[Notes dated 16.04.2016]
Pale straw Nose Heavy smoke is the first thing that hits the nose here. Quite quickly fruity notes appear, which play towards lemons and limes. There is also a touch of pineapple. Sea salt resonates in the background. The nose quickly gets used to the smoke and fades it out. The salt note becomes stronger, but at the same time the fruit increases in intensity. Some lilac is added. Peat with medical impact shows up. button In the beginning, a strong peat note shows, interspersed with lemon peel. Sea salt, damp soil. Cliffs hit by the surf. Powerfully warm, he dresses the mouth completely. A smoldering campfire, bacon strips. All the "hard" flavors such as peat, campfire and bacon are enveloped by the clear lemon note, so that a fruity sweetness lays on the lips, which carries a salt note in the background. finish In the clearly dry finish, peat and smoke remain in the mouth, while the citrusy / lemony fruit juices on the tip of the tongue make it comfortable. Comments It could be mocked that a distillery like Lagavulin's 200th birthday seems to have come up with nothing better than launching a single 8-year-old single malt - which, due to its "limitation", sells more expensive than the 16 -Year standard filling, which is provided with a story that wants to strike a bow to the legendary A. Barnard, who visited the distillery and described an 8-year-old bottling as extraordinary. But you can also enjoy the fact that the distillery her friends and fans with an affordable even for the masses filling fills, which also bears in times of dwindling old Faesser an age. For only 8 years, this is already a very mature and balanced Malt, which can not hide its youthful ferocity - but it does not have to. You get what you can and should expect from an 8-year-old, with 48% Lagavulin filled: Stuermische youth with adult accents.