Lagavulin 16 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky is known as one of the most intense, smoky single malt whiskies ever made — the peated barley used to create Lagavulin Single Malt has up to twenty times as much exposure to peat smoke as compared to typical Scotches. Once the grains used to craft Lagavulin Whisky have been harvested and malted, they are dried over a peat and gas fire calibrated specifically to produce Lagavulin's signature, bold flavor profile.
Then, the grains are milled and mashed before being fermented for approximately 72 hours. Following fermentation, the whisky is distilled twice — first through a wash still for approximately five hours and then again through a spirit distill for approximately nine hours. This is the slowest distillation process of any Islay distillery, and gives Lagavulin its characteristic round flavors and mellow edges.
Following distillation, Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured for sixteen years in second-fill, American oak casks that were previously used to mature bourbon. Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has earned six Double Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and was named the "Best Single Malt Whisky (13-19 Years)" at the 2013 Competition.
Intense aroma of peaty smoke, wood spices and Earl Gray tea. Notes of peat, rich smoke and salty tang, which are balanced by subtle hints of vanilla and honeyed oak. Finish is incredible and intense, with complex notes of sweet caramel and fruits belying bolder notes of peat and smoke.