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Lagavulin

Lagavulin Distillery

Region: Islay, Scotland, PA42 7DZ

Founded: 1816

Status: Active

Owner: Diageo

Water source: Solum Lochs

Mash tun: Stainless steel full Lauter

Washbacks: 10x Larch

Stills: 2x Wash, 2x Spirit

Capacity: 2,450,000 litres per annum

History:

The distillery of Lagavulin officially dates from 1816, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on the site. One of them became Lagavulin, taking over the other—which one is not exactly known. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742, however. In the 19th century, several legal battles ensued with their neighbour Laphroaig, brought about after the distiller at Lagavulin, Sir Peter Mackie, leased the Laphroaig distillery. It is said that Mackie attempted to copy Laphroaig’s style. Since the water and peat at Lagavulin’s premises was different from that at Laphroaig’s, the result was different. The Lagavulin distillery is located in the village of the same name. Lagavulin is known for its producer’s use of a slow distillation speed and pear shaped pot stills. The two wash stills have a capacity of 11,000 Litres and the two spirit stills of 12,500 Litres each.[1]

Links:

Official

Wikipedia

Visited WOLS Islay Trip 2014 (24th April 2014)

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Lagavulin Whisky Reviews:

  • Lagavulin 10 Years Old 2004 Cask#7746 ~ Cask strength (Single Cask Sample) - Lagavulin 10 Years Old 2004 Cask#7746 (Single Cask Sample) ~56% ABV Score: 88/100 What they say: Distilled in 2004 and matured for 10 years in a an ex-sherry cask What we say: Following our tour of Lagavulin Distillery we were then treated to the daily Warehouse Tasting with Warehouseman Iain McArthur. With 40+ years experience […]
  • Lagavulin-12-Years-old-cask-strength-special-relese-2014 Lagavulin 12 Years Old Cask Strength – 2014 Special Release ~ 54.4% (Diageo) - Lagavulin 12 Years Old Cask Strength – 2014 Special Release Single malt scotch whisky 54.4% ABV, £75 for 70cl available from Alexander & James Score: 86/100 What they say: This is the thirteenth in a series of special 12 year old releases from the original distiller’s stocks. This Lagavulin has a lighter spring in its […]
  • Longmorn 1976 Thosop & SMWS 111.16 Lagavulin 14 Years Old 1987-2001 SMWS 111.16 ~ 55.8% (SMWS) - Review: Lagavulin 14 Years Old 1987-2001 – SMWS 111.16 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Lagavulin Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 111.16 ABV: 55.8% Cost: £14.95 per dram at Fiddler’s Score: 93/100 What they say: Distilled in January 1987 at Lagavulin Distillery this expression matured for over 14 years before bottling in […]
  • Lagavulin 16 Years Old 1998 ~ 52.4% (Single Cask Sample) - Lagavulin 16 Years Old 1998 (Single Cask Sample) 52.4% ABV Score: 89/100 What they say: Lagavulin Distillery Warehouse Tasting Sample #2 What we say: Our second cask sample from the Warehouse Tasting at Lagavulin Distillery was distilled in 1998 and matured in a 2nd fill Bodega Sherry cask for 16 years. Sampled straight from the […]
  • Lagavulin 16 Years Old Lagavulin 16 Years Old ~ 43% (Diageo) - Review: Lagavulin 16 Years Old Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Lagavulin Distillery Bottling: Official – Diageo ABV: 43% Cost: £48.50 from Amazon Score: 87/100 What they say: Above all, Islay means peat. Miles and miles of peat bog in the west of the island provide the raw material whose influence so characterises the […]
  • Lagavulin 18 Years Old 2016 Feis Ile ~ 49.5% (Diageo) - Review: Lagavulin 18 Years Old 2016 Feis Ile Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Lagavulin Distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 49.5% Cost: £125 from Lagavulin Distillery [sold out] What they say: The Lagavulin Festival bottling comes from a blend of refill American Oak and ex Bodega European Oak casks. Bottled at cask strength, it will be a […]
  • lagavulin-1986-distillers-edition Lagavulin 1986-2002 Distillers Edition ~ 43% (Diageo) - Review: Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1986 Lgv 4/490 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Lagavulin Distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 43% Cost: approx. £170-220 at auction (Bottled and released 2002) What they say: Double matured in Pedro Ximinez cask wood, this is a mellow Lagavulin, peat-rich, sweet and very more-ish. What I say: Another bite of […]
  • lagavulin-1991-feis-ile-2015-whisky Lagavulin 1991 – Feis Ile 2015 ~ 59.9% (Diageo) - Review: Lagavulin 1991 – Feis Ile 2015 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Lagavulin Distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 59.9% Cost: £128 from Lagavulin Distillery What they say: A ‘triple matured’ single malt distilled in 1991, matured in bourbon casks with a short period in PX Sherry buts and finally a long, gentle third maturation […]
  • Lagavulin Lagavulin 21 Years Old 1993 ~ 48.4% (Single Cask Sample) - Lagavulin 21 Years Old 1993 (Single Cask Sample) 48.4% ABV Score: 92/100 What they say: Lagavulin Distillery Warehouse Tasting Sample #3 What we say: Finally we get to grips with the Valinch and draw this on directly from the cask under Iain’s expert supervision   Not one to miss a good competition I had a […]
  • Lagavulin 32 Years Old 1982 Lagavulin 32 Years Old 1982 ~ Cask strength (Single Cask Sample) - Lagavulin 32 Years Old 1982 (Single Cask Sample) Score: 93/100 What they say: Lagavulin Distillery Warehouse Tasting Sample #4 What we say: A full 32 years old, this sample was distilled in 1982 and matured in a refill sherry butt originally used (and colour coded) for maturation of Lagavulin stock intended for use in Dewar’s […]
  • Lagavulin-Distillers-Edition-1994 Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1994 Pedro Ximinez Cask Finish ~ 43% (Travel Retail Exclusive) - Lagavulin 1994 Distillers Edition single malt scotch whisky Lagavulin Distillery – Diageo 43% ABV, £70 for 1L, buy Lagavulin DE from Master of Malt Score 90/100 What they say: This is the definitive Islay malt – untameable, with the strongeast peat flavour of any of the malt whiskies from this wild island shore. Its dry, […]
  • lagavulin-1997-bottled-2013-pedro-ximenez-cask-finish-distillers-edition-whisky Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1997-2013 ~ 43% (Diageo) - Review: Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1997 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Lagavulin Distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 43% Cost: £73.26 from Master of Malt [sold out] What they say: Double matured in Pedro Ximinez cask wood, this is a mellow Lagavulin, peat-rich, sweet and very more-ish. Appearance Golden treacle. Nose Intense peat and vanilla. A […]
  • distillery-only-2010-whisky Lagavulin Distillery Only 2010 ~ 52.5% (Diageo) - Review: Lagavulin Distillery Only 2010 Category: Islay single malt scotch whisky Origin: Lagavulin Distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 52.5% Cost: £sold out may be available at auction? What they say: A Limited Edition bottling of Lagavulin without age statement bottled in 2010 and only made available at the distillery, presented at 52.5% ABV Natural Cask Strength. […]
  • Lagavulin Triple Matured FOCM Lagavulin Triple Matured – Exclusive to Friends of the Classic Malts ~ 48% (Diageo) - Lagavulin Triple Matured – Exclusive to Friends of the Classic Malts (Official Bottling) 48% ABV, £100-115 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: Originally released exclusively for the Friends of the Classic Malts, this is one of five triple-matured bottlings across the Classic Malts range that are matured in refill casks, American oak hogsheads and finally European Oak […]
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