Aroma: As with most Lagavulin whiskies, this whisky is all about the smoke and the salinity combination on the nose. There is a big whack of charcoal smoke, followed by a fruity black spice. Then there is a sun dried hay quality which underpins the dram.
Taste: First you get a sweet, almost deceptive, honied quality to this whisky, which is salty and moreish. This is quickly replaced by a spicier, smokey fruity flavour that lingers long in the mouth. It isn’t the biggest Islay style punch in the mouth, but a more gentle refined smoke that has a creamy almost hay like quality to it.
Appearance: Golden Brown (texture like sun)
Real Dram Factor: It is difficult to review an Islay whisky from a distillery that you really love without the real problem of your review being coloured by being a proper fan boy. This whisky is all the things that I have always loved about whisky. It is smokey, complex and yet smooth. It won’t be to everyones liking, but it is to mine, so I give it an 8.2.
You Will Like This If… you like charcoal led smokey whiskies, such as Caol Ila, smokier Kilchomans and other standard Lagavuilin expressions.
Source: Bottle Share with friends.
More Information: Distillery Information – https://www.malts.com/en-row/distilleries/lagavulin/
Buy Online: To reserve a bottle ahead of your next trip to an airport… https://uk.worlddutyfree.com/ukm_en/lagavulin-10yo-70cl.html