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Much awarded, Lagavulin 16 Year Old is the definitive Islay malt for many, and the perfect dram for even the most discerning whisky palate. Since 1816, Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been made in a picturesque huddle of buildings on Lagavulin Bay.
Perhaps the most beautifully situated of distilleries, Lagavulin makes arguably the most intensely flavoured, smoky and rich whisky of all. Lagavulin is an intense, smoky-sweet single malt with seaweed flavours and a huge finish, aged in oak casks for at least sixteen years.
Lagavulin is the biggest, richest and most intensely flavoured of our Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. An ‘essential’ Scotch Whisky that any connoisseur or enthusiast must have in their collection; one of the world’s favourite Malt Whiskies.
Situated beside the sea in a rocky bay overlooked by ruined Dunyvaig Castle, Lagavulin distillery has arguably the most romantic setting of any in Scotland. Lagavulin is a name derived from the Gaelic Laggan Mhouillin - ‘hollow where the milll is’.
“Time takes out the fire but leaves in the warmth” – describes the rounding effect of long 16 years maturation on the Lagavulin liquid.
Nose: Intense peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness.
Palate: A rich, dried fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong, barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. At the back of the mouth is an explosion of peppery smoke.
Finish: Huge, long, warming and peppery with a distinch appetising sweetness.
The intense peaty aromas, rich smoky taste & intensity of Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky are best enjoyed from a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little still water.
Lagavulin 16 is brilliant with blue cheese. The character of Lagavulin - intense, peat rich, sweet and salty - works in an extraordinary way with intensely flavoured salty blue cheeses. For example, Roquefort, Stilton, aged Gorgonzola, Lanark blue. Also excellent with anchovies on toast or oysters too - fantastic!