Island of Islay Lagavulin Distillery Scotland Whisky from 100 to 200 euros

Lagavulin 12yo Special Release 2021

Review of the Lagavulin in the Legends Untold version.

Origin: Isle of Islay (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gradation: 56.5%ABV
Ageing casks: Ex-Bourbon Refill
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Diageo
Average price: € 150.00
Official website: www.malts.com
Vote: 88/100

We continue our tasting of this year’s Special Releases distributed by Diageo with one of the two Lagavulins on offer, alas only the one with the youngest age: the Lagavulin 26yo is offered at around €2,000.00, which will make it difficult (but not impossible) to get a chance to try it.
American refill casks, cask strength like all the other bottles and the label displays a triumphant “Lion’s Fire” in keeping with this year’s theme, “Legends Untold”.

Tasting notes

The nose opens with a blanket of peaty malt, where the sweet, mellow tones of caramel biscuits are imbued in marine notes with medicinal and smoky streaks. Green apple and lemon zest creep in among the aromas, lightening their weight, with mineral impressions that intensify over time, amplifying the coastal imprint of the distillate. Full-bodied Islay.
In the mouth it unleashes a sparkling peppery note of ginger that anticipates a creamy and quite oily body, where the fruity hints grow (again apple with pineapple, citrus, plum) crowded by even more maritime impressions, where salt and iodine dive on the burning embers. Pickled olives and lemon at length, with a touch of oyster.
The finish is long and very salty, dry, of ash, apple, lemon and malt biscuits.

A direct, sharp Lagavulin, without many frills, which strikes and captures with its soul laid bare by not too active casks and a young age. Perhaps not extraordinary, but solid and effective, straight to the point.

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