Lagavulin is celebrating 25 years of the annual Islay Jazz Festival with an exclusive bottling, the Lagavulin Jazz 2023 15 Year Old, only available at the distillery.
The festival, presented by Jazz Scotland and Islay Arts Association, will run from the 15 – 17 September and feature performances from some of Scotland’s most exciting and creative musicians.
Jordan Paisley, Distillery Manager at Lagavulin, says, “The Islay Jazz Festival is always a very exciting time for everyone on the island. This year, to celebrate the festival, we’ve created a unique expression of Lagavulin that’s been influenced by the thriving Spanish jazz scene, finishing our whisky in Oloroso Sherry casks. The result is an exceptional bottling that introduces sweet, red-fruity notes, which are beautifully matched to Lagavulin’s signature smoke. “
Lagavulin Jazz 2023 15 Year Old carries elegant, smooth dried fruit and walnut flavours. New depth of character and complexity comes to life as Lagavulin’s intense smoke meets the rich fruitiness from the sherry casks, delivering a twist on the classically smoky flavours of the iconic Islay distillery.
Lagavulin Jazz Festival 2023 exclusive bottling will only be available for purchase at the Lagavulin Distillery, with a retail price of £250 per 70cl, bottled at 53.9% ABV with 3,000 bottles available.