Lagavulin 20 Year Fèis Ìle 2020

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

4.5 out of 5 stars
Quite a difference from the 16y old standard bottling. The smokiness is there, but subtle. Sweet and fruity nose. Really pleasant. Even though bottled at high strength, its 20 years of maturation mellowed this scotch beautifully. Complex layers of flavors including dark fruits, marzipan sweetness, all wrapped in gentle smoke. I love the thick mouthfeel. Really impressed with this bottling. Perhaps disappointing for the die-hard 16y old Lagavulin fans, but I really appreciate this more gentle and complex expression that still clearly bears the Lagavulin signature. Well done!