When I roamed the Munich airport last time, in my arms, without the slightest hesitation, Lagavulin Distillers Edition fell in. Single malt distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2014, batch No. lgv. 4/503, 43% ABV. The tradition of Distillers Edition is Double Maturation. The second one takes place in a wine barrels, in the case of lgv. 4/503 this is Pedro Ximenez. Will my expectations be satisfied? Let’s see.
N: if on cue, the peat and smoke, in the way I like, and next to them bravely follows hard candy sweetness and candied fruit, mainly cherries, dried apricots, plums, a little honey, and as soon as also touches of the sea air, salt, which over time is more and more deeper, I also have something like tobacco and broth, and then also mint, asphalt, grilled seafood, then widely spreading orange zest and orange; you can smell it for a long time and there is always something to discover;
T: adequately to the smell, no doubt peat, then a little fire, again peat ash and salt, in the background fruits, cherries, plum and chocolate, also in the taste I sense mint and melissa, grilled oysters, oranges, yum …;
F: long with peat, traces of ash and oranges.
Beautiful Lagavulin Distillers Edition. It has everything I like in the single malts. I already imagine how wonderful it would smell and taste as a the cask/batch strength. Ah … so …
See also Lagavulin 16 years old.