Lagavulin frigiver 25 YO

Lagavulin fortsætter fejringen af deres 200 års jubilæum med frigivelsen af en 25 år gammel whisky.

Lagavulin 25 YO

Fejringen begyndte med frigivelsen af en Lagavulin 8 YO, som jeg har allerede har anmeldt, og nu fortsætter den med endnu en aftapning.

Den nye aftapning hædrer alle de 21 distillery managers, som har været med til at gøre Lagavulin til en succes gennem de første 200 år af destilleriets historie og navnene på dem er graveret ind i flasken.

Den har ligget på sherryfade i 25 år og den bliver tappet ved en fadstyrke, som er 57,2%. Den er hverken koldfiltreret eller farvet.

Officielle smagsnoter fra destilleriet:

Nose: Profound, complex and dry overall. Rich yet elusive, it really takes time to open up, first offering liquid dried fruits; figs, dates or prunes and a trace of treacle toffee.

Palate: A voluptuous, oily texture, with a bitter-sweet and gingery, slightly drying start. Intense, with masses of charred wood, oak-smoked meats, honey, burnt treacle tart and ash.

Finish: Long, smooth, sweetly honeyed and elegant, with slowly rising fragrant wood smoke, ash, salt and a subtle, chilli like heat; followed by cooling eucalyptus.

Georgie Crawford, distillery manager hos Lagavulin udtaler:

For two centuries, Lagavulin has been crafted through the hands of hard working Islay residents; from peat cutters to warehousemen; the characters that make Lagavulin what it is today share a passion for producing an award winning Islay dram, and I am proud to say that I am part of this passionate group of people.

Dr Nick Morgan, Head of Whisky Outreach hos Diageo udtaler:

To continue this special birthday we wanted to release a brand new bottling to Lagavulin enthusiasts worldwide. The 25 Year Old is a sublime expression of Lagavulin, I couldn’t think of a better way to pay homage to the distillery managers. This year our aim is to bring as many people to Islay and Islay to as many people from around the globe as possible to celebrate years of craft and passion.

Der bliver tappet 8.000 nummererede flasker i alt og den lander på hylderne i løbet af efteråret til en vejledende udsalgspris på omkring £800.

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