Elaboration of Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2001
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2001
- Color: Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2001 has a dark caramel colour.
- Smell: The first whiff is delightfully stimulating. no medicinal smell of alcohol. the aroma is pure brown sugar and orange zest. a few minutes to toast almonds, cinnamon, chamomile, lemon peel, cloves, spices and honey opens. The nose is noticeably sharper and more flavourful. rich, full body.
- Mouth: The taste is sweet, from a thick sugar in the middle of the tongue to an explosion of citrus on the sides of the mouth. when it reaches the back of the tongue, cherries and nutmeg is discovered, and a wonderful spicy and hot flavour, with savory notes. Finish: very long. the fruits are replaced by deep peat smoke, oak and sherry.
ALCOHOL: 43% Vol
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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