Lagavulin 16 year old
70cl / 43% abv
Lagavulin was founded in 1816 by local farmer John Johnstone and is one of the whiskies which made drinking peated whisky popular the world over.
Aged in oak casks for at least sixteen years, this much sought-after single malt has the massive peat-smoke that's typical of southern Islay - but also offering a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram.
Nose: Peat burning on the fire, sweet spices emerge through smoke.
Palate: Dry oak and peat smoke, ground coffee and a fruity sweetness become apparent.
Finish: Long and peaty, spiced fruit and sea spray.