Scotland’s Lagg Distillery will soon release their three inaugural single malt batches, starting with Batch 1 this month.
On the south end of the Isle of Arran, Lagg’s distillery team is putting the finishing touches on the fruits of several years of labor.
Distillery Manager Graham Omand said that he and his team have “poured into making our Lagg Single Malt the robust, complex and earthy west-coast style that we hope you’ll get to know and love.”
The Lagg Distillery and its visitor center was established in 2019, and the whisky brand has since worked to create a heavily peated, modern single malt Scotch whisky, Omand said.
A statement from the distillery notes that for the inaugural releases, the team used Concerto malted barley, water from their own borehole, and peat from Aberdeenshire which gives the gentle, aromatic, woody smoke to the spirit of Lagg.
Omand worked as a stillman at Lochranza Distillery at the north end of Arran for several years learning from his uncle, former Lochranza Master Distiller James MacTaggart. He gained the knowledge and experience to oversee Lagg Distillery’s construction and to lead a brand-new team in the south of Arran.
“It’s every stillman’s dream to be given such an amazing opportunity to manage a beautiful site like Lagg,” Omand said. “I’m going to make sure it’s a legacy that I’ll be proud to say I helped build. We are delighted to finally announce the very first inaugural single malt releases from Lagg.”
Lagg Distillery inaugural releases:
Batch 1 is 100 percent matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 36 months and was made using Concerto barley. It’s made with peat from Northeast Scotland and the peating level is 50PPM. It’s non-chill filtered with no additional coloring and is bottled at 50% ABV. This batch is a limited release of 10,000 bottles worldwide.
Batch 2 is matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 30 months and finished in 55-liter ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks for six months. It was made using Concerto barley and peat from Northeast Scotland and the peating level is 50PPM. It’s non-chill filtered with no additional coloring and is bottled at 50% ABV. This batch is a limited release of 10,000 bottles worldwide.
Batch 3 is matured in ex-bourbon barrels for 30 months and transferred into 50-liter dx-Rioja Red Wine charred casks for six months. It was made using Concerto barley and peat from Northeast Scotland and the peating level is 50PPM. It’s non-chill filtered with no additional coloring and is bottled at 50% ABV. This batch is a limited release of 10,000 bottles worldwide.
The suggested retail price for all three batches is £75, and it will be available to purchase from specialist whisky retailers.
It will also be available from the Lagg Distillery Visitor Center and there will be a small allocation available via the ballot system at www.arranwhisky.com this September.
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