Tuesday, March 01, 2016


Diageo has today announced the release of a limited edition 8 Year Old Lagavulin expression, as part of the iconic Islay distillery’s 200th anniversary year celebrations.

Lagavulin 8 Year Old (48% ABV) is a special limited edition bottling, that has been produced in honour of Britain’s most famous Victorian whisky writer, Alfred Barnard.
Lagavulin 8 Year Old

During the late 1880s, Alfred Barnard sampled an 8 Year Old Lagavulin during a visit to Islay and described it as “exceptionally fine” and ‘held in high repute’. He went on the declare Lagavulin to be “one of the most prominent” of the few Scotch distillers that can turn out spirit for use as a single malt whisky.

Lagavulin 8 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of milk chocolate, lemon, tea-scented smoke and maritime aromas on the nose, followed by notes of smoke, minty dark chocolate and oven-charred baked potato skins on the palate.

Commenting on the new limited release, Dr Nick Morgan, Diageo’s Head of Whisky Outreach, said: “This is a special year for a much loved Single Malt Scotch Whisky revered around the world as the definitive Islay whisky. There are a variety of plans across the year to bring people to Islay and bring Islay to as many people from around the globe as possible. We are thrilled to begin the celebrations for such an historic occasion with the launch of the first Lagavulin 8 Year Old for many years.”

Lagavulin 8 Year Old, will be available later this month from specialist retailers for a RRP of £50.95.

Posted by Steve Rush