Lagavulin The Distillers Edition 2005
Double matured in Pedro Ximinez cask wood, this is a mellow Lagavulin, peat-rich, sweet and very more-ish. Region The distinguished brother from Islay’s coast. Appearance Golden treacle. Nose Intense peat and vanilla. A raisin sweetness checks the smoke. Iodine-edged peat and crisp, roasty malt. Satisfying and enticing. Body Full bodied and rich in texture. Palate A clear, grassy malt, then the peat lands – smoke filling the mouth. A very salty tang, the middle offers coffee, vanilla and fruit. Finish Incredibly long, even by Islay standards. Fruit, peat and long-lasting oak. Very chewable.