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Highland distillery Fettercairn will release two new limited edition single malts – a 16- and a 23-year-old – exclusively for the travel retail market.

Fettercairn 16 and 23 Year Old single malts
Doubling up: Fettercairn 16 and 23 Year Olds are new to the distillery's travel retail lineup

Fettercairn 16 Year Old and 23 Year Old have both been fully matured in American oak ex-Bourbon casks.

The 16 Year Old, designed to appeal to ‘new and occasional drinkers’, has been bottled at 46% abv and will be available in global travel retail stores priced at £80 per one-litre bottle.

Fettercairn 23 Year Old, said to comprise ‘rare’ whiskies creating a ‘hidden gem’, has been bottled at 47% abv and will be priced at £200 per 70cl bottle.

Richard Trimby, travel retail director for Fettercairn parent company Whyte and Mackay, said: ‘We are answering the traveller’s thirst for newness – we know that single malt drinkers like to discover new flavours and find hidden gems, especially ones that are unique to travel retail.’

The two whiskies join Fettercairn 12 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Edition in the distillery’s range of travel retail exclusives.

After launching at the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes later this month, the two new expressions will be available to buy from ‘early 2020’.

Fettercairn revamped its flagship range of single malts in 2018, ranging from an ‘accessible’ 12-year-old priced at £48, to a 40-year-old priced at £3,000 per bottle.

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