This is the ‘99 vintage of the Lagavulin Distillers Edition, bottled in 2015. A sight for sore eyes.
Sweet dried fruits, tobacco, coal smoke, chocolate cake, spices and sulphur.
The palate is rich and smoky (mostly sulfuric). A thick layer of smoke and dark fruits make it very cloudy and a bit of a mess.
A full blow of smoked wood, sulphur, dry barley and dark chocolate. You’ll get that signature Lagavulin smoke and peat, but somehow it lacks a bit of a punch.
The Distillers Edition aren’t really distinctive, they’re blended together to form a messy liquid. It just misses that crispness that the 16yo has. So we’ll stick with the 16yo (and the 12yo of course)