One of the finest distilleries on the Isle of Islay, built beside the picturesque ruins of Dunyvaig Castle
Since 1816, Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been made in a picturesque huddle of buildings on Lagavulin Bay. Perhaps the most beautifully situated of distilleries, Lagavulin makes arguably the most intensely flavoured, smoky and rich whisky of all. Long fermentation, long distillation and long maturation together ensure that Lagavulin develops all of its long, rich, peaty character. It receives the slowest distillation of any Islay malt - around five hours for the first distillation and more than nine hours for the second. This long distillation is often said to give Lagavulin the characteristic roundness and soft, mellow edges that devotees rightly prize. For many, this is the definitive Islay malt.
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