Three limited edition batches from Lagg Distillery on Arran
Lagg Single Malt will officially be released from August 2022 in three separate limited-edition batches. We visited Lagg Distillery on a trip to Arran (read all about it here as well as many more delicious Arran things).
Lagg Distillery is the sister of independently owned Lochranza Distillery which was established at the north end of the island in 1995. At Lagg, they create a heavily peated, modern and characterful Single Malt Scotch Whisky. For the Inaugural Releases, they used Concerto malted barley, water from their own borehole and sourced peat from the highlands of Scotland which gives the perfect gentle, aromatic, woody smoke to the spirit of Lagg.
The team at Lagg plans to conduct thorough investigations into the effects that different types of peat sourced from different areas have on their spirit and the distinctive phenols that they produce. They will also experiment with various cask types and observe how they interact with the Lagg spirit over time.
The new distillery is captained by Graham Omand, Lagg Distillery Manager, who worked as a Stillman at Arran’s Lochranza Distillery for several years building knowledge and experience at the North end of the island before overseeing Lagg Distillery’s construction and leading a brand-new team down south. Graham will oversee the production and care of the earthy, peated Lagg Single Malt and is very much looking forward to adding his own interpretation and style to the spirit to ensure it is of the highest possible quality.
“It’s every stillman’s dream to be given such an amazing opportunity to manage a beautiful site like Lagg. I am going to make sure it’s a legacy that I’ll be proud to say I helped build. We are delighted to finally announce the very first inaugural Single Malt release from Lagg.”Graham Omand, Distillery Manager of Lagg Whisky commented: