Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2015
Peated Single Malt
Lagavulin // Islay, Scotland
Lagavulin celebrates the annual Fèis Ìle celebration with a limited edition release. Their 2015 expression was a 24 year-old gem bottled at a robust 59.9% ABV. The spirit was triple-matured, with all of the liquid moving from ex-bourbon casks to ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry, and then into old puncheon barrels. 3,500 bottles were in the release; a larger offering is planned for the 2016 edition after the clamor over its predecessor.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry, used puncheon barrels
"The nose offers honey and apricot, along with salt, and some fiery heat from its cask strength. A rich, sweet palate also showcases its heritage with nuttiness from the sherry casks, and toffee and dark chocolate from the bourbon casks. On the finish, some black pepper and spice arrive, along with honey, and campfire smoke. Overall, less fruit and smoke than most Lagavulin releases, with wood factoring in more heavily. "