Lagavulin 12 Years Old Special Release 2022 Cask Strength

Part of the Special Releases from Diageo, this is the 2022 bottling Lagavulin 12 Year Old 'The Flames of the Phoenix'. As the legend goes, one extraordinary day the King of Islay was reborn. A spark of sunlight fell from the sky, and set the land ablaze. When the flames subsided, the scorched earth was veiled in thick smoke. A regal Phoenix soared above its wings of fire powering the stills of Lagavulin, amplifying its spiced intensity.
In this deep expression from virgin oak and Lagavulin’s smokiest reserves, peaty casks lead spice and smoke on their 12 Year Old Special Release.

    Nose:    Dry, with an immediate powerful smokiness, with charcoal and fragrant peat massively to the fore, backed by a clean fresh base-note that suggests sea air and mineral scents.

    Taste:    Sweet to start, then takes off with a soaring lemony acidity and a sprinkling of sea salt to add freshness. Mid-palate the fire dries the taste, which flies still higher now in its salty-smoky intensity.

    Finish:    Long, with great waves of peat-smoke, and new-fired heights of spiced and smoky intensity that last wonderfully in the aftertaste.