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This is the closest Ive tried to a perfect peaty malt. Lagavulin would definitely get into the category of bonfire, leather, iodine, but also a raisin and a toasted pistachio marrying in your palate. It's one of the peat monsters; I've gone through Talisker, Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and all of them have their own distinctive element. But Lagavulin stands out with the perfect combination of ABV, strong peat, rich, almost weird sweetness and smooth yet complex finish.