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Lagavulin 1995 Distillers Edition bottled 2013

As good as I had hoped

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@tjbReview by @tjb

21st Apr 2014


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This expression takes an epic dram and tries to improve it.

Nose: Dusty, smokey, buttery, peaty. Big powerful flavours combining to make a fabulous nosing experience. There is a salty seaweed tang under ripe cherries and dates.

On first sip you can tell it is a Lagavulin. The wonderful smoke flows around the mouth but compared to the standard 16yo it is slightly lighter. The normal strong flavours make way for a more subtle smoke and peat that marries well with the fruits. The sherry is there but it takes a subtle role to complement the salty smoke. I can taste molasses and raisins with a nuts.

The finish is long, sweet and smokey. A really wonderful dram.

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McTeague commented

Agreed. Absolutely stellar. And makes an especially fine Christmas dram, in my opinion.

9 years ago 0

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