Slainte-Mhath

Lagavulin 7 Year Cask Ends (WM Cadenhead)

Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

Tasted
4.0
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sourced from an undisclosed Kildalton distillery, this Cadenhead's malt presumably is one of the rare independent bottlings of Lagavulin. Mineral peat smoke, oysters and coal tar take you swiftly to Islay, with notes of pine needles, anise and seaweed emerging from the background. An impressive nose for a 7-year-old whisky! Raw and pungent, the arrival hits the palate with a wave of peat. Dry citrus, honey and bitter resin follow closely behind, leading to a prolonged, briny and slightly rough finish. This is 'Big Peat on steroids' and a silver bullet against colds. RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
25.0 EUR per Bottle
  • Rick_M

    @Slainte-Mhath - over the years I’ve noticed that Lagavulin is good for whatever ails you. :)

  • Slainte-Mhath

    @PBMichiganWolverine Cadenhead's has old contracts with many distilleries to purchase casks, dating back many decades. New IBs will certainly not be able to aquire such casks because the distilleries won't sell.

  • Slainte-Mhath

    Additional comment: Both at the Cadenhead's shop in Edinburgh and during a Cadenhead tasting, this whisky was revealed to be a Lagavulin. In theory, 'Kildalton distillery' could also mean Ardbeg or Laphroaig, but both are rather unlikely. Independent bottlings of Ardbeg are super-rare, and Laphroaig usually allows independent bottlers to mention the distillery name on the label. You can find this whisky in 70 cl bottles as 'William Cadenhead Single Islay Malt', 7 years old.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    I didn’t realize Lag sells to IBs. Thought they were the lone holdout