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.
Georgie Crawford Manager of Lagavulin distillery said “The Festival gets stronger and better every year, and all of us at Lagavulin and Caol Ila Distilleries hope that this year’s special Feis Ile bottlings, will add to the delight of those visitors who come to celebrate Islay’s great whiskies and whisky-making traditions with us during the Feis Ile"
Age: 19 Years Old
Cask Type: European Oak Sherry Butt
54.7% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: 2200