Lagavulin 12 Years Special Release 2019 is a special batch of cask-strength Lagavulin 12 year old from American oak refill casks which has been has been included in the annual Diageo Special Release line up every year since 2002. Variations between the different batches to date, which have often been vatted from whiskies at least 12 years old, make for fascinating comparison.
A P P E A R A N C E : Bright gold, polished brass. Good beading.
N O S E : A mild nose overall, with light prickle. Classic Lagavulin. The nose is highly phenolic, with clean, fresh top notes of medical supplies, all on an ashy base, reminiscent of a recently extinguished peat fire. A savoury note and a mineral, maritime note; sea air, tarry ropes, seaweed, sand. With water, the last comes to dominate, quietly.
B O D Y: Medium.
P AL AT E : At natural strength, smooth in texture and unexpectedly sweet, intense and very smoky from the off. With light acidity, a sprinkle of sea-salt and a very smoky finish, long and warming. A little salt, no pepper. Benchmark distillery character throughout, exactly as is expected from a Lagavulin 12 year old. At reduced strength the taste remains the same.
F I N I S H : Long, warming, sweet and delightfully smoky. Lightly drying, leaving the breath smoky. With water, sweeter and smoother, though the smokiness reasserts itself at the close.
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