The Schtick: This is a one time, limited release from Lagavulin – released at Feis Isles in 2018. This is an 18 year old, cask strength matured in a variety of oak and wine casks. Stock image.
ABV: 53.9% ABV
Age: 18 Years
Nose: Honey, toasted almond, peach ring, pear, syrupy raspberry and delightful iodine pear slap. Sweet like Dole syrup, lots of character balanced well against some peat.
Taste: Sweet, powerful and complex. Rich mouth feel, delightful brine, minerality, and peat. Ash, burning wood, dole syrup and strawberry. Excellent evolution. Great structure.
Finish: Long, syrupy then ashy. Sweet then peaty. Pears, berries, cherry, toffee and oak. Iodine, soapstone, and ash.
Overall: Incredible. Who knew a Lagavulin could be this good.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect