Lagavulin – Lg8 – Elements of Islay [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/Throzen for sharing this dram.

Mystery sample time! It’s always fun to have a new whisky, and one blind is pretty cool. Also single casks can really, really vary one each.

Thus I went in completely blind. Let’s see how it tasted, shall we?

Price:N/A at the LCBO

Region:Islay

Vintage:2006

Bottled:2018

Age:12-years-old

Cask Type:2 Bourbon Barrels

Abv:59.5%

Colour:7.5Y 9/6

Nose:Wheat, bacon, farmy, malt, butter, herbal

Initially, there’s some cereal and bacon. Love bacon. Definitely something peated. Gets kinda dirty after that. Dirty like down at the farm, but in the dirt way, not in the stereotypical family sex way applied unfairly to rural types.

Water brings out malt and butter, with just a bit of herbal.

Taste:Chocolate, malt, cashew, bacon, popcorn, lemon

Nice chocolate note. Less dirty than before, more malt and bacon and even more of that…

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