Scotch Whisky brand Lagavulin has released a limited edition 22-year-old single malt whisky to mark this year’s Islay Jazz Festival.
Celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the Festival, which will be held in an online format from 7pm BST on 3 October, on the Lagavulin and Friends of the Classic Malts Facebook pages in partnership with Jazz Scotland.
The expression was matured in refill American and European Oak casks, some of which have been seasoned with wine. There are 2,004 bottles available which carry an ABV of 52.6%.
New Lagavulin Distillery manager, Pierrick Guillaume, will host the digital festival, alongside Ewan Gunn, Diageo’s global whisky master.
“This year’s 22-year-old bottle is a glorious and unique Lagavulin from an interesting mix of casks that have given an extra twist of rich, smooth and sweet fruitiness to the palate and finish.”
This is the ninth year that the distillery has released an expression for the festival which is held on its island home of Islay. The event will feature musical performances, an exploration of the connection between jazz and whisky, and a showcase of whisky-based cocktails.