Lagavulin Distillery

Lagavulin Distillery

Address:
Distillery Cottages
City:
Lagavulin (ZIP Code PA42 7DZ)
Location:
Isle Of Islay, Scotland
Country:
United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 1496 302730
Web:
https://www.malts.com/en-row/our-whisky-collection/lagavulin/

The distillery of Lagavulin officially dates from 1816, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on the site. One of them became Lagavulin, taking over the other—which one is not exactly known. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742, however. In the 19th century, several legal battles ensued with their neighbour Laphroaig, brought about after the distiller at Lagavulin, Sir Peter Mackie, leased the Laphroaig distillery. It is said that Mackie attempted to copy Laphroaig's style. Since the water and peat at Lagavulin's premises was different from that at Laphroaig's, the result was different. The Lagavulin distillery is located in the town of the same name.

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