for the travellers amongst you to look
out for this summer, Lagavulin has
released a 10 year old expression
exclusively in travel retail.
Here is one for the Lagavulin fans amongst you to look out for on your
travels, Diageo has released a Lagavulin 10 Year Old expression, a new single
malt that will be available exclusively at Dufry duty-free stores in selected
airports across the world.
Bottled at 43% ABV and described as a 'fiery yet light, smoky yet smooth' single
malt it has a RRP of £50 for a 70cl, which isn't too bad although it would have been better if
they had presented it in a 1 litre bottle for a few pounds more but and I am still sure that it will be
popular with travellers who enjoy a peaty dram.
The man behind the whisky, Diageo's master of malts Dr Craig Wilson, said: "Many
people see Lagavulin as the definitive Islay malt and, like other members of the
family, this new expression has a charming exuberance and full-on character. It
is rich, intense and smoky, having spent time in American Oak casks, while a
creamy smoothness and hint of spice shines through from its maturation in
first-fill ex-bourbon casks."
Craig added: "This is a whisky filled with surprising contrasts. On the palate,
Lagavulin 10 Year Old is sweet and salty at first, before it builds to a fiery
crescendo with a spicy and smoky finish that is both intense and warming. It's
best enjoyed neat or with water, which helps unlock some of the deeper layers of
As I said this is a travel exclusive release so if you have no plans to travel
in the near future not to worry you can still find the current Lagavulin range available from specialist online whisky
retailers such as