Lagavulin - Feis Ile 2018 18 year old Whisky
70cl | 53.9%
|Series / Description||Feis Ile 2018|
|Age||18 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||53.9 %|
|Cask Wood Type||American & European Oak|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP9283|
Specially released 18 year old for the 2018 Feis Ile and matured in Refill American oak Hogsheads, rejuvenated American oak Hogsheads and Ex-Bodega European oak Butts.
Nose: The top notes come first – uplifting and fresh citrus peel, lemon zest, spearmint and a tarry smoke. As it settles in the glass, the dried fruit emerges, as does a salty, meatier quality. A crunchy maltiness pulls through the aroma.
Palate: Lovely viscosity, more lemon zest and stewed apples, with a medicinal tar flavour – almost mentholic – and sandy. Beneath the fresher tones and layer of smoke (charred pineapple) is a meaty bass line of cured ham, with sweeter notes of sultanas, raisins and toffee.
Finish: Oily, smoky and lingering.
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