Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Lagavulin 16 is probably one of the best official bottlings of Islay
Whisky. Consistently great throughout the years, we reckon most of our
staff have owned a bottle at one time or another. Heavily peated spirit,
that has been aged for 16 years in oak casks. They say Johnnie Depp buys
a dram just for the aroma (he's teetotal) and Ron Swanson (if you watch
lots of tv, you'll know him) calls it "mothers milk". Their distillation
produces a robust spirit, which combined with the smoke, produces a
complex dram known for its Lapsang Souchong aroma.
Staff Tasting Notes A real stunner. A complex nose with great
depth. Aromas of antiseptic ointment, hot wax, rubber bands and toffee.
Once it opens in the glass, meatiness and bbq sauce. A sweet, creamy
palate, with a bit of peat to follow.