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Lagavulin 26-Year-Old 2021 Special Release Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$2,900.00

Size
750ml, bottle

A rare and truly exceptional single malt aged for 26 years, this Lagavulin 26-Year-Old 2021 Special Release Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the jewel in the crown of Islay whiskies. Matured in first-fill Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks, it delivers a complex and nuanced flavor profile.

Description

Nose

First Impression: A gentle sweetness unfolds, reminiscent of fruitcake rich with dried mango, marmalade, and a touch of ground ginger. Baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth.

As it Opens Up: The brighter fruits slowly give way to more complex aromas. Hints of dried fig emerge, accompanied by a subtle smokiness reminiscent of burnt teacakes. Underlying notes of linseed oil, a painter’s studio staple, add a touch of intrigue.

With Water: A drop or two of water can coax out additional notes. The intense smokiness softens, allowing delicate hints of seaweed and polished mahogany to shine through. A touch of clean linen adds a fresh, airy quality.

Palate

Initial Sip: The first wave delivers a burst of sherry sweetness – think toffee and butterscotch. This sweetness is beautifully balanced by the signature Lagavulin peat smoke, which rolls in like a bonfire on a coastal beach.

Development: As you savor the dram, a surprising savory character emerges. Wood tannins, reminiscent of aged cognac, create a pleasant astringency. Hints of Jamaica cake – a dark fruit cake with rum and spices – add further complexity.

Midpalate to Finish: The long finish lingers with a delightful combination of flavors. Salted caramel brings a touch of sweet creaminess, while cigar ash adds a dry, earthy counterpoint. The signature Lagavulin smokiness weaves throughout, leaving a satisfying warmth that lingers long after the last sip.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

44.20%

Country

United Kingdom

Region

Islay

Brand

Lagavulin

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Wine-woody aromas with notes of baked fig and smoke.

Palate

Palate

Salt and pepper seasoning for a smoke-wreathed intensity.

Finish

Finish

Long, sweet, and sumptuous finish.