Lagavulin Distillery, a whisky brand legend, has rolled out the historic special edition Iain’s Farewell Dram. The whisky will honor one of the distillery’s ardent workers. Iain McArthur, Lagavulin warehouse manager is set for retirement this year.
His first job was at Port Ellen Distillery, and then he joined Lagavulin where he spent half a century adapting to a variety of tasks. His portfolio included peat cutting and overseeing casks. Although he is best known for running the tasting sessions at the distillery.
Special Iain’s Farewell Dram Whisky Available Next Year
“Being part of the Lagavulin family has been the adventure of a lifetime, but now I’m ready for a change of pace,” says McArthur. “At 18 Years Old, this bottling brings back fond memories for me, enjoying a dram and celebrating moments in my life. I hope everyone that loves this distillery as much as I do gets to enjoy it.”
Notably, the cask used for Iain’s Farewell Dram was filled by McArthur himself 18 years ago, and he poured each bottle this December. The whisky was aged in second-fill manzanilla barrels and has notes of cereal, orchard fruit, apples, vanilla, yogurt, and sherry.
On the nose, you will find white peppercorns and tea, followed by toasted cardamom, cinnamon, and peat. On the palate, you will find smoke, apple, cinnamon, and chili pepper lingering throughout.
Those who knew Iain were given the first chance to buy a bottle on December 14th. Friends and families gathered for the official launch of the special edition spirit. Lagavulin aims to sell the remaining bottles for £350 (about $390).
There is a single malt whisky distillery in the village of Lagavulin on the south coast of the Scottish island of Islay called Lagavulin Distillery. It distills spirit which is then turned into Islay single malt Scotch whisky because Lagavulin Distillery is owned by the multinational beverage alcohol company Diageo.