Lagavulin 12 2008 Bottling Note
Third of a very limited series of special releases from the essential Islay distillery. Delightfully subtle differences compared to previous 12 year old releases. This is the 2008 edition, a cask strength whisky matured in refill bourbon casks.
The nose is fresh and crisp and excellent clarity. Notes of oily phenols and a rich coastal character. Hints of smoke and wood creep in with peat and a touch iodine. The palate is smoky and nutty with peppery spice and a touch of sweetness. The finish is long and tarry and quite acrid with notes of smoky oak.