Each Distillers Edition expression undergoes a second (or ‘double’) maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine.
A really distinctive and distinguished dram, full of peat while the Pedro Ximinez sherry wood naturally has a big say; A more mellow Lagavulin, not quite as deep or intense as the 16 year old.
Lagavulin Distillers Edition Tasting Notes:
APPEARANCE: Golden Treacle
NOSE : Intense peat and vanilla. A raisin sweetness checks the smoke. Iodine-edged peat and crisp, roasty malt. Satisfying and enticing.
BODY : Full and rich.
PALATE : Sweet and luscious; a clear, grassy malt, then the peat attacks, smoke filling the mouth. A very salty tang at one point; the middle offers coffee and vanilla with a glimmer of fruit.
FINISH : Incredibly long, even for Islay. Fruit, peat and long-lasting oak. Very chewable and “more-ish”.