Lagavulin 20 Year Old Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2020
Lagavulin distillery is one of the quintessential Islay producers, built in the early 19th century before eventually finding itself in the hands of White Horse blenders and their infamous proprietor, Sir Peter Mackie. It has truly captured the imagination of the whisky world in modern times, with the 16 year old becoming an instant (if unexpected) favourite when introduced as one of United Distillers' Classic Malts in 1988. The company had not expected the smoky flavours to be as popular as lighter offerings such as Dalwhinnie and Glenkinchie. Lagavulin was also home to the legendary (and near mythical) Malt Mill distillery in the first half of the 19th century.
This was the planned Feis Ile release for Lagavulin in 2020. Sadly the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the bottle was instead made available online for the first time, along with the Caol Ila release on the 8th June that year.
A 20 year old bottled at cask strength, this was aged in refill, Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso-treated hogsheads. One of 6000 bottles.
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