Lagavulin 8 Year Old - 200th Anniversary Scotch Whisky
For the distillery’s 200th anniversary, distillery manager Georgie Crawford wanted to created a special whisky that would capture not only Lagavulin’s signature flavor, but “the feeling of the place.” To do so, she took inspiration from famed whisky writer Alfred Barnard, who after visiting Lagavulin in the 1880s and sampling an eight-year-old whisky (which was quite old for the period), found the whisky “exceptionally fine,” noting that “no prettier or more romantic spot could have been chosen for a distillery.”
Paying homage to the drink Alfred Barnard sampled centuries ago, and to the distillery’s 200 years of history, Lagavulin Limited Edition 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged for eight years in refill American oak casks. The whisky has an aroma of sea breeze, charcoal and citrus fruit, along with notes of old wood, breakfast tea, black currant and mint. The palate is distinctively Lagavulin, with complex smoke notes fading into cedar and ocean spray.