Lagavulin Double Matured 1995 Bottled in 2011 Limted Edition 16 year old
The Lagavulin usually is the best finished whisky in the world.
Nose: Sausages, dried mushrooms, butter, sweat… Then more coastal notes indeed, seaweed, winkles… Then more soot and more… smoked sausages.
Mouth: indeed it’s different. Starts very earthy and rooty, kind of meaty again (cured ham) before the expected smoky/peaty and orangey notes start to unfold. It’s quite grassy too, tarry as usual, a little salty…
Finish: we’re much closer to the ‘classical’ Lagavulin now, with more salt, brine, peat, oranges and liquorice.