Lagavulin 16 Years
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Intensely flavoured, peat smoke with iodine and seaweed and a rich, deep sweetness. Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood. A long, elegant peat-filled finish with lots of salt and seaweed.
Lagavulin is a distillery on the southern shore of the Inner Hebridean island of Islay. It is noted for producing a heavily peated single malt whisky with strong iodine overtones. The name is Scots Gaelic for "the hollow by the mill". Built in 1816, the distillery is one of three well-known producers along the coast between the villages of Port Ellen and Kildalton, the others being Ardbeg and Laphroaig. Indeed, the rivalry between Lagavulin and Laphroaig spilled over into legal battles in the 19th Century, following allegations that the then-owner had copied the Laphroaig style.
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