Lagavulin - distillers edition 1998/2014

Photo from the Whisky Exchange
As said in my recent note of the Lagavulin 16 there were some other samples from our travels to Islay that made it home with us. Among those was one of the Lagavulin distillers edition distilled 1998 and bottled in 2014 at 43%.

My first impression on the nose is that of a salty air that comes in from the sea on a light stormy day, mixing with some seaweed and the other typical briny notes. Dark tea flavours with heather honey through it. It has red apple toffee sweetness in it but also a great earthy feeling. Roasted barley and a hint of the smell you have on seashells...

On the palate I am directly confronted with a sweet lush form of peaty flavours. Rich notes of red forrest fruit jam and vanilla mixed with dried stone fruits. Floral notes of heather, roses and bunch of wild flowers mixed with herbal notes of citrus thyme, basil, rosemary and marjoram. It has a medium length finish and is a very pleasing dram must say and scoring it an 8,5 out of 10. It keeps bouncing me on the nose and palate from sweet, citrus, pastry, fruits, briny to peaty and lots more it just keeps coming. Great dram. Wishing I had a bigger bottle of it...

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