Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2018
Distilled in 2002, bottled in 2018. This means it is 16 years old and this was an opportunity to set the Lagaulin Distillers edition head to head against the Lagavulin 16yo.
Every year Lagavulin releases a distillers edition whisky and this one is bottled at 43% ABV. It’s an Islay whisky that is known for being heavily peated.
The nose on Distillers edition is of Oak, caramel, resin, pleasant smoky aroma, anise/ licorice, the BBQ, orange, apricot. Compared to the Lagavulin 16 that has more smoke and not so much of the sweet flavours as the Distillers edition.
The tasting notes on the Distillers edition has a good smoke with a long finish and you get hints of the licorice that i found on the nosing.
The Lagavulin 16 has a more prickly and have a smoother taste with distinct wood notes.
Even if they are both smoky, from the same distillery and has the same age statement they are two very different whisky’s.
Ratings of the Lagavulin Distillers edition 2018: 7/10
Ratings of the Lagavulin 16: 7.5/10
Both are two good whisky’s but I still prefer the original Lagavulin 16yo.