Elaboration of Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1L 1979
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1L 1979
TASTING NOTES Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1979:
- Color: dark gold.
- Smell: Intense peat smoke, vanilla, citrus notes. Some of iodine, seaweed, ash and leaves snuff.
- Mouth: malt notes, strong peat smoke with ash and coffee. Vanilla and citrus and a little salt, sherry sweetness of Pedro Ximenez casks.
PRODUCER: Lagavulin Distillery.
DETAILS OF PREPARATION: aging in Pedro Ximenez.
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