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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    OB Lagavulin Jazz 1995 / 2013 - 51.9%
    (Freshly opened bottle)

    N: Smoke, peat, faint generic fruit (gets stronger after more than 10 minutes), iodine, dried straw bales, seaweed lavers

    P: Flinty smokiness, tobacco, peat, alternates between sweet & salty (occasionally at the same time), bacon bits, small amount of sherry/dried fruit

    F: Slight bitterness but mostly an extension of the palate with more sweetness as the brine subsides - long

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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    OB Lagavulin Jazz 1995 / 2013 - 51.9%
    (Freshly opened bottle)

    N: Smoke, peat, faint generic fruit (gets stronger after more than 10 minutes), iodine, dried straw bales, seaweed lavers

    P: Flinty smokiness, tobacco, peat, alternates between sweet & salty (occasionally at the same time), bacon bits, small amount of sherry/dried fruit

    F: Slight bitterness but mostly an extension of the palate with more sweetness as the brine subsides - long
    Great notes Johnny. I'll try to put up some notes for this one too soon, I definitely got more tobacco on the nose, and honestly the nose to me was the best part, but I find that to be the case with a lot of whiskies, particularly Lagavulin so far. I am still a newbie when it comes to Single Malt though.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    OB Lagavulin Jazz 1995 / 2013 - 51.9%
    (Freshly opened bottle)

    N: Smoke, peat, faint generic fruit (gets stronger after more than 10 minutes), iodine, dried straw bales, seaweed lavers

    P: Flinty smokiness, tobacco, peat, alternates between sweet & salty (occasionally at the same time), bacon bits, small amount of sherry/dried fruit

    F: Slight bitterness but mostly an extension of the palate with more sweetness as the brine subsides - long
    I've been jonsing to get my hands on a bottle of Jazz Fest or Feis Ile and this doesn't help. I love a "meaty" single malt. Great notes.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    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.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph Lundgren View Post
    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.
    I don't know. I may have to pick up one of these after all... Despite my previous lambasting of Lagavulin, the morning after I poured the last of my Lag 16, the glass smelled absolutely divine. It's hard to live in a world without Lagavulin after all.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    It's hard to live in a world without Lagavulin after all.
    ABSOLUTELY! I once thought I could....but the wisp of smoke that continued to linger around the lonesome empty was too much to continue to ignore and even harder to overcome.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    I don't know. I may have to pick up one of these after all... Despite my previous lambasting of Lagavulin, the morning after I poured the last of my Lag 16, the glass smelled absolutely divine. It's hard to live in a world without Lagavulin after all.
    Agree. It's hard to beat Lagavulin IMHO.....I haven't had a bad pour yet. And as much as I praise Ardbeg, I can't say the same thing about them.
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    Re: Foreign Whisky of the Month - 12/2013: Lagavulin

    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.

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