Situated on Lagavulin Bay between Laphroaig and Ardbeg, distilling at Lagavulin was started in 1816 by John Johnson. Rumours abound at Lagavulin with stories of illicit distilling taking place since the mid 18th Century, family members falling into vats of boiling liquids and long running feuds with neighbouring distilleries.  Regardless, Lagavulin nowadays has a reputation across the world for fiery and unapologetically smokey flavoured whiskies. The popular expressions are matured in ex-bourbon casks and have converted many a whisky-drinking into becoming a fan of Islay's peatier malts.

Lagavulin 16 year old

Posted 15 April 2017

Lagavulin is oft times an intrepid whisky explorers' first dive into the peaty world of Islay malts. Situated on Lagavulin Bay only a mile down the road from Ardbeg, the distillery has been in operation since 1816 and  just celebrated its 200th anniversary. The 16 year old is well regarded as a classic whisky that everyone should own a bottle of. So, let's make sure it's added to our liquid library of reviews...