Lagavulin 12 Year Old 2022 Special Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Introducing the Lagavulin 12 Year Old 2022 Special Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky – a limited edition expression that encapsulates the essence of Islay's rugged landscapes and the unparalleled craftsmanship of the Lagavulin Distillery. Aged for 12 years in oak casks, this special release is a celebration of time, tradition, and the distinctive peat-driven character that defines Lagavulin.

On the nose, experience the captivating aroma of maritime peat smoke, immediately transporting you to the stormy shores of Islay. Subtle notes of brine and seaweed intertwine with a hint of citrus, creating an olfactory journey that sets the stage for the rich complexities within.

The palate is an exploration of bold and robust flavors. The intense peat smoke takes center stage, enveloping the taste buds in a symphony of smokiness. Waves of briny sea air, accompanied by a touch of vanilla sweetness, add layers of depth and balance to the palate. The 12 years of maturation have allowed the whisky to develop a velvety texture that enhances the overall sipping experience.

In the mid-palate, the complexity deepens, revealing additional nuances of oak, pepper, and a subtle hint of dried fruit. The interplay of these flavors showcases Lagavulin's mastery in crafting a well-rounded and harmonious single malt Scotch whisky.

As the finish lingers, savor the enduring warmth of the peat, complemented by a lingering sweetness. The conclusion is a testament to Lagavulin's commitment to quality and tradition, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.

Presented in a sophisticated bottle that reflects the premium quality within, the Lagavulin 12 Year Old 2022 Special Release is more than a whisky; it's a collector's item and a homage to the distinctive character of Islay's peat. Whether enjoyed neat or with a splash of water to unlock further complexities, this special release invites you to embark on a sensory journey into the heart of Lagavulin's storied distillation legacy.



Tasting Notes

Charcoal and peat smoke lead the charge on the nose with sea spray and mineral undertones. It's sweet and spicy on the palate with zesty citrus notes and sea salt. The finish is long and intensely peaty with a pleasant spiciness.

Distillery Information

The distillery is included in Diageo's 2022 Special Edition lineup that focuses on exploring the boundaries of aromas and flavor in whisky. Lagavulin 2022 Special Release is a 12-year-old Islay single malt Scotch that was matured in American oak refill and virgin oak casks, then bottled at 114.6 proof.Lagavulin distillery is a malt whisky distillery in the village of Lagavulin on the south of the island of Islay, Scotland. It distills spirit that will become Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Lagavulin is owned by Diageo, a multinational beverage alcohol company headquartered in London.
Made on the island of Islay, off the western coast of Scotland, the whisky is beloved for its peaty flavor and deep complexity. The Lagavulin 16-year is perhaps the best example of what Islay has to offer, and it has been delighting whisky lovers for over 30 years.Therefore, a 12-year-old whisky has been aged for at least twelve years but may contain older whiskies to achieve the desired flavour profile.
Revered by connoisseurs and experts, Lagavulin is known as “the king of Islay”. It is an 'essential' Scotch Whisky that any connoisseur or enthusiast must have in their collection; one of the world's favourite Malt Whiskies.
In 1974 the floor malting at Lagabulin were closed and since then the malted barley the distillery uses is obtained from the local Port Ellen maltings. The malt produced there for Lagavulin has its own particular 'recipe' which involves being dried by hot air and then by the island's peat for specific periods of time.
Serving Suggestion: Best enjoyed from a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little still water. Room-temperature water can bring out the hidden aromas and flavours of the whisky, making it more mellow and easy to drink.
Lagavulin (Scottish Gaelic: Lag a' Mhuilinn, "hollow of the mill") is a small village approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) outside Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay, Scotland.