Lagavulin 12 Year (2016 Special Release)
Peated Single Malt
Lagavulin // Islay, Scotland
A regular representative of Islay on Diageo's annual Special Releases, is the Lagavulin 12 Year. Although younger than its famous older sib, the Lagavulin 16 Year, this single malt expression is one of the most popular releases in the annual line-up with the brand's strong fan base and the bottling's more affordable price tag. It's bottled at its natural cask-strength of 57.7% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"The nose is bright and fruity, with tropical fruits, green melons, bubblegum, and bananas, all in front of honey, salt, smoke, and peat. The palate then immediately shifts to dry and peaty, with smoke, salt, black pepper, and oak. A lengthy, lingering finish shows big campfire smoke, peat, and asphalt. Add water to reveal more sweetness on the palate, with toffee and caramel. "