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Lagavulin 8 year old 48%

Age: Under 10yrs
ABV: 48
Bottle size: 70
Primary Cask: American oak
In stock

Refill American oak
Tasted: Apr 2016
Pungent and medicinal aromas with loads of sweet barley and hints of acacia honey beneath. A touch of fresh pine needles, white fruit, subtle salt and dusty peat smoke emerges with time.

The palate opens with the sweet barley, white fruit and creamy/ milky oak. Sweet peat, loam and coffee notes follow. It darkens on the middle as the malt arrives and dries as the rock salt notes kick in. Long and salty with lingering iodine enhanced crisp white fruit along with that pine needle freshness. In conclusion: A lovely Islay. Not overblown peat wise or one-dimensional, just very well balanced and seriously salty!



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