On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A bottle of Lagavulin
This Christmas we’re asking you to help us select the Cask 88 ‘Scottish Distillery of the Year’, as part of our ‘The 12 Drams of Christmas’ campaign. Lagavulin distillery is one of our 12 chosen distilleries, find out more about the campaign and how to vote for your favourites. Click Here.
Why do we love Lagavulin?
Lagavulin sits on the shore of its namesake; Lagavulin Bay. If you are lucky enough to arrive in south Islay by sea, you will land in Port Ellen and will pass the distinctive white-washed walls of three of the island’s main distilleries Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig on your approach. Licensed in 1816, by John Johnston, the Lagavulin distillery soon established a good reputation and in 1867 began its winning relationship with the White Horse Blended whisky, which was named after the White Horse Cellar Inn located in Edinburgh’s Canongate. It was in 1988 that its single malts gained greater recognition when its 16-year-old expression was chosen to represent Islay in what became known as United Distillers’ Classic Malts portfolio. Since then demand has consistently increased with collectors and enthusiasts alike.
This Lagavulin 25 Year Old was bottled and released in 2002. It is a cask strength single-malt that comes in at 57.20% ABV and comes packaged in a blue card box. One of just 9000 bottles.
How to vote for Lagavulin as Cask 88’s Scottish Distillery of the Year
To vote for Lagavulin, simply retweet this post on Twitter. You can vote for more than one distillery, simply retweet the posts that highlight all your favourites. Find out more about ‘The Twelve Drams of Christmas’.