Lagavulin 1989 distillers edition
Lagavulin distillery is an Islay single malt Scotch whisky distillery in Lagavulin on the island of Islay, Scotland.
The standard Lagavulin single malt is 16 years old (43%), though they regularly release a 12-year-old cask strength variety, a Distiller’s edition finished in Pedro Ximénez casks and 25- and 30-year-old varieties.
Lagavulin was owned by United Distillers & Vintners, which has now become part of Diageo plc.
The name of Lagavulin is an anglicization of the Gaelic lag a’mhuilin, meaning “hollow by the mill”.
Lagavulin 1988 distillers edition
Rare old vintage 1988 bottling of Laguvulin s Double Matured Special Release Distillers Edition 2004. This 16-year-old single malt whisky of the Classic Malts Selection from the Islay legend Lagavulin was distilled in 1988, double matured for up to 6 months in European Pedro Ximenez Sherry oak casks – these give the whisky more fruit, such as raisins and dry fruits and a syrupy character. The whisky was bottled in 2004 with 43.0% abv and the batch number lgv.04/492 under the direction of Distiller Manager Donald Renwick.
This is the definitive Islay Malt – untameable, with the strongest peat flavour of any of the malt whiskies from this wild island shore. Its dry, complex strength of character, with characteristic notes of sea-spray, is perfectly matched by the sweet accents of sun-dried grapes derived from Pedro Ximenez cask-wood in which this special edition has been doubly matured. As a result, this is a rich, peaty malt with a sweet undertone. Perhaps unsuprisingly it is a stunning whisky and is very highly rated indeed.
Lagavulin 16 years old bottling
Aged in oak casks for at least 16 years, this highly rated single malt Scotch whisky has the massive peat-smoke flavor synonymous with the southern Islay region of Scotland. Best enjoyed from a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little still water. Room-temperature water can bring out the hidden aromas and flavors of the whisky, making it more mellow and easy to drink.