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Did you know that the famous actor Johnny Depp, sometimes asks for a glass of Lagavulin 16 años, only to smell it? A whiskey that deserves such a gesture is certainly a great whiskey, one that every fan should have in his collection.
Description of Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
- Colour: Lagavulin 16 Year Old has amber colour.
- Smell: sea breezes, smoky peat, tar, spicy.
- Taste: Tremendously dry memories of green tea. Greasy, oily, smoky puffs of sea (sea breeze notes), warm, with a very long aftertaste, which extends beyond the imaginable.
ALCOHOL: 43% Vol
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.More about the Producer