Lagavulin Whisky - Buy Online With JARBARLAR Singapore
Islay excellence in a bottle
Originating from the eponymous village of Lagavulin on the southern coast of Islay, the history of Lagavulin whisky dates back to the 18th century. Who could have known that over 200 years later, the intense peat smoke aroma wafting out from the Lagavulin distillers would come to define one of the most famous Scottish whiskies in the world?
Why does Lagavulin smell like that?
Scottish Islay whiskies are known for their distinctive peat smoke aroma, and Lagavulin is no exception. If anything, a good bottle of Lagavulin vintage is desirable amongst connoisseurs precisely for its rich, powerful aroma of smoke and the sea. Unsure of how to taste your first Lagavulin? Head to our blog for an easy beginner’s guide to whisky.
Lagavulin’s unique smell comes from the peat that’s used during the smoking process. After the barley has begun to ferment, malted grains are heated over a peat fire. As the peat smokes the malt, naturally occurring chemicals called phenols rise to the surface, giving Lagavulin a signature medicinal flavour. The Lagavulin is then aged in ex-bourbon and sherry casks, which add sweet undertones of fruits and vanilla.
But Lagavulin’s secret isn’t just in the peat or the casks, but something else irreplaceable - the island of Islay itself. The distillery sits by the tumultuous seaside, exposing the barrels to the wild, dizzy, and unforgiving saltiness of the Scottish sea. With every glass of Lagavulin, you’re not just tasting whisky - you’re tasting the wilderness of Scotland distilled through centuries of hard work and passion.
How do I choose between Lagavulin 12 or Lagavulin 16?
The Lagavulin 16 is the must-try for any whisky enthusiast. Bottled for 16 years, each drop of golden amber liquid sends a fiery explosion of smoke, sherry, and spices trickling down your throat. Perfect for newcomers and connoisseurs alike.
In contrast, the Lagavulin 12 has a brasher, stronger aroma. If you have the guts to drink it neat, the full-bodied taste will transport you to a boat on the ferocious waves of the Scottish waters. Lagavulin 12 can also be enjoyed with a dash of water to temper its smoky palate while bringing out the sweeter, spicier undertones. Check out our delivery options and experience the beauty of Lagavulin whisky today.