8th Nov, 2023 10:30

Whisky | Enticing Elixirs & Dazzling Drams

Lot 5


Distilled: 1986

Bottled: 2002

Double Matured in Pedro Ximenez Cask-Wood

43% ABV / 70cl

The Islay distillery of Lagavulin first gained notoriety in 1862 when it was acquired by the well-known blender, John Logan Mackie. He then passed the reins to his nephew Peter, who is credited with the creation of the highly regarded White Horse Blend. This blend was so successful that by 1924 the Mackie group changed their name to White Horse Distillers, before becoming part of the DCL group a few years later. Lagavulin single malt was still produced under the White Horse Distillers name until the late 1990s when it became part of the Diageo conglomerate.

The most famous advocate of Lagavulin is probably fictional character, Ron Swanson, from hit US sit-com Parks & Recreation. However, Nick Offerman (the actor who plays Ron) must also enjoy a drop, as he has partnered up with the distillery to create his own limited-edition whisky.


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Sold for £170
Estimated at £200 - £300

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