Like most Islay malts, Lagavulin is definitely not for the faint hearted. The distillery was officially founded in 1816 (although illicit production on the site most certainly predates that), and produces malt with a signature style of earthy smoke and savoury undertones. 1962 marked a significant point in the distillery's history, as it was then bought by John Logan Mackie, whose nephew Peter went on to create the White Horse blend with Lagavulin at its heart.
These days the distillery, along with White Horse, belong to Diageo. However, it is generally agreed that while Lagavulin's core range remains reliably excellent, older expressions bearing the White Horse name still have the edge.
The grand finale of Lagavulin's 200th Anniversary celebrations, this highly anticipated single cask release was sold via ballot (a mere 522 bottles were produced) on thewhiskyexchange.com in early 2017. Bottled from a Sherry butt, it scored a hefty 93.5/100 on whiskybase.com.
Age: 24 Years Old
Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Butt
52.7% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 497 / 522
Please note minor wear to carton