Mark from Edencrofts has a great offer on at the moment (while stocks last of course! 😉 ) and a great opportunity to grab one of Islay’s finest malt whiskies.
It’s a limited edition, natural cask strength Lagavulin 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Situated on Islay’s rocky south coast, Lagavulin is one of the essential Islay distilleries. This malt is the Tenth of a series of special 12 year old releases from the original distiller’s stocks.
It is Vatted from refill American Oak casks, each at least 12 years old. Consequently, there are very limited stocks available.
DESCRIPTION: Extremely well constructed and highly complex: full of wood smoke, peppery and spicy, this 12 year old shares much with its immediate predecessors – not least the capacity to instantly defibrillate the taste buds: the texture and taste, both straight and dilute, are splendid.
APPEARANCE: Pale gold. Good beading, with oily legs.
NOSE: Mild nose-feel. Starts oddly rounded and well-mannered. Soon grows increasingly com-plex. A waft of linseed oil, then newsprint splashed with vinegar, and fragrant, sweet wood smoke, with carbolic notes rising, then falling. Struck matches. Later, beeswax polish meets rich fruit mincemeat and coal tar, as chocolate and cumin tease. With water: more of the same, but greater clarity, a fabulous subtle interplay of tastes, and a little more smoke.
BODY: Rich, firm.
PALATE: Pleasing texture, lightly oily. At natural strength, the taste starts sweet, and is then dominated by wood-smoke. Charred newspaper and aniseed balls. Red berry notes. More powerful, with a dusting of pine shavings, then cooling, carbolic and herbal. With water the texture is smoother still; the taste long and slightly sweeter, with some fresh acidity; still herbal, with notes of aniseed and wood; very savoury.
FINISH: Char-grilled fennel with lashings of peppery olive oil; powerfully bitter-sweet. Lengthened by adding water: drying and warming, with elegant savoury notes again and a late whiff of lingering, fragrant smoke.
More information can be obtained from Mark at:-
EDENCROFT FINE WINES
8-10 Hospital Street
Tel: 01270 629 975
Mob: 07974 650 998