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Lagavulin

Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky marks its bicentenary in 2016 with a year of exclusive events, limited edition releases and stories from the people behind its considered craft and long history as one of the world’s most treasured Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky marks its bicentenary in 2016 with a year of exclusive events, limited edition releases and stories from the people behind its considered craft and long history as one of the world’s most treasured Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

#Lagavulin200

Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch whisky has the longest distillation and maturation of any in the Classic Malts Collection. It simply will not be rushed. Crafted by the people of Islay, it carries within it their intensity and their attitude that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth making time for and doing right. And, in 2016, we celebrate 200 years of making time at Lagavulin. The date of the first official distillation is 1816, though there’s no doubt that locals would have been producing their own whisky there for generations. Since that first batch, many have fallen in love with its rich textures, intense flavours and remarkable nose of smoke, brine and sweetness – including legendary whisky journalist Alfred Barnard.
He described an 8 Year Old Lagavulin as “exceptionally fine” in 1880. For that reason, the year of celebrations kicks off with a limited edition anniversary release of Lagavulin 8 Year Old. Though this might seem a little young to our 21st century eyes, 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was considered ancient in the 19th Century. This latest release joins a family which includes the 16 Year Old, the Distillers Edition and Special Release 12 Year Old. Incredibly, the 8 Year Old somehow manages to be even bigger on the palate than expected: a magnificently full on Lagavulin taste, sweet, smoky and warming, with a growing, smoky pungency and a very long finish.
Read the tasting notes for a better idea of the 8 Year Old’s profile. The release is the first highlight in a year-long celebration which includes events and tastings around the world – and some changes at the distillery too. A video booth will be installed to enable people to share their stories when they visit. There’s also a special new garden with a phenomenal view across the bay to Dunyvaig Castle, so visitors can drink in the sense of island life which has powered this whisky for two centuries.

Lagavulin Distillery marks 200 years with a special cask for Islay

Ivan Menezes, CEO of Diageo, visited Islay to officially announce the 200th Anniversary year and joined distillery staff in selecting a rare cask of Lagavulin to be used to raise funds for community benefit. For more on Lagavulin bicentenary celebrations, follow the Facebook page, our Instagram page or tweet to @lagavulinwhisky #Lagavulin200

Journal
Lagavulin celebrates with a limited edition

1st March 2016

The definitive Islay Single Malt Whisky marks its bicentenary in typically energetic style, with an exclusive 8 Year Old limited edition anniversary release, events, tastings and stories from around the world.
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