Lagavulin's Distillers Edition bottlings are allowed a finishing period in casks that previously held sweet, sticky Pedro Ximénez Sherry. The result is a magnificent blend of classic Islay salty peat smoke and intense sherried sweetness. This is the 2001 Distillers Edition, which was bottled at 43% ABV in 2017.
This packs a mighty peaty punch, followed by juicy raspberry, dark chocolate and sherried orange peel with its nose carrying seaweed, Christmas cake, mint leaf, dates and amaretto. Sea salt would linger on the finishing end of this spectacular bottling.