Diageos Lagavulin 25 Year Old Limited Edition

Diageo's Lagavulin 25 Year Old Limited Edition

Diageo's Lagavulin 25 Year Old Limited Edition

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Islay

Available - From September

Location - Global markets

Price - GBP799 (US$1,185) per bottle 

Diageo is to launch a 25-year-old Lagavulin to celebrate the Islay distillery's 200th anniversary.

The cask-strength whisky will be released from September onwards and available in a limited run of 8,000 bottles. A Diageo spokesperson told just-drinks it will be on sale globally in whisky retailers and at the Lagavulin distillery. No abv is available as the liquid is yet to be bottled.

It is Lagavulin's first 25 Year Old release to be matured exclusively in sherry casks.

Lagavulin is celebrating its bicentennial this year, however Diageo has admitted it does not know exactly when the distillery started production. At a birthday celebration in London yesterday, Diageo's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, said the company can only be sure that Lagavulin is "at least" 200 years old.

The launch of the 25-year-old follows another 200th birthday release from Lagavulin. The Lagavulin 8 Year Old will be released in two batches during 2016.