Lagavulin 16 Single Malt Whisky

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Lagavulin 16 is one of those Greats. Wafts of big smoke bellow through the nose and palate, mellowed by sweet malt and couched in a full and generous mouth feel. Amazing harmony and balance allows huge, resonant flavours to occupy this most smoky but moreish of classic Islay Malts. A conversion experience for many non Whisky drinkers, Lagavulin is just a must-have and must-try.
$146.00 in mixed 6+ or $146.00 per bottle

Its Origins

Lagavulin has been made on the same site, on the south shore of Islay since at least 1816. To most whisky lovers Islay means one thing, peat. Peat has fuelled life in the island for centuries, and there is an awful lot of it covering miles of bog in the west of the island. Lagavulin's barley is malted at nearby Port Ellen, where it is bestowed with it's characteristic peat reek. The other major influence of the rich flavoursome character of Lagavulin is the wood in which it matures, 16 years for the standard expression. Unlike most other distilleries here there is a reliance on mainly Spanish, ex sherry casks, which add to the ripe suppleness of the finished dram. Michael Jackson, perhaps the most famous of whisky writers summed Lagavulin perfectly, “An Islay classic. In the peatiness typical of the island, this is the most powerfully, intensely, dry. It also has smoke, salt and seaweedy, medicinal notes, though those characteristics are more evident in some of its neighbours.”

Variety Whisky
Volume 70 cl
Alcohol 43.00%

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