Lagavulin - 1991
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43% vol - 70 cl
Taste guide: 10up
The distillery of Lagavulin officially dates from 1816, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on the site. One of them became Lagavulin, taking over the other - which one is not exactly known. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742. The Lagavulin distillery is located in the town of the same name.
This bottle was distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2007, making it a Lagavulin 16, but it is different to the regular bottling in as much as the Distillers Edition is double matured in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. So, it gives a sherry finish to the otherwise more classical Islay and smoke of the standard Lagavulin 16 Scotch Whisky. It is part of the Distillers Edition series, released regularly by Diageo in part replacing the “Rare Malts” series which of course was tremendous. tell.
The Lagavulin 16 is renowned for being a robust, heavy and powerful peaty, smoky whisky. And to be honest, the Distillers Edition Lagavulin 1991 is no different. It too is robust, but the peat and smoke are both tamed and balanced by the sherry finish.
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