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 and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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