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Lagavulin 12 Year Old (2012 Special Release)

(70cl, 56.1%)
Lagavulin 12 Year Old (2012 Special Release)
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(7 Reviews)

Lagavulin 12 2012 Bottling Note

This is the astounding 11th release of one of our favourite cask-strength whiskies - Lagavulin 12 year old. This 2012 edition is a smoky, zesty whisky with masses of character.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Spent matches and wood smoke. A big dose of sea spray with hints of malt wine. Lemon zest, lip balm and lemonade. Fresh apple peel and salted butter.

Palate: A medium body with huge peat smoke notes. Dried grass, cocoa and coal tar. Candied lemons, pine oil and manuka honey. Barnyard notes.

Finish: Long, smoky finish with notes of treacle and Black Forest honey.

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User Reviews of the Lagavulin 12 Year Old (2012 Special Release)

Simple the best

Nothing else to say. Made me love peated scotch and is still my Top 1 favorite scotch. Smokey and peated without the medicinal note. Perfect.

23rd February 2015

Believe the hype ( 2013 )

I didn't believe all the reviews could be correct but they are. This scotch is upfront but so smooth. Smoky but sweet, not as much iodine as other Islays. The alcohol is masked incredibly well, not too much though. The first sip will make you a believer, and a wee bit impoverished.

11th November 2014

A Special Lagavulin

Quality, quality. This is a robust cask-strength that does not disappoint. Huge peat and smoke finish, a steady delivery to the taste and matured. A long,finish which is complex with bitter spices and pine.
This is a bottle you take your time with.

7th July 2014


2013 release is phenomenal. One of my favorite drams

5th July 2014

A Present

My dad's being going on and on about how if money is no option this is what he would want... finally i saved enough and he's going to love it.

16th October 2013

Crowned the King at Our Tasting

We lined 'em up: The Balvenie15, Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Laphroaig10, Laphroaig18, Lagavulin Pedro Ximenez1995, Lagavulin16, Lagavulin12 Special Edition (2012 release) - 8 bottles of the best drinks we had. We were careful to take just a sip of each with enough time in-between to allow the previous dram to finish completely. We all WANTED to know what we each thought was the best. What better way than to try them all side-by-side! The order I listed the scotch is the end result for the majority of people there. The Lagavulin12 SE is absolutely above the 16 (always my favorite) as this Special Edition scotch simply demands more respect. This bottle will last me a long, long time as I don't feel qualified to drink it without a Special Occasion. ;-)

16th March 2013

My prize to come

Having fallen for the 2011 release, my wife has promised me a bottle of this if I lose 1.5st. Challenge accepted! Very excited!My rating is based on the 2011 edition.

7th January 2013

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