In 2019 the Isle of Arran distillery at Lochranza opened a sister distillery on the southern finish of the isle. The LAGG distillery solely produces closely peated spirit (round 50 ppm if I’m not mistaken).
Lagg Kilmory Version is the flagship single malt and the primary core vary expression. It’s named after the village close to the distillery. They used Concerto barley and water from their very own borehole. The peat is sourced in North East Scotland. By way of flavour, the mix of peat and and ageing in ex-bourbon barrels types the spine of this whisky.
Lagg Kilmory Version (46%, first-fill bourbon barrels)
Nostril: very younger, nearly mezcal actually. Numerous vegetal peat, alongside heather smoke. Clear lemony notes on prime (juice and peels). Then some white flowers and vanilla. Recent, somewhat easy however fairly flawless too.
Mouth: nonetheless a little bit of a uncooked sooty profile with echoes of mezcal, however already displaying a pleasant oily texture and a few rounder notes too. Citrus and vanilla, with a sure creaminess. White pepper, charred wooden and earthy notes. Refined hints of darkish chocolate within the background. Then a natural and calmly medicinal edge as effectively.
End: medium lengthy, with heat smoky notes and natural touches.
That is most likely pretty much as good because it will get after 3 years of ageing. You realize, peated spirit is nicer to drink at a younger age than unpeated spirit, so no want to make use of STR casks and fancy finishes to make this appear extra mature. General a profitable introduction to Lagg distillery, and clearly that is solely the start. Out there from the distillery store, The Whisky Trade or Whiskysite.nl as an example.