Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness. BODY : Full PALATE : A rich, dried fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong, barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of peppery smoke. FINISH : Huge, long, warming and peppery with a distinch appetising sweetness.
Lagavulin is a classic example of how smoke isn’t a blunt instrument that covers everything in a fog, but an element that works with all the flavors produced in distillation and maturation. Lagavulin isn’t ‘smoky,’ its peat moves into a weird territory of Lapsang Souchong tea and pipe tobacco,