Back in the 1880s Alfred Barnard, author of The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, enjoyed an 8 year old Lagavulin he described as "exceptionally fine". As part of their 200th anniversary celebrations, the distillery have therefore decided to recreate an 8 year old! It's bottled at an exciting 48% abv and was matured in refill European and American oak cask.
Nose: The nose is immediately soft with clean, fresh notes partnering faint hints of milk chocolate and lemon, then develops fragrant tea-scented smoke alongside nose-drying, maritime aromas, with subtle cereal.
Palate: The palate is light in texture, with a magnificently full-on Lagavulin taste that's even bigger than you may expect; sweet, smoky and warming, with a growing pungency, then dry, with more smoke.
Finish: The finish is lovely: clean, very long and smoky. This is a polished and exquisitely crafted celebration of Lagavulin with smoky-clean aromas and a mighty taste.
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