At a historical site just east of Port Ellen is the home of the Lagavulin distillery, guarded by the old ruins of Dunyveg castle. This area has been the scene of lots of illicit distilling in the past, since Islay was the only place in Scotland where no Excise officer operated from 1707 to 1823.Lagavulin is the heart of the White Horse blend.

Region Islay
Owner United Distillers
Stills 2 wash  2 spirit
Watersource Solum Lochs
Location Port Ellen  Isle of Islay
Established 1816