Tasting at Lagavulin Distillery, Islay, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Lagavulin Distillery, Islay, Scotland. Islay is an island off Scotland’s West Coast which us famous for whisky production.

Location is just 2.5 miles east of Port Ellen.

The name is derived from Scots Gaelic ‘laggan mhouillin’ which means the mill in the hollow.

Although now part of the Diageo international drinks group, the distillery has a long history dating back to establishment in 1816 by one John Johnstone.

Other facts

  • Product has a peaty/smokey flavour consistent with Islay malts.
  • Malt is sourced from the local Port Ellen Maltings.
  • Production capacity is 2.45 m litres p.a.
  • Lagavulin favours bourbon hogsheads for maturation.
  • Core products are:
    • 12-year-old cask strength.
    • 16-year-old.
    • Distillers Edition.
  • Tours and tastings are available.

Lagavulin Distillery, Islay, Scotland.

Lagavulin malts, Islay, Scotland

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