Lagavulin 16yr Single Malt Scotch

Lagavulin 16yr Single Malt Scotch

Item # 37788 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Located in Port Ellen on Islay, Lagavulin is the smoky powerhouse of the Diageo Classic Malts selection. Their pot stills are short and fat, which creates a heavy, oily spirit. The 16-year-old expression is rich, heavy, and smoky. It is full-bodied with core fruit notes integrated with robust spice, smoke, tobacco, and seaweed flavors.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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