Travelling fans of Islay’s Lagavulin Distillery will be able to enjoy exclusive access to a 10-years-old single malt that will be available exclusively at Dufry duty-free stores in airports across the world.
Situated on Islay’s southern shoreline, the new release lives up to Lagavulin’s
reputation as being one of the stand-out Islay single malts. Diageo’s master of malts, Dr. Craig Wilson, says: “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.”
Describing the whisky, Dr. Wilson says: “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.
This is a whisky filled with surprising contrasts. On the palate, Lagavulin 10 Years
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 near or with water, which helps unlock some of the deeper layers of flavour.”
Lagavulin 10 Years Old is 43% ABV and has an RRP of £50 for 70cl.