Well, the blog has “Pub” in its name so I thought the first post should be about booze, in particular, Lagavulin Single Malt 16. It’s an Islay, so the aroma comes in smokey and thick. Sweet and creamy and very mature. Malt, then PEAT and it’s a very powerful peat yet not overwhelming.
The peat and oak combine with the sweet sherry flavor that lingers on the tongue.
The finish is long, with that delicious smokey flavor and just the right amount of vanilla to make you want to pause before taking another drink. If you’re not a scotch drinker, the strong peat may be a turn off, but it defines an Islay. I definitely recommend it.
Lagavulin can be pricey so if you’re just getting into Scotch try a sample. You can find them for about $8.00 U.S. Give it a try and let me know what you think.