Islay distillery Laphroaig is releasing two new single malt Scotch whiskies exclusively in duty free – Four Oak and the 1815 Legacy Edition.
Laphroaig Four Oak is now available globally from travel retail outlets in one-litre bottles, priced at around €55. With an abv of 40%, the peated single malt has been aged in four different casks: ex-Bourbon barrels, quarter casks, virgin American oak barrels and European oak hogsheads.
The second release, Laphroaig 1815 Legacy Edition, will be launched in April in 70cl bottles costing approximately €104.
Created by Laphroaig distillery manager John Campbell in tribute to past distillery managers, the whisky has been matured in first-fill, ex-Bourbon barrels and European oak hogsheads. It is bottled at 48% abv.
Michael Cockram, global marketing director, travel retail, at Beam Suntory, which owns Laphroaig, said: ‘Peated malts are having their moment in the spotlight, currently leading growth globally in the total malt category.
‘We are launching these two exceptional new products exclusively in global travel retail to meet this demand.’