Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2006 reviewMarch 25, 2014
Lagavulin 16 year old reviewMarch 28, 2014
I have to admit, This one got me excited before I had even tasted it. Elements of Islay (by Speciality Drinks) with Lg (Lagavulin) attached to it, is something that gets my hopes high. After all, Lagavulin 16YO is my absolute favorite. Fortunately my hopes were matched. Different from the Lagavulin range though. Lg3 is intense, yet mellow. The intensity is in the rich smoke, peat and spices. The mellow side is in the earthly feel of nature, that Lg3 gives. Took me straight Into the Wild, just like the movie.
Like going INTO THE WILD
Lg3 is full of earthly notes. It’s like it was gathered from the nature, that had encountered a forest fire. Lg3 would easily be a dram suitable for drinking outside or in the wild. I would take it with me, when ice fishing or hiking in my hometown seaside in Finland.
Tales of the smoke and peat blog (the article in question is in Finnish but Google can translate it) had an experiment with whisky outside at winter frost. The conclusion was that a strong, preferably smoky dram is best. It doesn’t lose flavors that easily. I’m pretty sure that Lg3 would work well in the wild, especially at winter.
Check out my Lagavulin 1996 Distillers Edition review as well.