A 1990s bottling of 16-year-old Lagavulin single malt, released under the White Horse Distillers name. White Horse started out as a popular blended whisky, introduced in the late 1880s by Lagavulin distiller Peter Mackie. When Mackie died in 1924, Mackie & Co. Distillers changed its name to White Horse Distillers Ltd. to reflect the success of the White Horse brand. White Horse was acquired by Distillers Company Limited in 1927, but the association remained strong and older Lagavulin bottlings still held the White Horse name until Diageo took over. The company was finally dissolved in 2010. Lagavulin 16 was introduced in the late 1980s to replace the 12-year-old expression.