Lagavulin 16 year old, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
One of the great single malts of our timeL, for most it is near perfection. Fantastic to have an older Islay malt that holds it smoky character but does not let it over power the superior casks used for its maturation.
Nose: More like Lapsang Souchong tea than Lapsang Souchong! One of the smokiest noses from Islay. It's big, very, very concentrated, and redolent of iodine, sweet spices, good, mature Sherry and creamy vanilla. Stunning.
Palate: Very thick and rich. A massive mouthful of malt and Sherry with good fruity sweetness, but also a wonderful sweetness. Big, powerful peat and oak.
Finish: Long, spicy finish, figs, dates, peat smoke, vanilla.