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Lagavulin – Through the Eyes of Iain McArthur

A wonderful little video to share with you today of Iain McArthur sharing his views of the Lagavulin over the 40 years that he has worked at the distillery. Video embedded below, enjoy!

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Glenfiddich 15

Entering into this journey of flavors it really helps out when companies have some sort of sampler set as buying a couple bottles of scotch a month can get very, very expensive whereas if you have the chance to get three for the price of one while sacrificing a little volume it allows you to try their base range without waiting a year to be able to afford them. Currently I am looking in to the offers from Masterofmalt.com where you can get a good dram to try out before investing in a full 750ml bottle.

Working through the wonderful Glenfiddich triple pack one style at a time, this time pausing at the fifteen for a nice long evening. Out of the three offered so far the fifteen is my least favorite, being a little sharp and spicy, however with that said it is still a great scotch and well worth your nose. Here’s to being able to taste so many things on such a small budget!

Nose: Caramels with a strong hit of apple leaning towards the “Granny Smith” variety, heavy sugars that give it a real weighty smell with lasting wafts of brown sugar.

Palate: Light but with a general feeling that coats the tongue with a visit of apple and oak, a pleasant sort of hot sour that I can’t quite place, very explicit in its Speyside flavor with that unique complexity.

Finish: A medium to quick finish leaving a somewhat hot feeling with brown sugar and a tiny slice of apple still lingering.

Overall: 5 out of 10