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Whisky Reviews for Lagavulin 12-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.47 points
- Didnt compare this with the 10s bathes but to my best memory this is rather metallic, it is somewhat different
Initially minerally and metallic, lemon oil, petrol and then coconuts and a hint of lavender. Peaty leather is always presented.
Very peaty and strong alchol, but not in a simplified manner, lemon juices, intense leather and vanilla, dark chocolates
Dark and dry
- Always a pleasure to have the 12 CS in the glass.
Sweet (green apple + lemon) and mild smoke, smells of the Wadden Sea at low tide. Removes grease. Freshly smoked fish.
The usual powerful start with cold ashes. The apple sweetener from the nose is also there immediately. Wraps nicely dry over the tongue, leaving a trail of sea salt. Pepper comes with the time and mixes pleasantly with the fruit sweetness.
Long, dry, cold campfire, bacon, lemon juice.
- Colour: Straw
Nose: Your typical smoky Islay nose, a bit on the lemony side.
Palate: Spicy peat, citrus fruit, cloves, nutmeg, hints of vanilla and salt.
Finish: Very long, smoky and midly spicy.
Overall: The nose is rather generic but very pleasant. On the palate there is a true flavour explosion of peat, aromatic spices and fruit. One of the greats.
- Excellent stuff, another outdoor dram for sure.
Coal tar soap, buttered kippers, sea salt caramel and a hit of something medicinal: opening a plaster.
You get hit with a sweet, honey and fruity wave first, then the smoke comes, then spices build before the smoke returns.
Sooty and a little sweet.