Lagavulin 8yr old 200th Anniversary Edition
The original whisky produced at Lagavulin was an eight year old malt whisky. In order to celebrate their bicentenary the distillery have produced a limited edition bottling at the original age statement. The whisky itself shows much more influence from ex-bourbon casks than the official sixteen year old bottling. It also has a more intense set of smoke characteristics (wood smoke, peat smoke, ash) over a good body, and excellent length. It is a whisky that probably benefits from being bottled at the higher strength of 48% a.b.v. and that is very (even surprisingly) good.