Lagavulin 12 year old has been one for years and years to the annual Special Releases. Nose: sweet opens and goes slowly over to smoke what is becoming dominant. Furthermore come hints of earth, licorice, pine needles, bacon, apple and pear forward. With the addition of water open more spicy notes themselves. Taste: very accessible, despite the high alcohol content. Smoked meat, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and grass are noted. Finish: sweet and medium, becoming a smoky aftertaste.