Lagavulin 12 year old (Diageo Special Releases 2019), 56.5%

Price: $147 Issue: Winter 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Matured in refill American oak casks. Brine, sea breezes, woodsmoke, green apples, and ginger on the nose, plus buttery smoked haddock. Sweet and supple on the palate, with cigar, citrus fruit, and spicy peat notes developing. Scorched saucepans, licorice, lemon juice, and black pepper in the finish. £110