Lagavulin 18 Year Old 49,5% Vol, Feis ile 2016
The 2016 Fèis Ìle bottling from Lagavulin is sublime 18 year old selected by Iain McArthur.
The Lagavulin Festival bottling comes from a blend of refill American Oak and ex Bodega European Oak casks. Bottled at cask strength, it will be a limited edition run of 6,000 bottles. RRP £125.
Tasting notes by Georgie Crawford ( Manager of Lagavulin Distillery ) : Rose gold in colour, the Lagavulin 18 Year Old has an initially shy nose which opens up to offer complex rich, spicy notes with a nod to marzipan, dark dried fruits and star anise. Lovely fresh notes from the American oak and some menthol nose tickle. The taste is sharp but sweet, a subtle tannin background with a lovely long lasting finish. Slight saltiness gives way to a gentle roll of smoke across the tongue. Hints of soft fruits and plain chocolate balanced with rich wood character.
The Lagavulin bottling will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the distillery, starting on the distillery's open day on World Whisky Day, Saturday 21st May.
2016 continues to be a memorable year for Lagavulin as the iconic Islay distillery marks its 200th anniversary. Georgie Crawford, Lagavulin Distillery Manager, said of the bottling: "This is a really special year for everyone at the distillery, and we're looking forward to celebrating with our friends at the Feis Ile by raising a dram of these exceptional bottlings together."
Photo by : Paul Apinitis
Read More About Lagavulin Festival 2016 at : www.islay/festival/Lagavulin Feis Programme
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