Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Lagavulin 16 Year Old comes from a distillery in Scotland that many believe is one of the oldest. In 1816, local farmer and distiller John Johnston founded the first legal distillery at Lagavulin (pronounced Laga-voolin, after the Gaelic Laggan Mhouillin, "the hollow where the mill is").
Today the four onion shaped stills at Lagavulin are neatly tucked into a whitewashed jumble of buildings by the sea on Islay's (pronounced Eye-lay) rocky southern shore, guarded by the imposing ruin of Dunyvaig Castle.
There's nothing hurried about life on Islay or about dark, intense Lagavulin, which receives the slowest distillation of any Islay malt, then spends sixteen years in old oak casks before being bottled. Lagavulin 16 Year Old is a pungent and potent, this is the great Islay malt. With richly peaty, deep, smoky flavours, it has an intense, long ambrosial finish.
The Finer Details
Style - Scotch Whisky
Country - Scotland
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 43%