Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1999-2015
LGV. 4/504
16 yo
Classic 16yo (ex-Sherry casks) with a finition in Pedro Ximenez Casks
Color : matte gold.
Nose : peat oil, lightly smoked, lagoons. Hints of liquorice and raisins.
Palate : great roundness, filling the mouth with a high quality olive oil ! I feel the peat, present, but in the background. The smoke is very soft, like a fire extinguished for a few hours already. The Pedro Ximenez casks express intense notes of candied figs, chocolate, spices and, of course, wine.
Finish : a bit short, but powerful and in full effect.
Comments : wow … the character of the distillery is felt but the barrels of Pedro Ximenez soften the powerful character of 16 years while giving it an incredible delicacy ! An iron hand in a velvet glove ! This has become one of my favourite twist of a classic. Some might say the original 16yo is better, being truer to the distillery character. If you can afford both, why not enjoy both ?
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1999-2015
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I never liked vodka&orange or vodka&cranberry while going out in the Montreal Clubs. I was always drinking whisky&ginger ale or whisky&coke. At some point, I just let go of the liquors and started drinking whisky neat... I hated the taste but damn was I a badass in front of my friends ! Eventually, I stopped being a douche and started enjoying finer drams. Today, I’m making it my mission to taste every whisky and to know everything there is to know about spirits, wine and beer !

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