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Glentauchers-Glenlivet 38 yo 1976 / 2015 Cadenhead 50.8% vs Lagavulin 20 yo Feis Ile 2020 54%

Glentauchers-Glenlivet 38 yo 1976 / 2015 Cadenhead 50.8%

I love this nose, with its holy trinity of maturity, reticent oak and good spirit. First off its ancient panels gleaming in hallways, powdery orris, wooden fixtures rubbed with beeswax, puffs of caraway and green mangos. There is a fruity core as well, redolent of yellow stonefruit drizzed with honey. And an oily weight but its transparent and crystalline. Breakfast rye bread topped with marmalade. Waxy elements as well, and a bevy of wonderful spices like black pepper, turmeric, cloves. Is it unfair it has so much going on? Just a bit a soot and heat around the edges. Love. 91 pts

Lagavulin 20 yo Feis Ile 2020 54%

Distinctly Lagavulin, with its grizzled greasy oiliness, mud caked rubber boots and herb gardens on fire. Sea worn driftwood, dried and burnt. soot blackened oil lamps, great heaving chunks of boggy mud, oozing and shiny, white smoke laden with petrochemical odors, mentholated ointments and fisherman’s friend. But it is also very evident that time has not only rounded down the numbers, but gone ahead and built a great oaken altar upon which contemplative gifts of anise rock, licorice root, treacle drops and dried persimmons are offered to quell the raging sea. All in all, an outstanding Lagavulin. 91 pts

 

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