Lagavulin 12 Years Special Release 2023 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey -750 ml
The Ink of Legends, fiercely rampant, with a clarity of vision and a sense of purpose none, can deny. A glorious and classic Lagavulin, Thick whispers Of rich smoke, etched with bright herbs and juicy plums, for indelible finish Finished in Don Julio Anejo tequila Cask, absolutely delicious.
Lustrous pale straw-gold.
Mild, drying, and soon, wonderfully aromatic; clean, fresh, and maritime, with top notes of sea air and Himalayan salt, supported by fragrant smoke-dried Lapsang Souchong tea, mineral salts, and light cleansing salve. Beneath these lie drier notes of cocoa powder and dried seaweed, with a squeeze of lemon zest, this salty sweetness imbued with wood smoke from a distant bonfire on the shore.
The texture is smooth and attractively oily; the taste sweet to start then soon growling with intense lemon acidity, with a sprinkling of sea salt and persistent char talking each sip. The overall salty-sweet taste is rounded, softened, and sweetened by a drop of water.
Long, with great waves of smoke, and roaring with chili pepper warmth. Even better with a dash of water. Smoke lasts wonderfully in the aftertaste.