Lagavulin 25 Years Old
This bicentenary limited edition is magnificently full-on in flavour – a celebration to honour 200 Years of Lagavulin Distillery Managers.
Deep, red-hued chestnut. Slow, lingering.
Profound, complex and dry overall. Rich yet elusive, it really takes time to open up, first offering liquid dried fruits; figs, dates or prunes and a trace of treacle toffee.
A voluptuous, oily texture, with a bitter-sweet and gingery, slightly drying start. Intense, with masses of charred wood, oak-smoked meats, honey, burnt treacle tart and ash.
Long, smooth, sweetly honeyed and elegant, with slowly rising fragrant wood smoke, ash, salt and a subtle, chilli like heat; followed by cooling eucalyptus.