Lagavulin 1997-2013 DE
From the Lagavulin distillery on the island of Islay comes the 1997 Distillers Edition, a fantastic single malt which has been maturing since 1997 and enjoyed a finishing period in Pedro Ximénez cask before being bottled in 2013. Thick and honeyed with characteristic smoky notes, these Distillers Editions from Lagavulin are always an excellent excuse to crack open a box of dark chocolates alongside your whisky after dinner.
Possibly the best I've tried
It has a lot of similarities to the 16 year old, but to my pallet, there is just slightly less smoke and a bit more sweetness and it just makes it so much nicer to drink. Can't recommend it highly enough, especially for this price.
19th April 2015
If you're out of honey, he'll work as a nice substitute on your morning oats.
Good Scotch---- it's more of a smoke flavor then peat --- many confuse the two---- taste Caol ILA and you will taste and smell the difference of a pleated Scotch vs smokey Scotch--- they may both use a pleated barley but the difference is huge-- Some Scotch have both--- taste amrut fusion an India whiskey that has both flavors
12th March 2015
First off, beautiful bottle. If Laggy 16 had an illegitimate love child with an M&S jar of Manuka honey, PX '97 Distillers Edition. You almost wish the abv was a couple of notches higher so you just get that much more rounded lengthy rich finish but he's still exciting, warm & puts a massive smile on your face. The Friday night Jazz comment below is on point. Get two bottles of the PX '97 & be four times as happy.
25th January 2015
just more of everything that makes the normal 16 year great. More smoke, more Peat, just more. nice change.
6th January 2015
I have both and can barely tell them apart. Get two bottles of the 16 and be twice as happy.