Lagavulin Distillery claims to have had its
beginning as far back as 1742. The modern version was built
about 1816-24 on, or near, the site of several illicit stills.
There was reputed to have been as many as ten such illegal
stills in the bay where Lagavulin now stands on the South
coast of Islay. Lagavulin was practically rebuilt in 1962
and operates four stills. Rarely is any version of this single
malt officially available other than the "standard" sixteen
16 year old
||Medium to dark
with peat, salt and some sherry.
||Full and smooth.
||Very full. Medium
dry with some sherry, sweetness and salt becoming noticeable
near the end.
||Long and lingering.
Plenty of peat and some briny notes.