Lagavulin Whisky Scotch Single Malt - A to Z of Whiskies

Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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The Solum Lochs
United Distillers & Vintners
Yes (by appointment)
+44 (0)1496 302400
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In 1816 local farmer and distiller John Johnston founded the first legal distillery at Lagavulin. A year later Archibald Campbell founded a second distillery. After Johnston's death the two distilleries were united, when Glasgow-based Islay malt merchant Alexander Graham, to whom Johnston had been in debt, acquired Lagavulin. Graham improved the buildings and his successors, James Logan Mackie & Co., carried on the business successfully. When owner Peter Mackie died the distillery came under the control of the White Horse Distillers, which was bought by DCL before becoming part of UDV.

Today's Lagavulin malt whisky has won numerous awards, including nine Gold Medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competitions. Its awesome power and marvellous complexity of flavours are enjoyed by many malt lovers throughout the world.

The Lagavulin 16 Year Old is widely considered the best of the Islay malts by many connoisseurs because of its balance. A bit of iodine, a bit of smoke, moderately peaty and it has the smoothest of finishes. Lagavulin is part of UDV's famous Classic Malts Collection.

Lagavulin Tasting Notes

Lagavulin 16 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Deep amber gold.
Nose: Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness.
Body: Full and rich.
Taste: Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.
Finish: A long, smooth, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.

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Lagavulin Bottlings

Lagavulin offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 16 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 12 Year Old First Release Bottled 2002.
  • 12 Year Old Second Release Bottled 2002.
  • 12 Year Old Third Release Bottled 2003.
  • 12 Year Old Fourth Release Bottled 2004.
  • 25 Year Old Limited Release Only 9000.
  • 1979 Distillers Edition.
  • 1989 Distillers Edition.
  • You will find all the above bottlings of Lagavulin malt and more available from top whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange.

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