Once there, you will join the legendary Warehouse Tasting before finishing off with a distillery tour. You will also recieve a special goodie bag to take home with you. Pick up approx. 9am. Depart Lagavulin approx 16.15. Please note, this experience is only available on selected days. We strongly recommend booking to avoid any disappointment. For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery. Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our distillery visitor centre. The unique layout of each distillery location and visitor centre means that the reasonable adjustments we make at each distillery may vary. If you are a guide dog assisted person we ask you to book your visit in advance highlighting your specific requirements so that we can endeavour to deliver a positive visitor experience. Plane:- From Islay Airport follow the road to Port Ellen then another few miles towards Ardbeg you will find Lagavulin. Lagavulin Distillery is located between neighbour distilleries – Ardbeg & Laphroaig. Ferry:- From Port Ellen travel towards Lagavulin via road or new walk/ cycle path taking you up to the three southern distilleries. Bus:- Islay Coaches (Mundell’s) have buses running throughout the day. However, please note that buses DO NOT run on Sunday’s at any point throughout the year.

One of the most popular and critically acclaimed single malt scotch brands (together no small feat in such a highly competitive category), The Balvenie entices and appeases lovers of Speyside whisky. The winning recipe here is a portfolio of complex spirits, each enveloped in mellow, sweet and delectable sensory package. The experience is as deep as you want it to be, with the single malts easy enough for beginners and considered enough for collectors. As we enter year two of our September Scotch profile series—dedicating quality time to well-produced whiskies—the Balvenie happened to make a rather startling announcement considering its origin region. The brand has released two new peated spirits as part of its core collection, very uncommon for the generally light and sweet whisky-producing Speyside area. There’s The Balvenie Peated Triple Cask (introduced in June, and only available in global travel retail) and The Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Years, a 2002 edition. Rather than a percussive palate boom, as one often associates with peat, the Balvenie’s peated tipples gently roll forward, make their way around the mouth and then linger politely at the finish.

40, things just got a lot more interesting for Baker’s. 15 less. It becomes a lot harder to justify Baker’s all of a sudden. If someone wants a bold flavorful sip with a similar, yet also slightly different flavor profile, you have Knob Creek. If one wants an age stated bourbon that’s high proofed, you have Old Ezra 7 Year Barrel Strength. Both come in cheaper than Baker’s and deliver satisfactory drinking experiences. A well balanced sip in a bottle that finds itself at a crossroads in today’s marketplace. Baker’s delivers an above average sip, yet one that seems like the odd man out in the Small Batch Collection. If you’re a fan of the other bottles in the collection, it’s worth seeking out a bottle. If, however, you haven’t had any of the Small Batch Collection yet, you may want to seek out a bottle of one of the other three depending on your proof tolerance. In a world of disappearing age statements, Baker’s 7 year statement may help it stand out, however I’m not sure too many people would notice if it went away. Ironically, the same might be said for Baker’s Bourbon itself as it is so easily overshadowed by its more well known siblings.

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