2016 marks the 200th anniversary of one whiskies most loved distilleries - Lagavulin. To celebrate this remarkable milestone Lagavulin have launched a delightful limited edition bottle which is now available to order with The Whisky Shop. The inspiration behind the whisky - Back in the 1880's Alfred Barnard (a world famous historian) visited the distillery and fell in love with an 8 year old expression which he described as 'exceptionally fine' 200 years later Lagavulin have created a whisky to help celebrate the last 200 years and to recreate the character of the whisky enjoyed all those years ago. Matured using a combination of European and American Oak casks and bottled at 48% volume.
Pale gold with faint green lights, American oak refill casks, light bodied. Powerfully phenolic, carbolic soap, backed by smouldering peat with bergamot; nose-drying and maritime (road salt, iodine). A thin texture, but a full-on Lagavulin taste: sweet, smoky, warming, with a very long finish and a lingering aftertaste of smoke.