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My current favorite Scotch: Lagavulin 16 year old

November 5, 2011 Drink No Comments

I love the peatiness. Currently, having a ridiculous special, I stocked up at Costco!

Whisky Advocate gave it 94 pts and reviewed…

An old classic, but how do the newest bottlings fare? Rich, chewy, slightly oily texture. Deep peat, thick smoke, iodine, brine, charcoal, seaweed, tea (Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong), and the aromas of a summer barbeque. Vanilla and light caramel soften the intensity, while subtle citrus fruit teases. Powerful, yet polished and seamless. After all these years, this whisky is still one of the finest standard-issue peaty, smoky whiskies!

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