes

"There are medicinal notes found on the nose, like bandages and chlorine. Baked apples and Cracker Jack popcorn is nestled in there as well. As you taste, the peat completely takes over everything with a little sweetness as if you smoked cotton candy. The finish is drying and bitter, and we say that as a positive note. This dram is perfect for when you've had a bad day. Pour yourself a glass of this and exhale all of your troubles away."

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Flavor Profile

Peaty & Smoky