From the distiller:
"Exceptionally fine" was how illustrious whisky chronicler, Alfred Barnard, described the Lagavulin 8 Year Old expression he sampled during an 1886 visit to the distillery.
In homage to Lagavulin's timeless ability to produce exceptional malts, this is a reinterpretation of the 8 year old from Barnard's era.
The nose is immediately soft with clean, fresh notes partnering faint hints of milk chocolate and lemon, then develops fragrant tea-scented smoke alongside nose-drying, maritime aromas, with subtle cereal.
The palate is light in texture, with a magnificently full-on Lagavulin taste that's even bigger than you may expect; sweet, smoky and warming, with a growing pungency, then dry, with more smoke.
The finish is lovely: clean, very long and smoky. This is a polished and exquisitely crafted celebration of Lagavulin with smoky-clean aromas and a mighty taste. Originally made to mark our bicentenary, it's a whisky to celebrate, in every sense.