lagavulin 8 year old
Initially released as a special edition to celebrate Lagavulin's 200th Anniversary, the 8 year old is now making its way into the core range after being so well received. With non age statement whiskies causing such contention it was refreshing to see such a big name distillery go with an age statement below 10 years old.
Wild and coastal on the nose with campfire smoke and heavy phenolic notes. The palate is thick and oily with cracked pepper and again that explosion of smoke that goes right on to the long lingering finish.