Lagavulin Feis Ile 2017

Lagavulin Feis Ile 2017

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Lagavulin / Diageo

Region: Islay

56.1% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 16 Years

Cask Type: Double matured in Muscatel Wood (Assuming Ex-bourbon and maybe sherry too?)

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Golden

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Gentle smoke, vanilla, oak, barley sugar, a bit of earth and salt with a peach undertone.

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Pepper, smoke, wood char, toasted nuts, honey, and apricot.

Finish: Buttery, with a medium warmth and finish. Peat smoke and melon slices.

Thoughts: This was a blind sample compared with the Caol Ila distillers edition I recently had I much prefer this (I think Laga got the muscatel casks from Caol Ila actually). The muscatel cask influence is very muted, but pure uncut Laga is a decent malt in its own right.

Score: 83 out of 100

 

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