Lagavulin 8 year old - 200th anniversary (2016)

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This one is like most anticipated malt in the 2016 (yet). Any rarer Lagavulin is so hard to get, so I try to taste every which is easily available (yet).

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Aroma: pleasant, fresh and clean. Lime and lemon. Seaweed and ashes. Bit of walnuts and pine nuts, lemon sorbet with vanilla. At the beginning it is more maritime than smoky. but then smoke and ashes builds up.
Palate: smoke power - ashes, iodine, oysters, seaweed, burnt wood. Lime peel, peppermint. Finish: fresh and powerful. Salt, ashes and seaweed.
Comment: clean, fresh, naked. I like it's not sweet. Reminds me a bit of mid-aged ex-bourbon matured Caol Ilas. It's a must try for every Islay malt or Lagavulin fan. Top quality for this age. It that cause of spirit or any producer can deliver such nice young malt? We will see it in recent years, I'm sure. More young monsters to come. But they will have hard task to match this one.


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