In an exclusive world first, Islay distillery Lagavulin and Irish powerhouse stout Guinness have teamed up to finish 11 Year old Lagavulin in ex Guinness casks. This limited-edition whisky combines the signature Lagavulin intense peat and woodfire smoke with the creamy caramel, roasted coffee notes and dark chocolate from the Guinness casks, creating a once in a lifetime flavour of ‘sweet peat’ in a Lagavulin bottle.
The Guinness casks provide a real creaminess to the whisky, something not usually found in Lagavulin expressions, and it all winds down with a peaty, smoky finish that lingers like a smouldering campfire at Ron’s log cabin. As always, a higher ABV never hurts, and at 46% offers a little more oomph than you’ll find in the 16 Year Old.
Colour: Pale Marigold.
Nose: Signature Lagavulin peat and woodfire smoke mix with creamy caramel and chocolate from the Guinness Casks to create ‘Sweet Peat’.
Palate: A flavour bomb of aromatic peat, roasted coffee and butterscotch followed by juicy red berries and green toffee apple.
Finish: Long and intense, with lingering peat, fresh espresso and rich dark chocolate.
"The nose is a mix of smoldering smoke and peat with roasty coffee notes, cocoa powder, and bitter-herbal hops. The palate showcases Baker's chocolate and fresh-pulled espresso crema up front, followed by malted milk balls, spearmint, campfire, and oak. The Guinness also imparts a bit of velvety viscosity to the spirit, while dampening the smokiness and boosting the bitter. A pleasant finish is, in a phrase, mounds of peat-smoked chocolate, closing out a well-integrated showing between the Scotch base and beer finish." - Jake Emen, Distiller
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