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Lagavulin 26 Years Old 2021 Special Release

44.2% abv

Vol- 70cl

Distilled in 1994. From PX/Oloroso seasoned first fill casks

The colour of a deep-hued beech tree in autumn, on the nose it is mellow with complex with woody aromas. Light, fresh and vinous top notes mingle with linseed oil then fade into a warm suggestion of sun-bleached polished mahogany, backed by dry edible seaweed, with sweeter hints of baked fig and butterscotch. Further in, the aromas grow more pungent, oily and fragrantly smoky. Medium bodied, on the palate it is light, ultra-smooth and oily, with sweetness soon tinged with salt and pepper, growing more savoury and smokier. Here is all the precious sweet-smoky style of Lagavulin, in a glowing, well-rounded form. The finish is long, sweetly warming and faintly smoky, a drop of water introduces a little pepper, then the smokiness reasserts itself in the drying aftertaste.

£1,700.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

There have been distilleries at Lagavulin since the 18th century; though it wasn’t until 1816 that farmer John Johnston founded the first legal operation. A year later a second distillery appeared, this one run by Archibald Campbell. The two were united under a Glasgow trader, and in 1887, Peter Mackie arrived at the distillery, under whose guiding hand the distillery, and the name Lagavulin, was to become the last word in Islay malt.

Suffering from the whisky drout in the late 80's and early 90's, Lagavulin now runs it's stills 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to keep up with the ever growing global demand for Lagavulin's distinctive rich dark fruit notes, and of course, that famous Islay peat smoke.

Predominantly matured in refill Bourbon casks, recent years have seen an introduction of ex-sherry casks, delivering even richer, deeper flavours.

Reference #:
15791
Strength
44.2 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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