In conjunction with the Fèis Ìle 2017 (Islay Festival 2017), distilling giant Diageo have released a special limited edition iteration of the famed Lagavulin distillery’s 16 Year Old single malt scotch whisky for the annual festival.
Called the 16 Year Old Fèis Ìle 2017, this special festive bottling of scotch has been double-matured in Moscatel oak casks before being bottled at a cask strength of 55.8% AbV (Alcohol by Volume). In contrast, the regular 16 Year Old has a slightly lower AbV rating of 43% compared to this festive special.
Its makers have described this festive special as a “twist” of the distillery’s popular expression. In other words, this isn’t just the regular Lagavulin 16 Year Old single malt scotch whisky in a pretty new bottle thanks to the aforementioned special ageing and casking steps taken.
Released just last weekend, this festive special bottling scotch is limited to just 6,000 bottles. Additionally, its purchases can only be done exclusively at the Lagavulin distillery during the festival’s running where each bottle is priced at £125 (approx. RM688.54).
“As the distillery enters its third century, we look to the future with interesting and unique liquids for our most loyal fans,” said Georgie Crawford, Lagavulin Distillery manager upon the brand’s special release announcement.
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