Lagavulin 12

Lagavulin 12

Price: $120 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Lagavulin / Diageo

Region: Islay

56.8% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 12 years

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: White wine

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Mossy peat, salt, vanilla, soap. Leather, citrus, olives

Mouthfeel: Oily

Palate/Taste: Smoke, citrus, vanilla, sweet brine, sugar, honey, pepper, and slight creaminess

Finish: Dry and wet at the same time, oak, pepper, salt, and creamy vanilla, medium warmth and length.

Thoughts: It’s not as raw as the 8 year, but it’s the purest expression I can think of Laga compared to the 16.

Score: 83 out of 100

 

 

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