Lagavulin 16 yo White Horse Islay Scotch 43%ABV (?1980s-date uncertain): A lovely light gold brown colour with a reddish tinge - bit like Japanese Hojicha tea. On the nose there was a lot of peat galore, amply of smoke, earthy oak aromas, green figs, and sea salt. It formed quite an oily complex on the palate, with peat again, smoke, seaweed, camphor, nice black pepper with a tarry component, with minerals appearing with time in the glass. Then, with a bit of sweetening, the complex finish arrived and lasted about of 60 seconds.
This great Scotch is rich but not heavy, with a touch of intriguing elegance. 4/5