Elaboration of Lagavulin Elements Of Islay Lg10 12 Year old 50cl 2007
Lagavulin Elements Of Islay Lg10 12 Year old 50cl 2007
- Color: pale gold.
- Aroma: sweet, pancakes topped with caramel, stewed apples, vanilla sugar, smoke and slightly astringent medicinal.
- Taste: full-bodied, ripe mango, pineapple, roasted peaches, fruit flavors, taste salty, coastal, followed by barley dried bark, coal tar and gravel.
PRODUCER: Lagavulin Distillery.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: Aged in American oak barrels.
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