Lagavulin 12 Year Old Special Release 2018
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Lagavulin
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • spicy
  • sherry monster
  • roasted
  • peaty
  • vanilla
  • phenols
  • salty
  • maple

Lagavulin

12 Year Old Special Release 2018 (0.7l, 57.8%)
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Character Goatson
Lagavulin 12 YO Cask Strength is a spicy, peaty test of true grit. 
 
If you know your Islay Single Maltsand we don't doubt it — then you know what to expect. The entire Lagavulin line has that savory-sweet smokiness that Islay lovers love to love; the unique character won them more medals than the Brazilian soccer team.
 
John Jonston and Archibald Campbell "officially" started making Whisky in 1816. The distillery is famous for their extra-long, low & slow distillation process and the unique, pear-shaped stills. Islay Whisky fans love them for producing an exceptionally smooth, sophisticated, and flavorful Single Malt.
 
Lagavulin 12 Year Old is a monster of a dram. All Lagavulin Whiskies are classic examples of the heavily peated Islay Whisky. Lagavulins are normally offered in 8 YO and 16 YO varieties — along with a few special "wood" expressions. But for a few months each year the distillery issues a limited edition of 12 year-old Whisky at cask strength — about 115 proof. 
 
So imagine a smoky, spicy, peated Single Malt aged by the salty shore and then turn the volume up to 11. That is what we have here. Drink it neat to prove your post-pubescence or, as we recommend, add a splash of water and savor the enhanced tastes of Sublime.
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Lagavulin
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57.8%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden Maple 
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Intense peat, vanilla, chipotle, and roasted grain.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full-bodied and thick with smoke, waves of roasted cinnamon, and sea-salt caramels. 
 
Finish 
Long, longer, longest… with smoked caramels.
 
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  • smoky
  • spicy
  • sherry monster
  • roasted
  • peaty
  • vanilla
  • phenols
  • salty
  • maple
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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