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Lagavulin 8 yo & 200th Anniversary Virtual Reality Experience

Virtual reality brings people to the Lagavulin distillery in celebration of its 200th anniversary.

Lagavulin distillery is celebrating its bicentennial year in 2016 by releasing a new limited edition bottling of Lagavulin 8 Year Old and a host of activities that bring people to its shores as well as bringing Islay to fans around the globe.

The launch event in Sydney was held at The Wild Rover and it was an experience like no other in single malt whisky. A virtual reality tour of the distillery had guests standing on the Lagavulin pier, scanning the 360o fields of barley swaying the breeze, smelling the aromas from the kiln, entering the barrel room and visiting the dramming room – with sights, sounds and scents that transported guests to the Islay distillery.

Such an experience lingers long in memory and is not one that cannot easily be conveyed into words. After the VR experience with Brand Ambassador, Sean Baxter, it was time to enjoy guided tastings of three Lagavulin expressions: Lagavulin 16 yo, Lagavulin 12 yo paired with oysters and the new limited release Lagavulin 8 yo paired with salted caramel chocolate.

Lagavulin 8 yo is aged in refill European and American oak casks and bottled at 48% ABV, an expression well worth having in the permanent range. Read our review of Lagavulin 8 yo here along with tasting notes.

Lagavulin 8 yo is available nationwide at a RRP of $95.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.