Part of Diageo's Special Releases for 2020, this is the 20th release of the Lagavulin 12yo. Distilled in 2007, matured for 12 years in refill American oak casks and bottled in 2020. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 56.4%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Unusually ashy for Lagavulin, but with familiar hints of linseed oil. Gradually fruity notes of hard candy (boiled sweets) emerge, as does a clean, fresh suggestion of the sea.
Palate: Soft and smooth in texture with a big taste that is sweeter than expected. Smoky too, with a little salt. A clean, fresh Lagavulin that is very lightly drying mid-palate.
Finish: Long and very smoky. Lightly drying, with an appetising salty aftertaste.