One of Scotland’s “essential” distilleries, LagavulinTM is a place of pilgrimage for many adorers of this definitive Islay single malt Scotch whisky. The distillery works its magic on a cramped, romantic site by the sea across a small bay from the ruins of Dunyvaig Castle. The intensity of this majestic whisky comes from the heavily peated malt from the Port Ellen Maltings, the four traditionally shaped copper stills, a leisurely fermentation and distillation regime, with a wide spirit cut that captures more of the richly-peated tastes and a long maturation of 16 years in refill casks.
A warm welcome awaits at the LagavulinTM Distillery Visitors’ Centre, open all year round for guided tours and tastings.
For those visitors looking for something extra, we recommend booking the Warehouse Demonstration. Join the distillery team and immerse yourself in the taste, smell and sounds that makes Lagavulin an award winning whisky. Not only will Iain MacArthur give you a behind the scenes look into the Lagavulin warehouse, but we’ll also open up some duty paid casks and give you the rare opportunity to taste some unique single cask whiskies. Available Monday – Thursday 10.30am & 14.30pm, Friday 10.30am.
To celebrate the Lagavulin Jazz Festival, our newly appointed distillery manager Colin Gordon will be hosting Exclusive Manager’s Masterclasses on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Monday 17th at 10.00am.
For more information or to book a tour and/or tasting please contact the distillery via email Lagavulin.Distillery@diageo.com or phone +44 (0) 1496302749