Lagavulin Fèis Ìle 2015

Peated Single Malt

Lagavulin // Islay, Scotland

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    4.27
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 11 )

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.

  • age
    24 Year
  • abv
    59.9
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry, used puncheon barrels

Tasting Notes

"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. "

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Rich & Sweet