Lagavulin 8yo 200th Anniversary
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Ex-Bourbon casks
This particular edition from Lagavulin was made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the distillery, back in 2016. At the time, it was a limited release, but has since been added to the core line due to its popularity !
Color : peach chair.
Nose : smoked fish on the BBQ, peat, charcoal. Very slight touch of spices with curry 🤔
Palate : the flavours of the nose are repeated, less the curry. Light notes of caramel, vanilla and maple sugar can then be felt. The texture is less oily than one would expect from a 48% Scotch.
Final : rather short and strong in peat and smoke. A long after taste is however felt in the middle of the esophagus.
Comments : less balanced than the 16 yo, less complex than the Distiller’s Edition, this bottling is however a pleasure for the taste buds. The flavours are powerful and recall the classic 16 yo, flagship edition in the world of peated Scotchs.
In short, a very bold move for Lagavulin : offering an edition with an age statement, a young one moreover, and at a reasonable price…and all that for their 200th anniversary celebration !
Lagavulin 8yo 200th Anniversary
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