Today Lagavulin announced that there will be a new release to celebrate their 200th anniversary. It is a Lagavulin 8 year old limited release which will be on the market in April. The whisky is bottled at 48% and was matured in refill American oak casks. It is said to be a magnificently full on Lagavulin taste, sweet, smoky and warming, with a growing, smoky pungency and a very long finish.

Tasting notes according to Lagavulin:

Nose: Immediately quite soft with clean, fresh notes, faint hints of milk chocolate and lemon – developing fragrant, tea-scented smoke alongside nose-drying, maritime aromas.

Palate: A magnificently full on Lagavulin taste that’s somehow even bigger than you expect, and charred, with minty, dark chocolate.

Finish: A clean, long and smoky finish – subtle, minted smoke, chocolate tannins and finally warming, leaving the palate dry as sweet smoke lingers on the breath

For more info check www.malts.com

Here you can read my lagavulin 8 tasting notes here.