Islay’s Laphroaig distillery has launched a new 16-year-old single malt whisky exclusively through online retailer Amazon.
The peated whisky has been matured exclusively in ex-Bourbon barrels, and is described as having aromas of heather and roasted chestnuts, with flavours of caramel, Manuka honey, bergamot and a ‘unique chilli mouthfeel’.
John Campbell, Laphroaig distillery manager, said: ‘Laphroaig 16 Year Old is the perfect illustration of how our rich whiskies mellow as they mature.
‘Whilst this expression carries the iconic smoke of Laphroaig, this is married with sweeter notes of honey and caramel, creating a remarkable dram that’s perfect for the long evenings of late summer and into cosier nights of Autumn.’
Bottled at 48% abv, Laphroaig 16 Year Old will be available exclusively through Amazon in Europe, as well as at select retailers across the US, from 10 September.
Just 11,500 bottles have been produced, which will be available for around £89 per 700ml bottle.