Lagavulin 18 Year Fèis Ìle 2018

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

I took my last 1 ounce of this, and my last 1 ounce of a 20 yr old Imperial (closed distillery), along with a bit of a 44 yr old blend by Cadenhead, and mixed it all together. I won’t rate it, since it’ll throw off the average, but...it was an interesting experiment. The Lag is really softened. The intense burnt ember is now more like smoky berries and honeycomb. I still prefer the original Lag, just for sheer complexity and power, but the blend seems to work quite well as a finessed fruity smoky variant.