One of the three great whisky distilleries beyond Port Ellen on Islay that are as close as the whisky world gets to mecca!

Address  :Isle of Islay, PA42 7DZ

Telephone  :01496 302400

Fax  :01496 302733

Owning Company  :United Distillers

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :1816 with distilling on the site since at least 1784

Source  :Solum Lochs

Age when bottled  :16 yrs

Strength  :43%

No. of Wash Stills  :2

No. of Spirit Stills  :2

Visitors per annum  :2000

Nose  :Heavy, powerful, peat-smoke aroma

Taste  :Robustly full-bodied, well-balanced and smooth with a hint of sweetness on the palate

Comments  :One of United Distillers Classic Malt range. A remarkable Islay malt and a great way to round off a hearty meal.

Description  :Near the ruins of Dunyvaig Castle, ancient stronghold of the Lords of the Isles, Lagavulin (pronounced OLagga-voolin') Distillery, was established in 1816 by John Johnson. Production from here goes to the White Horse blend. The water used is from the Solum Lochs. The distillery is now owned by United Distillers and Vintners, and also produces a distinctive malt whisky, which is very peaty and full bodied with a hint of ozone. Tours and tastings can be taken by appointment, and the adult charge includes a discount voucher redeemable at the distillery against a 70cl bottle of malt whisky. Tours are by appointment only; please telephone in advance.

Rating  :***

Opening Hours  :Open Apr-Oct, Mon-Fri. Tours at 10.00, 11.30 & 14.30 and are by appt only.

01496 302400
Isle of Islay,
Port Ellen

Travel Directions to Lagavulin Whisky Distillery

On A846, 2 miles E of Port Ellen, Lagavulin, Islay.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013
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