Brand
Lagavulin
Expression
Lg1
Whisky type
Single Malt
Bottled by
Elements of Islay
Distillery
Lagavulin Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
56.80%
In collection

Review by Elements of Islay

Nose

Cereal and smoke lead the nose – crushed barley, porridge oats and creamy cranachan mingle with damp peat and coal-fired stoves. A drop of water adds more sweetness and a rich flapjack character.

Palate

Crisp, smoky and intense. Pepper and honey crash against the palate, but soften to reveal hints of tropical fruit and grapes before waves of smoke roll in.

Finish

Very long, with peppery spice slowly fading.

Note

Despite this being one of Islay’s most famous distilleries, there are very few independently bottled expressions. Rather than the official bottlings’ richer and elegant style, for the Lg range, we have focused on a younger and feistier mix of bourbon and sherry casks, starting with this punchy dram.