Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2003 70cl 43°
This Single Malt from the Scottish distillery Lagavulin was distilled in 2003.
It matured for 16 years in American oak barrels and then in sherry barrels Pedro Ximenez before being bottled in 2020 to 43%.
Intense, peaty, fruity, Lagavulin Distillers Edition benefits from a finish in Pedro Ximenez casks, a noble grape variety of Sherry that gives its name to a sweet and dark wine, processed from the grapes dried in the sun. This ageing conveys even more sweetness and smoothness to the spirit, with notes of raisins and figs.
The powerful and complex character of Lagavulin and its distinctive smoky features match perfectly the sweetened accents of sun-dried grapes given by the casks.
To craft the Distillers Edition Single Malts, each one of the Classic Malts distillery selects a few matured casks that will undergo a second maturation in Sherry, Port or Montilla wine casks.
When reaching bottling age, each Classic Malt undergoes an Iberian Peninsula cask finish for another 6 months, and then becomes a Distillers Edition.
|Maturation||American Oak casks & Oloroso|
Built in 1816 on the South-East coast of Islay, not far from the ruins of Dunyvaig castle, old fortress of the Lord of the Isles, the Lagavulin distillery produces a Single Malt almost as legendary as the island where it was born.
Amongst Islay malts recognized for their peated and smoky character, Lagavulin is known for its complexity and depth: powerful, intensely peated, it is also rich, round and mellow. This double character is the key to appreciate the two new versions bottled at cask strength recently released by the distillery. The unique quality and style of Lagavulin whiskies ranks the distillery in the Classic Malts Selection. Created more than 20 years ago, this selection recognises Single Malts crafted in the tradition of iconic distilleries, and offers the most impressive whisky styles Scotland has to offer.