A lovely, rich whisky from this popular Islay distillery. Often called the “benchmark” for all other Islay offerings. Smoky and dry, its heavy peat reputation does not mask some complex flavours, with a surprising sweetness and hint of vanilla. Everyone seems to taste something different. A go-to for big peat lovers worldwide. 42.9% ABV and a very reasonable $144.95 at the LCBO.
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Lagavulin Distillers Edition
Finished in a Pedro Ximinez cask, this dram is both a peat and sherry bomb. Lots of dried fruit amongst the smoke. Warm and inviting, bold and unapologetic. 43% ABV, distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2017. $159.95 at the LCBO.