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Lagavulin 16yr (Distillers Edition 1991)

05 Jul

Whisky Details

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Distillery:Lagavulin
Bottler: Lagavulin
Years Matured: 16
Style: Single Malt
Alcohol:  43.0%
Price: $$

Tasting Notes

Appearance: tawny
Nose: peaty, light smoke, salty, sherried
Body: rich, smooth
Palate: smooth, very sweet, turning warm, medicinal
Finish:  long, light spice, woody, more peat, lingering sherried sweetness

Flavor Profile

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Final Thoughts

Lagavulin is widely thought of as one of the leading Islay distilleries, and for good reason.  They have a strong history of turning out flavorful and well rounded malts.  This particular vatting is finished in Pedro Ximenez (PX) sherry casks which impart extremely sweet notes of raisins and molasses.  Balancing out the sweet are the traditional smells of Islay; peat, smoke, and seaweed.  The finish is long and balanced.  A fantastic malt for a reasonable price.

Grade: A- (92)