Lagavulin release limited edition 15 year old whisky to celebrate 25 years of the Islay Jazz Festival

Fans of Lagavulin will be able to add to their collection with the release of a new, limited edition whisky.

Published 12th Sep 2023
Updated 30 th Oct 2023

Lagavulin is celebrating 25 years of the annual Islay Jazz Festival with an exclusive whisky 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 2023 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 has flavours of smooth dried fruit and walnut flavours.

There's a depth of character and complexity as Lagavulin’s intense smoke meets the rich fruitiness from the sherry casks, delivering a twist on the classically smoky flavours of the 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.

Lagavulin Distillery, Lagavulin, Isle of Islay, UK
Lagavulin Distillery, Lagavulin, Isle of Islay, UK, PA42 7DZ
Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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