ISLAY WHISKY: LAGAVULIN
Rich, smoky and elegant. Lagavulin is the connoisseur’s choice when it comes rare malt whisky. This is an Islay whisky that is extremely distinctive in taste. Any whisky enthusiast will tell you that the much loved Lagavulin 16 is said to be one of the finest whiskies available to buy.
Lagavulin Single Malt Whisky
Part of the triumvirate of heavily-peated southern Islay malts, alongside Ardbeg and Laphroaig, Lagavulin was officially founded in 1816 by John Johnston (although illicit distillation is said to have been carried out on the site since the mid-eighteenth century) and has been the Islay representative of Diageo’s Classic Malt selection since 1987.
The histories of Lagavulin and Laphroaig have been closely tied together, with Laphroaig said to have been founded by the son of the founder of Lagavulin. They were both called Johnston, you see. People talk.
Characteristics of Lagavulin Whisky
Those who enjoy rare malts know that when you begin tasting whisky, you start to pick up on a number of special flavours and mouthfeels. This whisky is a truly interest Islay whisky. The characteristics that are associated with Lagavulin whisky include:
- Wet wool
- Fruit Cake
Lagavulin spirit is usually matured for at least 16 years. At The Rare Malt Whisky Company, we believe that the intense flavour of this whisky is not created overnight, that is why our rare bottles of Lagavulin are incredibly popular.
Buy Lagavulin Whisky
If you decide to purchase a bottle of Lagavulin whisky from The Rare Malt Whisky Company, you will become a part of Lagavulin’s incredible two-hundred-year story. This whisky brand’s journey began over two centuries ago. Every bottle which is made is known for its exceptional quality.
Lagavulin Feis Ile 2017
Sold exclusively at Lagavulin distillery each limited bottle is individually numbered, we are lucky enough to stock a bottle of this kind of rarity. Lagavulin’s 2017 release is 16 years old and has been double matured in Moscatel Wood. Each cask was hand selected by Iain MacArthur.
Lagavulin Tripe Wood
We are often asked if we stock limited edition bottles of Lagavulin and of course it’s what we do best. This bottle that we have in stock is an exclusive Friends of the Classic Malts release from Lagavulin distillery. Matured in refill, bourbon and sherry casks it is a beautiful expression from Lagavulin.
You will find it hard to purchase a bottle of this limited release as it is sold exclusively at Lagavulin on Islay. This bottle is not available elsewhere and so is a true rarity.
Lagavulin 200th Anniversary 25 Year Old
We have a bottle of 200 Years of Lagavulin in stock. This bottle is truly celebrated as it lists every name of the past Distillery managers along with their working dates, making it a very special addition to the Lagavulin collection. Limited to only 8000 bottles, this is a true piece of history in the Single Malt Whisky World. You can browse through our full range of Lagavulin whiskies online now. UK delivery is £5.95 or free for orders that are over £100. If you are not situated in the UK, you can find more details about shipping here.