Lagavulin 12 Y.0. 'The Ink Of Legends' (cask strength) - Special Release 2023

Profile Single Malt
Region Islay
Body Whiskey

This is the 22nd release of Lagavulin 12 Year Old released as part of Diageo's Special Releases series, joining the lineup in 2023. It is a modern take on its classic spirit and finishes its whisky in ex-Don Julio Anejo Tequila casks, imparting aromas of peat smoke, mango, bright citrus and smoked bouquet garni on the nose.

ABV 56.40%

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Tasting Notes

On the nose
The immediate aromas are slightly more medicinal than smoky, showing hints of carbolic soap and soothing rub that soon mingle with aromatic wood smoke from a driftwood bonfire on the beach. As the intense, herbal smoke takes over, a savoury note drifts through it, suggesting barbecued pork.
On the palate
At natural strength, 56.4%, the robust texture is creamy-smooth and mouth-filling, while with its ever-richer swirling​ flavours the taste is sweet at first and citrus-like, adds a good sprinkling of salt, then reveals notes of juicy plum in an increasingly smoky and lip-tingling finale.
Product Notes
Part of the Special Releases 2023 ‘Spirited Xchange’ from Diageo, this is the Lagavulin 12 Year Old Single Malt called ‘The Ink of Legends’. This release was inspired by the spirit of intensity and pride that shines through a Lagavulin history more than 200 years long, exploring the famed symbols of the ancient Mesoamerican art of tattoo, rich in story and significance. The whisky, finished in Don Julio Añejo tequila casks, pulses with herbal flavours ancient and modern, engraving an indelible story. It was bottled at cask strength.