Elaboration of Lagavulin The Distillers Edition 16 Year old 2002
Lagavulin The Distillers Edition 16 Year old 2002
- Color: deep amber.
- Aroma: satisfactory and tantalizing, intense notes of peat and vanilla, smoke, crisp and roasted malt.
- Taste: full and firm, sweet palate, cozy, pale malt, smoky, salty seaweed, coffee, vanilla and fruity notes.
PRODUCER: Lagavulin Distillery.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: first maturing in barrels refill European and American oak. Second maturation in previous Bodega Pedro Ximenez barrels made of American oak reloaded with new extremes heavily overloaded (American oak).
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