Lagavulin 12 Special Release 2007
Added on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:40 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.40 % Region: Islay
  Price: $78 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Salt and Lemons
P: Zingy peat, more lemons and citrus, refreshing.
F: Crisp.  Yum!
Very Ardbegish in many ways, clearly not just a Lag 16 bottled 4 years early.   
Less smoke and more medicine than a traditional Lag.  Tight and spicy with nondescript citrus.  I miss the smoke, but its a nice malt. 
The nose is smokey, with a dusty/musty character that makes me excited.  Palate... hmm... it's kind of the standard smokey-peaty- phenolic thing going on here with not-much-dimension.  The finish veers into a boozy territory that's not great.  If I wanted a whisky experience like this (i.e. smokey/peaty/medicinal) I wouldn't reach for this bottle first, second, or third -- but it's "fine." 
The Nose on the 2007 is more toned down. I normally get a alot of peat and iodine from the lag 12 s. It also seems more floral and fruity.  Good news is you get a lot of the peat and smoke when you drink it.   
Faint color. A sweet nose that took me a little by surprise given how much bbq I am used to getting from Lag. A smoky palate that delivers what I would expect from Lagavulin, but isn't overly complex. Decent finish. [1/4/13] 
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