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Released in regular batches, the Lagavulin Distillers Edition undergoes a finishing period in ex-Pedro Ximinez sherry casks, each release denoted by the distillation and bottling date. Although a standard release in the range, it is generally not available in SA. This release was distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2017. Bottled at 43%.
Nose: Intense peat and vanilla. A raisin sweetness checks the smoke. Iodine-edged peat and crisp, roasty malt. Satisfying and enticing.
Palate: A clear, grassy malt, then the peat lands – smoke filling the mouth. A very salty tang, the middle offers coffee, vanilla and fruit.
Finish: Long with fruit, peat and long-lasting oak. Very chewable.