Lagg Batch 3 Ex Red Wine Cask
Inaugural Release 2022
LAGG Distillery, construction began in spring 2017 and exactly two years later the distillery was officially opened. The architects have designed a spectacular distillery. One with nature, the roof, a mix of plants that change colors with the seasons. The pot stills were installed in August 2018 – mash tun and four wooden washbacks followed. The first New Make Spirit flowed on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:35 p.m. We look forward to great bottlings from the Lage distillery.
WE’RE CONTINUING A TRADITION
For hundreds of years, to increase their income, small Arran communities made their own spirit in illicit home-made stills. The resulting whisky, which became known as ‘Arran Waters’, was smuggled from Lagg and sold on mainland Scotland. We’re thrilled to be reviving Lagg’s heritage – although we’re doing it legally, of course!
Neu Lagg Batch 3 Ex Red Wine Cask was aged in bourbon casks for 30 months and then transferred to 50 liter charred ex-Rioja red wine casks for 6 months. It was distilled with Concerto barley. The peat content is 50 PPM. It is non-chill filtered, has no added coloring and was bottled at 50% ABV. This batch is limited to 10,000 bottles worldwide.
Odor : Light intensity. Earthy peat notes, campfire, menthol, with a light minerality and a hint of oak.
Flavor : Thick, mouth-filling. More peat comes through in the mouthfeel. A certain sweetness is present. Lots of berries, maybe some dark fruits. Some herbal notes in the background. More peat, nice balance with a little pinch of saltiness. With water, a little more minerality comes to the fore. Earthy peat with dark fruits and berries, hints of herbs and a light saltiness.
Heavily Peated 50 ppm
Cask: 30 Monate Ex Bourbon, 6 Monate Rioja Red Wine
not chill filtered
Isle of ArranDistillers