Lagavulin 12 (2010)
Added on Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: $100 Availability: Better Stores
Limited Edition       Diageo Special Releases 2010
Member Ratings and Notes
Does this even need notes?  There's a ton of smoke, big chimney flavors, etc., etc., etc.  It pulls no punches and delivers exactly what the Laga customer wants.

It is what it is, but what it is is good. 

Dear Lagavulin fan: You know what you think this is gonna taste like? That's pretty much what it tastes like.  A sweet, smokey, iodine-tinged, cask-strength peat treat.

N: More smokey than peaty.
P: Really smokey, salty, dry.  Very big aggressive attack.
F: Here's where the spicier peat starts to emerge, still quite dry.
It's pretty clear that Lagavulin knows what they are doing when they vat their 16 year.   This is great stuff, but it needs some additional sweetness to balance it out and the percentage of sherry cask whisky they add to the 16 does that perfectly. 
Salted fish brine iodine and char witha very salty finish. This one does well with water. It becomes a bit more sweet, malty and the finish is less briney 

n: Iodine and boozy fruit.


P: Yeah, classic Lag smoke with a good deal of sweetness.  Finish quickly heads toward fermented fruit and lemon.  Pretty good and on par for Lag.




N: The sea. A little ranky. 

P: Really full, like a meal.

F: Long & wonderful


Complex (in a peaty sort of way) & delicious 

I am with Sku on this one. It is wat you expect it to be: peaty and smoky flavors dominate and it has a satisfying draw. [1/4/13] 
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