Lagavulin 12 year old (Diageo Special Releases 2018), 57.8%
Price: $139 ● Issue: Winter 2018 ● Reviewer: Gavin Smith
Lagavulin 12 year old is represented in Diageo's annual Special Releases lineup for the fifteenth consecutive year. This was matured in refill American oak barrels. Earthy, peppery peat are present on the nose, along with hazelnuts, seaweed, and lemon juice. It offers citrus fruit, bonfire smoke, pepper, chili, and antiseptic on the palate. The medium-length finish features smoked chilies.