This is the 2013 edition of the annual Distiller’s Edition from Lagavulin. It’s a 16 year Lagavulin finished in a PX cask and bottled at 43% ABV.
Nose: Peat smoke with blackberry jam, currants, and other dark fruits swirling around french oak. Slight medicinal note but sweet overall.
Palate: Again peat surrounded by very sweet malt. Slight coriander notes with dark fruits – PX influence is very noticeable.
Finish: Long finish with peat, oak, and brine.
Rating: 92/100 – Love the PX influence – sometimes these finishes on peated whiskies seem more of a marketing gimmick.
Value for the money: These retail for around $100-$120 which I’d be happy to pay.