Lagavulin

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Lagavulin Jazz Festival 2017 Release

Jazz music is not exactly our cup of tea, we tell you that, but this Lagavulin Jazz Festival 2017 release is just what we need. We picked this bottle up at the distillery with the characteristic red chimney back in 2018, when we visited all of the Islay distilleries....

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Lagavulin 16yo

Light up the fireplace, get a glass and put your feet up. On moments like this I pour myself a dram that doesn’t require much thought. And while Lagavulin 16yo has no permanent spot in my cabinet anymore, I can’t help myself but feel this is one of the...

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The visit of ‘Uncle’ Big Peat

Last week we were pleasantly surprised with the visit of our ‘Uncle’ Big Peat, arranged by our friends of De Monnik Dranken. So a huge thanks to them for hooking us up! We figured the best thing we can do with an uncle you haven’t seen in a long...

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Lagavulin 12yo Special Release 2019

There she stands, with her pale skin, her light hazel eyes, her curvy body pleasing to the eye. I’m a difficult man to impress, but this was love at first sight. Lagavulin is not very high on my list anymore. I’ll admit, I was pretty unimpressed by our previous...

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Classic of Islay by Jack Wieber’s 2018

As a Dutchman I’m very pleased to have such great neighbors. Among many other independent bottlers, Germany brings Jack Wieber to the table. This cask strength bottle, named Classic of Islay is a solid staple in our collection. It has no age statement and it’s probably a young sherried...

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Lagavulin 12yo (bottled in 2012)

Lagavulin, one of the heavier distilleries on Islay. Not particularly because of the peat level of the barley, because that’s exactly the same as Caol Ila’s. It’s the shorter fermentation and shape of the stills which make Lagavulin this bold and full of phenolic flavours.

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Whisky distillation process and the influence on the taste – an example from Caol Ila and Lagavulin

Did you know? Caol Ila uses the exact same malt as its sister distillery Lagavulin. But why is Lagavulin so much peatier, I hear you ask. Well, that’s the magic of the process…

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A warm welcome at Lagavulin Distillery

Lagavulin’s tasting room, not your typical tasting room!

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Lagavulin Distillery Exclusive Bottling 2017

The Lagavulin Distillery, easily recognized by It’s tall red smokestack is not a complete stranger to us. Our collection contains the 8yo 12yo CS, 16yo, the Distillers Edition and some indie bottlings which don’t bear their name, but obviously come from this distiller. So we thought Lagavulin couldn’t surprise...

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Peated distillers editions

Peaty distillers editions, which one do you think is best? Our pick is definitely the Talisker, which has been finished on Amoroso sherry casks. A review on this one is coming soon!

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Lagavulin 12yo Cask Strength 2012

If you have tried Lagavulin 16yo, 8yo and distillers edition already, this could be your next step.

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Lagavulin Distillers Edition

This is the ‘99 vintage of the Lagavulin Distillers Edition, bottled in 2015. A sight for sore eyes, but how does it taste?

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