2006 Lagavulin double-matured in ex-bodega Pedro Ximenez cask wood for an intense, raisiny sweetness that marries beautifully with the smoky power of the regular release to create a massive, rich tasting power-house of a malt. Part of our 2021 Distillers Edition range. Limited quantities worldwide. Lagavulin Distillers Edition won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2008, 2009 and 2011. It also won International Wine and Spirit Competition Gold in 1999 (Trophy), 2003, 2006 (Best in Class), 2007 (Two Trophies & Best in Class), 2008 (Best in Class), 2009 (Trophy & Best in Class), 2010 and 2012. It took Gold at the International Spirit Competition in 2004 (Trophy) 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010. At Scotch Whisky Masters it won a Master in 2008 and 2010, and Gold in 2009, 2011 and 2013. And last but not least, it was judged Best Islay (Peated) Single Malt & Best Islay (Peated) Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards in 2007 and Best Islay Peated Single Malt Scotch Whisky no age statement there in 2008.
Nose: Satisfying and enticing; intense peat, vanilla. A raisiny sweetness checks the smoke. Crisp, roasty malt.
Palate: Sweet and luscious; clear malt, smoke fills the mouth. Very salty tang; coffee, vanilla, a glimmer of fruit.
Finish Incredibly long, even for Islay. Fruit, peat, and long-lasting oak. Very engaging and enjoyable.
Land: Scotland, Islay
Alcohol by volume: 43%