Lagavulin is a place of pilgrimage for many adorers of this well loved Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
But before the malt whisky comes the malt. In this case, famously imbued with the memorable aromas of Islay’s peat. The malted barley for Lagavulin and for several other Islay distilleries, is created just up the road, at the Port Ellen Maltings.
Trouble is, it’s rarely open to the public, and even then, many parts are off-limits to visitors.
So the visit you’re now invited to make through the You Tube video above is a privileged ticket to areas that most people have never seen. One where the operators themselves can explain how they make the malt that makes some of the world’s most famous Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.