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Lagavulin releases 25 YO whisky to mark 200th year

Lagavulin has released a second commemorative whisky to mark its 200th year – a 25-year-old single malt whisky with a £800 (US$1,200) price tag.

Just 8,000 bottles of the 25 YO commemorative whisky have been produced.

Its release follows the launch of an eight-year-old whisky earlier this year, which marked the start of the distillery’s 200th year celebrations. Only 8,000 bottles of this second 25 YO commemorative whisky – bottled at natural cask strength – have been produced. It is the first 25 Year release by Lagavulin to be matured exclusively in Sherry casks.

“To continue this special birthday we wanted to release a brand new bottling to Lagavulin enthusiasts worldwide,” said Dr Nick Morgan, Diageo’s Head of Whisky Outreach.

“The 25 Year Old is a sublime expression of Lagavulin, I couldn’t think of a better way to pay homage to the distillery managers. This year our aim is to bring as many people to Islay and Islay to as many people from around the globe as possible to celebrate years of craft and passion.”

Lagavulin 25 Year is intended to pay homage to the contribution made to the distillery by its managers over the past 200 years.

“For two centuries, Lagavulin has been crafted through the hands of hard working Islay residents; from peat cutters to warehousemen; the characters that make Lagavulin what it is today share a passion for producing an award winning Islay dram, and I am proud to say that I am part of this passionate group of people,” added Georgie Crawford, distillery manager at the Lagavulin distillery.

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