Lagavulin 16 Years Old Feis Ile 2017 56.1% NV
|Serie||Feis Ile 2017|
|Bottled for||Feis Ile 2017|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Double Matured in Moscatel Oak Wood. The casks held Caol Ila DE before|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Words of whisky:
Nose: A nice, earthy peat with briny seaweed, rock pools, and smouldering embers. Notes of kippers, but also a touch of lime and capers. Finally a whiff of orange zest. Great stuff.
Taste: Proper oily mouthfeel. Dark, ashy and sooty with wood smoke seeping through. Nice salinity too. Hints of diesel, as well as a nice minerality and touches of charred orange peel.
Finish: Lingering spices. Chili peppers, nutmeg. Somewhat dry.
I’m not sure where the Moscatel influence is, but this is just a really solid Lagavulin, with a good amount of power and flavor. Approved!