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Lagavulin has released a new 10 Year Old expression, a permanent addition to the Islay distillery’s core range, exclusive to global travel retail.

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Fiery finish: Lagavulin 10 Year Old is said to be full of ‘intense’ spice and smoke on the palate

The single malt has been matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon, refill and newly-charred rejuvenated casks before being botted at 43% abv.

The whisky is said to be initially ‘sweet and salty’ on the palate with an ‘intense spicy and smoky finish’.

Dr Craig Wilson, master of malts at Lagavulin owner Diageo, said: ‘The different wood types used have helped create a whisky with a fiery yet light, and smoky yet smooth character – one that is filled with surprising contrasts.

‘To many people, Lagavulin is the definitive Islay malt and, like other members of the family, this new expression has a charming exuberance.’

Priced at £50 per 70cl bottle, Lagavulin 10 Year Old is exclusive to Dufry, a travel retailer operating more than 2,300 stores in 63 countries.

The 10 Year Old was first unveiled at Fèis Ìle 2019 – the Islay Festival of Music and Malt – alongside the distillery’s 19-year-old festival exclusive expression.

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