Scotland > Islay > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Single Malt > Lagavulin
It is back and exclusive to KWM in Calgary again, bottled at 58%. And it is enormously darker... this is new and exciting! The Ileach Cask Strength is a mystery malt from Islay. In other words, the distillery of origin is a mystery but, look closely at the label, and you'll see a couple of clues: the distillery has its own bay, presumably passable on only the one side; it's water-front has a distinct appearance; and could that be the ruins of the Dunyvaig Castle on the far right?
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: pungent, this is classic Islay, maretime, smoky, salty and medicinal; lots of brine and chewy malt, some dark fruits, chocolate, leather and earthy tones; underneath a base of vanilla and toasty oak.
Palate: still maretime, smoky, tarry and medicinal, the whisky is earthy, leathery and malty; it is also big and rich, there is leather, tobacco and chocolate with loads of spices too.
Finish: tarry, leathery, peaty and chocolaty with salt and oils.
Comment: classic sherried Islay single malt with a very prominent sherry cask influence. Is it Lagavulin, Caol Ila, peated Bunnahabhain? We'll never know, but the whisky's label has clues!
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