Lagavulin 12 Year Old Cask Strength Scotch Whiskies Special Release 2022 is part of a limited annual collection of natural cask strength Scotch Whiskies from the original distilleries. Released annually since 2001, the collection has developed into a series of revered and highly regarded whiskies that continue to be highly sought after.
For this Special Releases collection, the master blender has wandered among incomparable reserves and let his imagination run free, pushing the boundaries of flavour through unique cask finishes and remarkable craftsmanship. Each of the Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the collection expresses a particular character, inspired by the mythical creatures that inhabit the lands surrounding each distillery.
Legend has it that one extraordinary day the King of Islay was reborn. A spark of sunlight fell from the sky and set the earth on fire. When the flames subsided, the scorched earth was veiled in thick smoke. Suddenly, new life rose from the ashes in glowing plumes of honeyed gold and crimson. A majestic Phoenix soared on wings of fire feeding Lagavulin, amplifying its spicy intensity.
Tasting notes for Lagavulin Special Release 2022
The peaty casks lead the spices and smoke in their eternal dance with deep sweetness. The soft, oily start shimmers with a sweet richness, before citrus lemon and sea salt bring freshness and a burst of spice to savour.
In the mid palate, the flavour becomes drier, its smoky intensity increasing. Big waves of peat envelop the long, smoky and spicy finish.