Lagavulin 16 is an intense, smoky-sweet single malt with seaweed flavors and a huge finish, aged in oak casks for at least 16 years. It has a strong peat-smoke that's typical of southern Islay but also offers a dryness that makes it a truly interesting dram.
Nose: Lapsang Souchong and fruity sherry. Palate:The dryness is at first offset by the sweetness of the sherry character. As the palate develops, oily, grassy, and, in particular, salty notes emerge in a long, sustained, aggressive, attack. Finish: A huge, powerful, bear-hug of peat. Comment: The driest of Islay malts, and an established classic.