Tasting and Review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
The 15th incarnation of Lagavulin 12 in the Diageo Special Releases, a testament to the sheer likeability and complexity of this whisky. Its relative youth compared to the phenomenally popular Lagavulin 16 can be misleading: this Islay whisky is rewardingly diverse, with smoke and fruit melded into minerality. Expect swirling layers of smoke, liquorice, charred meats and green tones of apple and sweet pear. This cask-strength whisky has been created from refill American Oak hogsheads, each at least 12 years old.