Lagavulin 12 Year Old “The Ink of Legends” Special Release 2023 is a vigorous example from the distillery, focused on robust and elemental flavors. Peated whisky lovers will love it. Finished in Don Julio Anejo tequila barrels, these barrels bring indelible layers of lively, grassy peat and dark plums, herbaceous fruit to the classic smoky character. Aromas of medicinal smoke, green oak, driftwood bonfires, barbecued pork and dark fruit fill the nose, complemented on the palate by notes of tart citrus, juicy plums, a sprinkle of sea salt and herbal smoke. The finish brings lingering plumes of peat smoke, peppery oak and a salty tang.