September Scotch: 200 Years of Lagavulin

New smoky single malt expressions unfold from the Islay distillery

In our two previous September Scotch explorations, we stuck to the Highlands of Scotland for one profile they’re commonly associated with and one that’s a true variation on it all. Now, however, we’re shifting to Islay—the famed, scenic island off the western coast. There, Lagavulin (another Anglicized Gaelic name, this time meaning “hollow by the mill”)—known for its peated, smoke-rich flavors—has just turned 200 years …