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Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2020 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$168.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2020 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a 16-year-old single malt Scotch whisky from the renowned Lagavulin distillery on Islay. Unlike their standard offerings matured in ex-bourbon casks, the Distillers Edition is double-matured in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. This extra step imbues the whisky with a sweet and raisiny character that complements Lagavulin's signature smoky and peaty flavor profile.

Description

The Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2020 is a 16-year journey of Islay magic. Initially matured in ex-bourbon casks, it takes a final flourish in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, transforming the spirit into a symphony of smoke, sweetness, and depth.

Unveiling the Aroma

The first sip teases the nose with a familiar Lagavulin introduction – waves of medicinal peat smoke and a salty sea breeze. But then, a surprising sweetness emerges. Hints of vanilla bean and roasted malt intertwine with the smoke, creating a complex and inviting aroma. Subtle whispers of dried fruit, like raisins and figs, hint at the sherry cask’s influence, adding another layer of intrigue.

A Taste of Islay Elegance

The palate is met with a full-bodied arrival, where the signature Lagavulin smokiness takes center stage. But unlike its standard bottlings, this dram is surprisingly sweet. The Pedro Ximénez sherry influence comes alive, coating the tongue with notes of raisin, honey, and a touch of dried orange peel. Don’t be fooled by the sweetness though, the smoky peat remains the maestro, conducting the flavor profile with its powerful presence. Hints of coffee, vanilla, and a subtle salty tang add further complexity, creating a truly captivating taste experience.

A Lingering Finish

The Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2020 boasts a long and luxurious finish. The smoky peat lingers on the tongue, slowly fading into hints of dried fruit and oak. The sherry influence leaves a subtle sweetness that lingers pleasantly, creating a desire for another sip.

This is a whisky for those who appreciate a balance of power and finesse. The classic Lagavulin smokiness remains, but it’s beautifully complemented by the sweetness and depth of the sherry cask finish. It’s a complex and well-rounded dram that will leave a lasting impression on any Scotch enthusiast.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

43%

Country

United Kingdom

Region

Islay

Brand

Lagavulin

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

An enticing aroma of peat, vanilla, and roasty malt.

Finish

Finish

It has an incredibly long, engaging finish of fruit, peat and oak.

Taste

Taste

Sweet and luscious with robust smoke alongside a very salty tang of coffee, vanilla and a glimmer of fruit.