Lagavulin Whisky Distillery
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
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.