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Lagavulin

Region: Islay
District: South Shore

Lagavulin Distillery claims to have had its beginning as far back as 1742. The modern version was built about 1816-24 on, or near, the site of several illicit stills. There was reputed to have been as many as ten such illegal stills in the bay where Lagavulin now stands on the South coast of Islay. Lagavulin was practically rebuilt in 1962 and operates four stills. Rarely is any version of this single malt officially available other than the "standard" sixteen year-old.

16 year old

Proof 86
Color Medium to dark amber.
Nose Typically Islay with peat, salt and some sherry.
Body Full and smooth.
Palate Very full. Medium dry with some sherry, sweetness and salt becoming noticeable near the end.
Finish Long and lingering. Plenty of peat and some briny notes.

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