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Lagavulin Distillery

Port Ellen, Isle of Islay , PA42 7DZ, Scotland
Tel: +44 1496 302 730
Fax: +44 1496 302 321


Articles (12)

A Quiet Confidence
Seáneen Sullivan explores the myths and magic of this iconic Islay distillery

December 2012, Issue 108, page 32

All at sea (Lagavulin)
The Mystery Visitor travels to Islay and puts Lagavulin under the spotlight

July 2005, Issue 49, page 42

All that Jazz...
Jazz fans flocked to Islay in mid-September for the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival and there was a new hook for whisky fans this year with the launch of an official Festival bottling. Now in its 13th y...

December 2011, Issue 100, page 8

Ask The Expert
I have several hand-blown bottles of the Bowmore Bicentennial edition, complete with the wooden case. It is one of the finest whiskies I have ever tasted but it seems too valuable for me to drink at t...

October 2012, Issue 107, page 74

Drams on the ocean wave
Nothing quite beats the thrill of visiting a distillery by water. Dominic Roskrow looks at the link between whisky and sailing.

September 2008, Issue 74, page 20

Festival Takes Off
Our man gets to the heart of the Islay Whisky Festival and uncovers some gems.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 57

Islay Whisky Festival, the must for May
Martine Nouet describes the highlights visitors can anticipate at this May's Islay Whisky Festival

June 2003, Issue 31, page 28

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

September 2008, Issue 74, page 86

Peter the great
Restless genius Peter Mackie was a true champion of malt. Tom Bruce-Gardyne describes the life of the whisky baron who created the White Horse.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 66

Scotch & Water
Approaching a distillery from the sea offers a different perspective

July 2013, Issue 113, page 52

Simply the best
Martine Nouet exanines the benefits of learning local malts with local produce, a la Islay

July 2002, Issue 24, page 56

Under the Hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections he looks at some price guides for bottles at auction. In questions he fields your enquiries ab...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 72

Whiskies (17)

Elements of Islay Lagavulin LG2
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.00%
8 Vibrant and full of character. Best neat.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.80%
9 Complex, sophisticated heavyweight. The one they all have to beat.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.70%
8 You can see into this like a rockpool. Clean and pristine. Complexity building.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.40%
8 An all-timer.Delivers Islay briny atmosphere.

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
8 A well balanced islander. Feet in peat and head in smoke, standing in the briny air. With a warm heart. Great encounter.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
8 A complex yet approachable Islay.

Lagavulin 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 This whisky seems to have matured in tired casks. Quite harsh. Water cuts the edges but does not give it style.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The driest of Islay malts, and an established classic.

Lagavulin 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.00%
Superb balance and complexity.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 The wrestling match between distillery character and Pedro Ximinez finish ends, at length, in a draw.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin 1989 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.50%
8 Pent up power and energy. Lagavulin at its best. A must-buy.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
8 Very easy to drink at this strength. A fabulous, deep and smoky whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1991
- Scotland - 43.00%
8 Peat and iodine are not all. There's got to be texture and complexity. And this one has got it all.

Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1995 Pedro Ximenez
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
For me the complexities have been diminished rather than enhanced. It's a good drink and may be more acceptable for newbies but since when did all whisky have to be acceptable to everyone?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Lagavulin Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 What it loses in character it gains in a different dimension of distinctiveness.

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Lagavulin Limited Edition 2010
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.50%
9 As good a Lagavulin as I've tasted. Hie thee to Islay!

Murray McDavid Lagavulin 1979
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 An opportunity to taste another version of Lagavulin. Subtle and complex, but I missed the instant punch of peat.

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