In fact, Lagavulin is one of Scotland’s most famous whiskies. Lagavulin nestled on the South of Islay, Scotland’s whisky island. Furthmore, Lagavulin is sitting quietly in its small and beautiful bay. In addition, it is Lagavulin embodies the flavours of the island on which it sits with its rich fruit & smooth smoky flavours complimented by a good dose of Islay peat & crisp sea salt.
Widely known as the Queen of the Hebrides, Islay. It has everything you could possibly ask for from a small Scottish island. The landscape and scenery changes dramatically as you journey round the island from the long sand shores of Machir bay to the rugged cliffs of the Oa. The island has plenty of spectacular views and walks to offer those keen on the outdoors.
Lagavulin is produced by United Distillers & Vintners, which in turn is owned by Diageo plc.
Futhermore, the name of Lagavulin is an anglicization of the Gaelic lag a’mhuilin, meaning “hollow by the mill”.
The distillery of Lagavulin officially dates from 1816, when John Jonston and Archibald Campbell constructed two distilleries on the site. 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. However, some claim 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 village of the same name.