Elements of Islay Lg10 (Lagavulin)
Creamy and generous, but with a noticeable kick on the palate, this coastal whisky combines ripe tropical fruits with more serious flavours of tar and brine. 986 bottles have been produced from three barrels of 2007 distillate.
Core flavour: Maritime peat and pineapple.
Cask details: Vatting of three ex-bourbon barrels.
Nose: Caramel-coated flapjacks and stewed apples with vanilla sugar form a sweet contrast to astringent, slightly medicinal, smoke.
Palate: Full-bodied with ripe mango, pineapple and grilled peaches. There’s a salty, coastal edge to the fruit flavours, followed by dry barley husks, coal tar and gravel.
Finish: Lengthy notes of dry peat, white pepper and olive oil, sweetened with honey.