Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2022) Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2022) Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

$220. 00
$2640.00 Dozen
ABV: 57.3%

Other reviews... Smoked ham on the bone, brine, highly aromatic smoke, and toasted oak, with the spices in a supportive role. Despite being more punchy and smoky than the 2021 release, there’s superb balance on the nose here. The palate opens with sweet vanilla, cotton candy, baked ham slathered in molasses, powerful spices, lemon peel, and red chile flakes, with peppery smoke on a lengthy finish. 91 points -

...From refill American and virgin oak casks. They love their legends, last year it was a lion on fire, this time it is a phoenix. I just adored last's years 12 yo SR (WF 92). Colour: white wine. Nose: goodness gracious, this is a blend of seawater, sorb and holly eaux-de-vie, gentian and chlorine (pool water). Some white asparagus too, shoe polish, sauna oils, new rubber bands and tyres, kerosene… And perhaps a little more fatness than in earlier releases. With water: some fresh paint this time, and even more new tyres and inner tubes, leatherette, benzine, kerosene (airport runway after a busy day) ... Mouth (neat): two-stroke Lagavulin, with citrus liqueurs and with straight peat smoke. Some kind of smoky limoncello, perhaps a little binary, but water should help. With water: this is funny, we've found the 8 in this 12, now that water's been added, but the 8 was a tad more in high-res, so to speak. Finish: long, with a little fatness from the woods (I suppose) and even something very marginally syrupy. Classic aftertaste, on iodine, tar, lemon and pure peat. Comments: some extra-sweetness in this variant. Awesome, as always, but the 8 has been a little nasty. Bugger! 89 points -