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Lagavulin 10 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl

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This 10 Year Old from Islay's Lagavulin was originally released as a Travel Retail Exclusive. Having rested in first fill American oak bourbon casks for a decade, it's a glorious combination of sweet, salt and spicy notes, all wrapped up with fragrant peat smoke.

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After the initial peat, some warming citrus and hints of vanilla. It continues to bring you hints of coffee and a bit of iodine. This Ardbeg 10 yo is a big whisky but not overwhelming at all. I find the Ardbeg 10 the least complex of the peated Islay malts. It’s the same from nose, initial sip, on to the palate and in the finish. Oak char and peat. Mind you I enjoy the Ardbeg 10, and their other offerings from the distillery have plenty of character, but the Ardbeg 10 is quite one dimensional to me. Lagavulin ve Islay bölgesi hakkında detaylı bilgi almak için… Lagavulin 10 (İskoç Single Malt, %43 abv)There’s not much you can fault Lagavulin. Except, maybe, you’d like a few more affordable releases if you’re a fan? From that perspective, 2019 certainly delivered. Besides the annual Distillers Edition, we were also treated to the Lagavulin 11yo Offerman Edition and to a new Travel Retail Exclusive. Matured in rejuvenated and ex-bourbon casks, this matured for 10 years. Curious to see if it delivers… Lagavulin 10 Years (43%, Travel Retail Exclusive, 2020) Taste: Feels a bit subdued, maybe because of the relatively low strength, but has a good body in general. A tinge of salt at first, combined with caramel—let’s call it salted caramel then. Some tar, green peat and a pinch of pepper.

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To many people, Lagavulin is the definitive Islay malt and, like other members of the family, this new expression has a charming exuberance.’ On the nose, the malt opens with lots of heat. The aroma is full of earthy peat with cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper spice. There is a definite quality to the flavour and spices are distinct and warming. They tie in perfectly with the earthy richness of the peat.

Dr Craig Wilson, master of malts at Lagavulin owner Diageo, said: ‘The different wood types used have helped create a whisky with a fiery yet light, and smoky yet smooth character –one that is filled with surprising contrasts. Lagavulin is one of the great distilleries—you can’t convince me otherwise. While it doesn’t reach the highs of 1960s Bowmore and Laphroaig, there came a point when it started to surpass both of those distilleries. Of course, there’s great Bowmore and Laphroaig from the 1990s and 2000s arounds, but Lagavulin outperforms either in those eras. I know that’s just my opinion, but it almost feels like fact.

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