Lagavulin 1976 30 Year Old
A highly sought after bottle of Lagavulin, the oldest official release until the 37 year old from the same vintage came along.
Distilled in 1976 and released within Diageo’s Super Premium selection back in 2006.
Limited to 2,340 bottles
Very subtle, at first it doesn’t even seem to be peaty. Immediately waxy, with some shoe polish and lip balm. A little heather. Moving towards sweeter notes: almonds, passion fruits, pineapple, gooseberries… Almost a tropical fruitiness! No heat and probably only half of its power left, but so great. Just soft smoke in the background. Mouth: stronger and peatier, with lots of spices from the oak (pepper, ginger, cardamom). Lots of citrus fruits now (grapefruit, oranges). Almonds again. Finish: long, smoky, with a salty twist in the very end.