Lagavulin WhiskyLagavulin Whisky Distillery dates from 1816. Records show illicit distillation in at least ten illegal distilleries on the site as far back as 1742. In the 19th century, legal disputes started with Laphroaig, brought about after the distiller at Lagavulin, Sir Peter Mackie, decided to lease the Laphroaig Whisky Distillery. It is said that Mackie attempted to replicate Laphroaig's style. Since the water and peat at Lagavulin's premises was different from that at Laphroaig's, the resultant product was somewhat different. Lagavulin is known for its use of a slow distillation speed and pear shaped pot stills. The two wash stills have a capacity of 11,000 litres and the two spirit stills of 12,500 litres each.The Lagavulin Whisky Distillery is located in the village of the same name on the Isle of Islay.
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