Lagavulin 1996 Distiller's Edition
Added on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 at 01:35 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 16 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1996 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $110 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Kevin
 

N: Raisins, apricots, strong peat

P: I can just roll this around in my mouth for a few seconds as my tongue enjoys the sherry sweetness. There's definitely big signs of peat though, which comes through, for me, stronger or weaker depending on the sip. 

F: Peat is strongest here. Sweetness of sherry quickly fades and smoke lingers for a while. (that's why I rolled it around in my mouth for an extended stay - you just want that sherry/peaty flavor to linger.

 

It really walks a tightrope between bold peaty/smokiness and delicious sherry. People might complain that a whisky is one dimensional - I think this is two dimensional, and they're two very good dimensions that dance together nicely.   

Dan
 
Rich and peated nose. Sherry is evident. Not overly complex on the tongue. Very peaty and thin. Not getting a whole lot. The sherry seems to have muted the other flavors that should be present. Like Kevin said some people might complain this is one dimensional. I agree, to me this is just peat lightened by the sherry. Still enjoyable though. [7/6/13]
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