Lagavulin 16 Year old
tax mans whisky 5
5th Aug 2012
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Tasting Notes by Donski
o thanks to the tax man i was able to purchase some whiskys to try/enjoy, these were Talisker 10yo, lagavulin 16yo, glenkinchie 12yo, cragganmore 12yr, dalwhinnie 15yo and highland park 12yo
So far i have tried the Talisker, Dalwhinnie 15yo, glenkinchie 12 and cragganmore 12 and have enjoyed them all with the talisker being the stand out so far.
Now its time for the Lagavulin 16.
My first single malt scotch was laphroaig 10 and so far my only heavily peated scotch so i was a little nervous about trying this one. First time i notice is the color, nice and dark and very inviting.
On the nose the first thing i get is peat, but after a few minutes the peat steps aside and everything else comes to the party, smoke, ocean, hints of sweetness and citrus. Very very nice and very complex
On the palate the peat and smoke continue but not in an over powering way, i also get salt and pepper.
Finish: nice and long with the smoke still hanging around and the sweetness coming back.
now this is one great whisky that i think everyone should try, love the smoke and peat and is not as "in your face" as laphroaig letting the rest of its flavours show themselves. Will be buying more of this in the future