Elaboration of Lagavulin Special Release 12 Year old 2018
Lagavulin Special Release 12 Year old 2018
- Color: A view is brilliant and bright yellow.
- Aroma: The nose smoke classic smoky barbecue, citrus peels, raspberry and peach perceived. Hints of freshly cut grass scented wet wood.
- Taste: In the mouth is sweet, with hints of embers, orange peel, caramel apples and caramel salted. Burnt marshmallow, black chocolate and cigarette smoke as well. It has a dry finish with bitter orange.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: A Lagavulin barrel barrels refill American oak has been bottled for 'Special Release' series every year since 2002. It is the 18th incarnation of single malt Islay. These editions are created to show Lagavulin in its best natural and raw time.
The distillery of Lagavulin officially dates from 1816, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on the site. One of them became Lagavulin, taking over the other—which one is not exactly known. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742, however. In the 19th century, several legal battles ensued with their neighbour Laphroaig, brought about after the distiller at Lagavulin, Sir Peter Mackie, leased the Laphroaig distillery. It is said that Mackie attempted to copy Laphroaig's style. Since the water and peat at Lagavulin's premises was different from that at Laphroaig's, the result was different. The Lagavulin distillery is located in the town of the same name.More about the Producer