Iconic Peated Whisky releases an 8 year old expression
This was originally released as the distillery’s bicentenary anniversary limited edition, but has since been added to the core range. Founded in 1816, Lagavulin arguably could be heralded as Isaly's most famous distillery.
This 8 year old is a tribute to Alfred Barnard, a famous Victorian whisky enthusiast and author of The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. During his research he visited all the open distilleries in the U.K. at that time, & in the 1880s, he visited Lagavulin, where he tasted an eight year old expression of the famous peated single malt that he called “exceptionally fine”. At that time a whisky of around six years of age was considered prime drinking.
This release has been honed for Barnard's taste if he were with us today. Nick Moran, spokesman for Diageo, says “The obsession with age statements and older whiskies is really a product of the late 20th century…age has become a lazy way of defining quality and price. And that’s demonstrably not how it should be.”
Jump on in and have a try for yourself.