2002 Lagavulin "Distiller's Edition 2018" Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
An absorbing intensity of peat-reek plus considerable vanilla. A raisiny sweetness keeps the smoke in check. The peat has the gentlest of iodine edges and the malt is crisp and roasty. A satisfying aroma - significantly rich and enticing. Sweet and fat on the mouth with very clear, almost grassy, malt showing for a second or two before the peat launches into a no-holds-barred attack, smoke filling every crevice of the mouth There is a very salty tang at one point and the middle offers coffee and vanilla plus just an outline of fruit.