When the concept of the original 6 “Classic Malts” was born it was decided to do a “Double Matured” version of each , effectively a version finished off in a different , unusual cask , Lagavulin was finished off in ex-Pedro Ximenez casks (a sweet sherry) .
Another Lagavulin bottled at 43% abv , this one is the colour of Polished Amber . The nose is Sweet Sherry , bags of smoke , Confectioner Sugar , dried fruits and Christmas Cake , quite laid back in the glass . Dry on the palate at first , not the “Fire” of the 16yo , more relaxed with the sweet sherry , glides across the tongue beautifully . The finish is long , sweet sherry , smoke and iodine . Wouldn’t say it is my favourite Lagavulin but a worthy dram .