Islay Single Malt
Intensely flavoured, smoky
and rich, Lagavulin 16-Year-Old is considered by many to be the definitive Islay Malt.
The Aging Period
Lagavulin’s slow distillation and long maturation in oak casks for at least sixteen years contributes to its smooth, rich texture and intense peaty flavour. As Islay locals say, “Time takes out the fire, but leaves in the warmth”.
This deep amber gold, full-bodied single malt has intense peat
smoke and a rich sweetness on the nose; then sherry, fruit and
smoke on the palate, leaving a long, spicy finish with appetising
ABV: 43% Alc/Vol
The remote, windswept island of Islay off the west coast of Scotland instills a certain strength of character in everything from the people who live there to the whiskies it produces. And it’s here, nestled in a small bay guarded by treacherous rocks and the ruins of a medieval castle, the Lagavulin, one of the world’s most intense, smoky and rich single malt whiskies has been made since 1816. Named after a Gaelic word meaning ‘the hollow where the mill is’, this sheltered site boasted ten illicit stills until in 1816, a local farmer founded one of the oldest official distilleries on the island.
"A true classic in every sense that offers breathtaking depth."
Jim Murray 1999, Whisky Magazine, Issue 6
Double Gold Medal – Best Single Malt Scotch 13-19 Years – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015
Gold Medal – International Spirits Challenge 2015
Double Gold Medal –
San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016
Double Gold Medal and Best Distiller’s Single Malt 13-19 Years – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017