The Lagavulin distillery was founded in 1816 by John Johnston. It's located on the shores of Lagavulin Bay. The whiskies produced are some of the smokiest that you can find, and the long distillation process is believed to give a pronounced richness. The maltings are brought in from Port Ellen.
The distillery ran a two day week until the 1980s which made it hard for demand to be met leading to rarity of some of their whiskies. Now, however, it's the second biggest selling whisky from Islay.
A dry and massively peat smoked whisky, the 16 year old was originally intended to be a special release but is now a staple of the range. More smokey than peaty this is a benchmark from the southern coast of Islay.
Bottle Size: 70cl