Lagavulin is one of the most popular Islay Whiskies , many moons ago it was available as a 12yo standard but when Lagavulin became part of the “Classic Malts” it was upped to a 16yo , it is still available from time to time as a 12yo Cask strength Limited Edition release .
Bottled at 43% abv , this is a bright , orange marmalade in colour , the nose is really smoky to start with then the peat follows in and sherry . The palate is a burning peat fire , loads of smoke , peat and iodine . Really long with sweet Smoke on the finish . More of a smoke monster than the peat monsters that the South Shore is famous for . A cracking dram !