Lagavulin Feis Ile (2013 Release, Distilled 1995), 51%

Price: $152 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Though quiet to start, the impression is of a fog of smoke, balled up within a dunnage

warehouse, ready to erupt to add itself to the cool spearmint and oxidized

nuttiness. The palate is where it shows its class: mature, slowly unfolding and

layered, with Latakia tobacco, menthol, nori, white pepper, pear, and a massive,

tarry Bohea Souchong tea element on the finish. Everything from Lagavulin is

touched with gold at the moment. Try to find a bottle. (distillery only) £99