Friday, October 07, 2022


Diageo, has today announced the launch of two limited-edition bottlings to commemorate the 2022 Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival.

Normally the iconic Islay based whisky brand launches a single annual release to celebrate the event, but this year it’s launching a pair of 7 Year Old and 14 Year Old cask strength bottlings.

Lagavulin launches two Islay Jazz Festive bottlings

Lagavulin Jazz Festival Exclusive (59.5% ABV) is a 7 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in a combination of refill and ex-bourbon hogshead casks.

Lagavulin Jazz Distillery Exclusive (55.4% ABV) is a 14 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which was initially matured in refill American oak casks, before being finished in brandy casks for five years.

Commenting on the launch, Jordan Paisley, Distillery Manager at Lagavulin, said: “The Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival has become a key moment in the calendar ever since it began 24 years ago, and we’re all excited to welcome visitors back to Islay for the festival once again. Crafted to celebrate together with our fans in Islay, the 14 Year Old Distillery exclusive is surprisingly sweet, set to excite everyone. This year, we wanted reach all of our fans in a special way, even those unable to attend the festival. That’s why the team has also, for the first time ever, released the 7 Year Old Festival Bottling, an honest and pure expression of Lagavulin – chosen to carry a piece of the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival to every fan’s home.”

Lagavulin Jazz Festival 2022 (limited to 2,490 bottles) will be available from October 8th from for a RRP of £95.00. Lagavulin Distillery Jazz 2022 (limited to 3000 bottles) is now available exclusively from the distillery for a RRP of £220.00.

Posted by Steve Rush