I thought I better include the Lagavulin next in my list of single malts. This is one of Paul (my husband’s) favourites. I like it but it is an end of an evening drink for me, not an anytime whisky. It is also more expensive than any of the other whiskies I have mentioned so far being around 57 GBP a bottle.
It smells smoky, it tastes peaty and the after taste is peaty. If you want that big hit Islay taste, then this is the one.
Masters of Malt have this to say …
Nose: More like Lapsang Souchong tea than Lapsang Souchong! One of the smokiest noses from Islay. It's big, very, very concentrated, and redolent of iodine, sweet spices, good, mature Sherry and creamy vanilla. Stunning.