Lagavulin 25 Year
Peated Single Malt
Lagavulin // Islay, Scotland
Following the release of their 8-year expression and continuing the celebration for the distillery's 200th anniversary is the release of Lagavulin 25 Year, which is a tribute to all the distillery's craftsmen over the years. A limited 8,000 bottles of this expression are available beginning in June 2016, with only 1,200 allocated for the US. It has matured exclusively in ex-sherry casks and bottled at its natural cask strength.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"Stewed fruits and dried apricots open the nose, with a meaty smokiness, charcoal, both seaweed and seashell, and iodine. The palate enters with drying smoke, with a background of zingy ginger, citrus zest and honey, and layers of smoke, peat, and salt. Big, intense finish, with a hearty Islay trio of smoke, brine, and iodine, trailing off into peat, pepper, and seaweed. There are long finishes, and then there's this, which simply goes and goes. Ongoing flavor continues rolling in, the tumbling waves of Islay's coastlines bottled up."