LAGAVULIN

LEGENDS TAKE TIME

The definitive Islay malt—intensely flavoured, smoky and rich. The windswept Isle of Islay instils a strength of character into everything it produces and it's here, nestled in a small bay that our beloved Lagavulin whisky has been made for over 200 years.

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VISIT OUR DISTILLERY

Take a peek at the ins and outs of our working distillery, from the breathtaking views of Lagavulin Bay to our unusual pear shaped stills.

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Discover the Lagavulin Range

Our Distillery

Miles and miles of peat bog in the west of the island provide the raw material which imbues the barley with that distinct smoky flavour. Not to mention the rich peaty water that runs down the brown burn from the Solan Lochs and into the distillery. In case you haven’t figured it out, the smoky, peated Lagavulin is seen as the ultimate expression of this region.

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"It’s here on Islay that one of the world’s most intense, smoky and rich single malt whiskies has been made for over 200 years."

OUR HISTORY

There have been distilleries at Lagavulin since the 18th century; though it wasn’t until 1816 that farmer John Johnston founded the first legal operation. A year later a second distillery appeared, this one run by Archibald Campbell. The two were united under a Glasgow trader, and in 1887, Peter Mackie arrived at the distillery, under whose guiding hand the distillery, and the name Lagavulin, was to become the last word in Islay malt.