Lagavulin were established 1816, sharing their site with Kildalton Distillery which was founded the following year. They merged operations from 1837 until 1908, when the managers of Lagavulin decided to erect the Malt Mill Whiskyworks, after an altercation with neighbouring Laphroaig. The feud between the two rivals began when restless Peter Mackie headhunted and hired the Laphroaig Still Master. Lagavulin later came under control of White Horse which still includes an essential component of Lagavulin Malt to this day.
Deep amber gold. A truly intense nose full of peat smoke with iodine and seaweed. Some sweetness to the palate, adjoined by salty flavours, hints of wood. A long, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed. Magnificent