Lagavulin 8 Years Old 200th Anniversary 70cl 48° - Limited Edition
In 2016, the mythical Lagavulin distillery of Islay celebrates its 200th anniversary and has launched a limited edition of Lagavulin 8 Years Old 200th Anniversary. This exceptional Single Malt has been produced from a selection of high quality casks.
Georgie Crawford, Lagavulin Master Distiller, chose to feature a bit of Lagavulin's history with Alfred Barnard, English historian and first whisky specialist and journalist at the end of the 1880. He is said to have considered Lagavulin as "one of the few distilleries able to produce quality Single Malt". When he discovered the distillery, he described an 8 year-old Lagavulin as "exceptionnally fine".
200 years later Lagavulin 8 Years Old offers the same characteristics that captured Alfred Barnard's mind: a refined 48° ABV Single Malt, with a light texture infused with a smoky sweetness and an incredible blend of peppermint and dark chocolate.
Built in 1816 on the South-East coast of Islay, not far from the ruins of Dunyvaig castle, old fortress of the Lord of the Isles, the Lagavulin distillery produces a Single Malt almost as legendary as the island where it was born.
Amongst Islay malts recognized for their peated and smoky character, Lagavulin is known for its complexity and depth: powerful, intensely peated, it is also rich, round and mellow. This double character is the key to appreciate the two new versions bottled at cask strength recently released by the distillery. The unique quality and style of Lagavulin whiskies ranks the distillery in the Classic Malts Selection. Created more than 20 years ago, this selection recognises Single Malts crafted in the tradition of iconic distilleries, and offers the most impressive whisky styles Scotland has to offer.