Lagavulin Distillery Only Bottling Note
A very special Lagavulin, this "distillery only" bottling is made with the remnant of whisky from a previous bottling run of Distiller's Edition. It is then re-casked and left for a few extra years.
An Outstanding Release
Somehow better than the 16
Is this still available anywhere? One of the best Lagavulin releases available at any price. There is a complex dryness that really contrasts with the sweet and slightly briny oily undertones, wonderful layers of smoke that you would come to expect but somehow more rounded than the 16 or the DE. If you can find one, buy it.
17th January 2012
It may not be justified by the price difference, but if that is less of an issue, the DO edition is more subtle than the 16 with additional nuanced flavors like burnt caramel, or a mild smoked sea salt. Worth it if ya got it.
27th September 2011