Lagavulin 12 Year Old Special Release 2020
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Lagavulin
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 56.4%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • lemon
  • salty
  • woody
  • smoky
  • pepper
  • toffee
  • warm
  • chili

Lagavulin

12 Year Old Special Release 2020 (0.7l, 56.4%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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The unbeatable king of Islay.

Lagavulin certainly is one of the most robust, peaty Islay Malts around. Established in 1816, the Lagavulin Distillery is located on the Isle of Islay, where you find miles of peat bog that provides the raw material that influences the Lagavulin.

Part of Dieageo’s 2021 Special Releases, Lagavulin 12 Year Old 2021 Special Release is inspired by the legend of the King of Islay. Once upon a time, there was a rampant lion on the grounds of an Islay castle. Eventually, the lion took over the crown with his exceptional flame and ferocity. Today, it represents the fiery Lagavulin distillery.

This bottling was aged for a dozen years in refill American oak casks. A classic Lagavulin 12, this golden liquid greets first with sweet citrus notes and salty flavors that develop into intense woody notes, rounded by a warm finish with lots of chili pepper and great smoke.
 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Lagavulin
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 56.4%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Complex with sweet notes, lemon, and sea salt.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Intense with woody flavors, smoke, black pepper, and toffee.

Finish
Warm with chili pepper and lots of smoke.

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  • sweet
  • lemon
  • salty
  • woody
  • smoky
  • pepper
  • toffee
  • warm
  • chili
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Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In 1908, Peter Mackie built a second distillery at Lagavulin and called it Malt Mill. It closed in 1962, and there’s only one bottle of its Whisky known to exist that is stored at Lagavulin Distillery. However, if you watch the movie Angel’s Share, you might believe otherwise…
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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.
Lagavulin was one of the most popular names among single malts already in 1904. According to the Whisky writer of the time, Alfred Barnard, it was “...in such demand that the orders exceed the output”.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In 1908, Peter Mackie built a second distillery at Lagavulin and called it Malt Mill. It closed in 1962, and there’s only one bottle of its Whisky known to exist that is stored at Lagavulin Distillery. However, if you watch the movie Angel’s Share, you might believe otherwise…
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
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.
Lagavulin was one of the most popular names among single malts already in 1904. According to the Whisky writer of the time, Alfred Barnard, it was “...in such demand that the orders exceed the output”.
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