Lagavulin 1996 Distillers Edition, also stated as the double matured, is evidently their 16 year old with a Pedro Ximénez dessert sherry cask finish. A fact, that really explained a lot to me about this dram afterwards. Actually I didn’t know it before I started the tasting, even though Lagavulin 16 years is my all-time favorite dram and I like to read about the stuff I’m tasting.
1996 Distillers Edition turned out to be the sweeter and more subtle version of Lagavulin’s signature smoky flavors. My movie reference for Lagavulin 16YO was Trainspotting. So naturally, when I heard that a movie production of Porno was in the making, this has to be it. Porno is the sequel for Trainspotting, both based on the novels by Irvine Welsh.
I don’t know the Porno movie outcome yet, but because Danny Boyle and John Hodge are involved, I’m not gonna hesitate to compare this nice Lagavulin 1996 Distillers Edition to it. If Porno is even nearly as good as its predecessor Trainspotting, it is like experiencing this DE dram. Gets close to the level of Lagavulin’s benchmark whisky, the 16 year old.
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