Lagavulin 16 Year

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

4.5 out of 5 stars
Nose is bonfire embers, black pepper, sea salt, bitter toffee, honey, creme brulee. The taste is a backbone of sweet caramel; more of that creme brulee; and a smoky, peaty second taste. More black pepper and salt flakes. The finish is charcoal, peppery peat, a little barrel spice, but a dry-rub smokiness. This is obviously a superior Scotch. Balanced, smoky, rich, salty, peppery and simply wonderful.