Yet another cracking 12 Year Old limited edition Lagavulin from Diageo’s Special Releases, the twelfth of the series. Vatted from refill American Oak casks before being bottled at natural cask strength, this Kildalton coast classic is simply excellent.
Nose: Nutty with integrated citrus (lemon iced tea?), mossy peat and soot.
Palate: Big but well balanced with cocoa, seaweed and sweet, well-barbecued vegetable kebabs.
Finish: Oily smoke and cocoa.
Overall: Excellent, as expected. A flavoursome, chocolatey, smoky treat.