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whisky review 92 – Lagavulin 12 yo cask strength

… big belter from Islay gets the ‘whiskyreview’ treatment

Lagavulin – Port Ellen Maltings

Lagavulin – a place of pilgrimage for many adorers of this quintessential Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. But before the malt whisky comes the malt – in this case, famously imbued with the memorable aromas of Islay’s peat. The malted barley for Lagavulin, and for several other Islay distilleries, is created just up the road, at the Port Ellen Maltings. It’s rarely open to the public, and even then, many parts are off-limits to visitors. So the visit you’re now invited to make is a privileged ticket to areas that most people have never seen – where the operators themselves can explain how we make the malt that makes some of the world’s most famous Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

Lagavulin Managers

Lagavulin – a place of pilgrimage for many adorers of this quintessential Islay single malt Scotch Whisky, crafted here since 1816 by many skillful hands and great personalities. Now, once more, a distillery manager has moved on, to be replaced by a new one. In the second film of our Lagavulin series, meet Peter Campbell and Georgie Crawford…

Whisky Tasting 10: Lagavulin 16 Yr from Islay, Scotland

Lagavulin is from Islay. A distinct island region renounced for producuing peaty whiskies. 4 distilleries especially produce whiskies BIG in peat: Laphroaig, Port Ellen (silent now!), Ardbeg (reopened) and Lagavulin followed by the medium peat distilleries Bowmore and Caol Ila then the least peaty Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain. Lagavulin 16 is the flagship of this distillery. On the nose, sea breeze, sea mist, peat, sweet sherry, sweet maltiness, gun powder and smoke. Very complex nose! More of the above mixed in harmoniously with a velvety, full and round body. The finish is powerful and long with sustained peat and dark chocolate. The single malt is heavenly scoring extra points on complexity. Not a style for the faint hearted and can be a shock to the system! Just a note, I often serve a good malt whisky (or two or three!) rather than dessert wines after dinner. Is this an after dinner malt? Yes but for me an all day 24 hours malt! Yahoo! (95-97 points) Tasted by Michael Lam of the Beverage Review

Lagavulin – through the eyes of Iain McArthur

Lagavulin’s Iain McArthur talks about his 40 years working with whisky on Islay.

whisky review 93 – Lagavulin 16 yo

… older sister to the 12 yo cask strength..