"everybody defamates from miles away
but face to face
they haven't got a thing to say"
I cracked open a 2013 Lag 12 and its really fantastic. The nose out of the gate is smokey, but it settles in the glass and becomes more maritime with a little citrus sweetness. On the palate its strong and smokey. The smoke is a natural fire smoke (no char or ash). After the smoke, citrus, white chocolate and sea salt follow. A little white pepper too. The finish is long and lingers, and as the smoke fades the brine holds for a little while longer slightly drying out the tongue.
This is really great stuff and in a different league from the 2012. I poured a little 2012 just to compare and it was a no contest. The 2013 kind of reminds me of the 2010 as far as quality and vibrancy. It makes the unobtainiaum aspect of PE a little easier to cope with.
I know it may be blasphemy, but I'd love to try an unpeated version of this, for, you know...science.
Either way, this is a great dram.
"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
"I think I'll just stay here and drink"
"The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."
I bought a bottle of Lag 16 2 weeks ago. So far, it's bland, just faint smoke and a little iodine and minerals, with some simple syrup where the sherry would be.
The best experience I've ever had with whisky was the first time I had Lag 16. This sucks.
bottle code reads L3266CMOOO 06027325