Peated Perfection: Discover Lagg Distillery's First-Ever Core Range Releases
The world of whisky is filled with tradition and history, but there's always room for innovation and fresh perspectives. And that's exactly what Lagg Distillery is bringing to the table with their brand new core range of Single Malts - the Kilmory and Corriecravie Editions coming in early summer 2023.
These dynamic expressions embody the spirit of the Isle of Arran, where Lagg Distillery is located, and offer a unique glimpse into the rich history and flavours of this stunning Scottish island.
At the heart of the Kilmory Edition is Lagg Distillery's commitment to peated single malts that hark back to the illicit stills of Arran's past. Matured entirely in first-fill bourbon barrels, this bottling boasts a vibrant and fresh profile that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Bottled at 46% Vol, with no added colouring or chill filtration, the Kilmory Edition is a pure embodiment of the earthy smokiness and vanilla notes that make Lagg Single Malts so special.
Coming to market shortly after the Kilmory, the Corriecravie Edition offers a unique twist on the Lagg Distillery spirit. After initially being matured in Bourbon barrels, this expression is finished for around six months in Oloroso sherry hogsheads sourced directly from producer Miguel Martin in Jerez. It is then bottled at 55% Vol, once again without chill filtration and with no added colouring. The result is a whisky that showcases a sweeter smoke and rich fruit notes, perfectly balancing the peat and spice that have become synonymous with Lagg’s Single Malts.
But these golden offerings are more than just delicious whiskies. They are also rooted in the history and traditions of the Isle of Arran. The flagship Kilmory bottling is named after the small parish in which the Distillery can be found.
Corriecravie is a hamlet just northwest of the village of Lagg that has its own secrets and stories to tell. This undulating terrain was home to some of the illicit stills that produced the infamous 'Arran water' in the days of early distilling on the island. And just near the village, there is the Torr a' Chaisteil Dun - a fort from the later Iron Age about 2000 years ago, locally known as 'Castle Hill.' With its sweeping views of the southern coastline of the island, Corriecravie is a place of beauty and intrigue that captures the
essence of Arran.
Two sides of the same coin, each dram promises to take you on a journey through time and space, transporting you into the heart of Arran's history and traditions. Lagg Distillery's commitment to quality and authenticity shines through in every bottle, making these new core range editions a must-try for any whisky enthusiast.
Lagg Distillery Manager Graham Omand explains that "these Single Malts are really rooted in the southside of Arran and their aromatic, peated character embodies the earthiness of the whiskies that would have been among the first to have been distilled on Arran hundreds of years ago. Today, our Lagg Single Malts represent the spirit and respect for our land that the people here can't wait to share with the wider world."
The LAGG Single Malt Kilmory Edition 46% Vol will arrive in late May (RRP is £49.99). The Corriecravie Edition 55% Vol will arrive in early summer (RRP £64.99).