Monday, January 02, 2017


Marking the conclusion of its bicentennial celebrations in 2016, Lagavulin has announced the launch of a new limited edition single cask bottling, which will benefit charities on Islay.

Lagavulin 1991 200th Anniversary Charity Bottling (52.7% ABV) which is limited to just 522 bottles, was matured in ex sherry butt for 24 years.

Lagavulin 1991 200th Anniversary Charity Bottling

All the proceeds from this limited edition, which will exceed £0.5M, will be divided between seven charities on the distillery’s island home of Islay.

Bottles of the Lagavulin 1991 200th Anniversary Charity Bottling (RRP £1,494) can only be purchased via a special ballot on The Whisky Exchange website, with bottle No.1 being auctioned separately to raise even more charitable funds.

This latest limited release from the iconic Islay distillery, is said to deliver notes of charred oak, mature fruits, milk chocolate, ripe red apple and a fine hint of smoked fish sprinkled with olive oil on the nose, followed by notes of dried wood, mint chocolate, crystallised ginger, silky tannins and honey laced with a subtle chilli-like heat on the palate.

Commenting on the news, Nick Morgan, Head of Whisky Outreach at Diageo, said: “We all work in Scotch because we love it. Lagavulin is a whisky and a place that stirs us all both personally and professionally. Being able to launch a bottling like this that will have a deep impact on the magical island of Islay for generations to come is a career highlight. This is just one way in which we want to express our affection for the people who have welcomed us (Ileachs and others) to work and live on Islay for the last 200 years.”

Customers can register their interest in the Lagavulin 1991 200th Anniversary Charity Bottling via To ensure demand for the bottles is managed fairly, names will be drawn at random from a ballot on February 12th.

Posted by Steve Rush