This is a natural cask strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky with great depth of taste from the essential Islay distillery, Lagavulin, on the island's rocky south coast. Beautifully diverse in nature yet direct in appeal, it’s both complex and rewarding and simply a delight to drink. With minerality bursting into fruit and layers of smoke, it perfectly expresses the distillery character.
Appearance: Very pale silvery gold, with moderate beading.
Nose: Simple, natural and mild. Clean and fresh, with intense sweetness at the front, prickly smoke at the back and savoury, green and earthy notes at its core. The smoke builds, adding richer notes and in time the sweetness is lighter with fruitier tones.
Body: Light and smoothly oily.
Palate: Easily approached at natural strength. With a first burst of liquorice the sweetness grows in the mid-palate, as golden syrup suffused with the savoury smoke of burning leaves. The smoke becomes sweeter until finally the greenness returns as gently drying grass.
Finish: Sweet and of medium length.