Lagavulin 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml Travel Exclusive
Tasting note: Like Caol Ila, youth is a good thing when it comes to Lagavulin. The style here is closer to the cask strength 12 years old than the standard 16, showing a similar 'mineral' dryness. Powerful aromas of the seashore, kelp, a little iodine, baked citrus, oatmeal, light vanilla sweetness, cured meats and white pepper follow through with the kind of complexity and length you associate with this distillery: Fresh, peppery and unmistakably maritime, finishing with a dash of creamy vanilla before the aftertaste turns austere and minerally with lingering smoke. Classic, and with decent intensity at 43%. If you follow Islay, don't miss it.