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Speyburn 16-year-old to land in duty free

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Speyside distillery Speyburn will launch a 16-year-old expression for global travel retail next month, to bolster its existing range of duty free-exclusive whiskies.

Speyburn 16-year-old for duty free
Travel in packs: Speyburn 16 Year Old is the distillery’s third duty free release this year

Speyburn 16 Year Old has been fully matured in American oak ex-Bourbon casks and bottled at 43% abv.

The whisky is said to carry notes of ‘zesty fruit’ with ‘tropical pineapple giving way to hints of white chocolate and honey’ on the palate.

The 16-year-old marks Speyburn’s third travel retail-exclusive release this year, after the launch of the distillery’s 10-year-old expression and the no-age-statement Hopkins Reserve.

James Bateman, global travel retail director at Speyburn parent company International Beverage, said: ‘Travellers are now offered a complete range of expressions that cater to different palates and drinking occasions – with Speyside character at the heart of each expression.’

The whisky will be available worldwide in one-litre bottles, priced at €72.00/ US$85.00 from October 2018.

Speyburn’s renewed focus on global travel retail comes after the distillery underwent a £5 million refurbishment in 2016, which doubled its production capacity.

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