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A must have LMDW“ Drier, livelier and sharper than its renowned elder sibling, the Lagavulin 16 Year Old, the 12 Year Old Cask Strength is already in its 14th edition. Since its beginnings in 2002, it has continuously lived up to its reputation as an extreme single malt. Revered every year by loyal fans of authentic Islays, this 13th edition is once again marked by characteristic notes of peat smoke. We too have been fans from the very beginning.
A limited vintage much-appreciated by enthusiasts, every year the Lagavulin 12 Year Old Natural Cask Strength comes out at the same time as other bottlings from the Special Releases range. Bottled at cask strength, undiluted and non-chill filtered, this is a delicious and revitalising malt. The initial impression is of a fairly reserved member of the Lagavulin family. Yet it quickly opens up to become more expressive with a dash of water. Intense notes of pine mingle with the acridity of smoke, making this ideal when paired with light but intensely-flavoured meals.
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Lagavulin was the first distillery to legally produce whisky on the Isle of Islay. Located to the east of Port Ellen, which provides it with its malted barley, Lagavulin produces a peaty malt in strict respect of the island’s traditions. Smoky, marine and delicately woody, Lagavulin’s character has become a veritable ambassador for the Islay malts, particularly thanks to the Lagavulin 16 Year Old, which was chosen to represent the Islay malts in the Classic Malts range, and which has, in the space of 20 years, become a veritable icon. Find out more
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