Lagavulin 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Is a Smoky, Spicy Treat

Scotch, scotch, scotch.


Top Islay distiller Lagavulin has released an exclusive premium single-malt scotch that promises to tickle all of your taste buds.  

The latest expression from the venerable Scottish distillery is a rich 10-year-old sipper finished in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 43 percent alcohol by volume.  

Initially, scotch fans can expect a “sweet and salty” flavor with an “intense spicy and smoky finish.” 

Dr. Craig Wilson, “master of malts” at Lagavulin parent company Diageo, has more details about what this stuff actually tastes like.

“It is rich, intense and smoky, having spent time in American Oak casks, while a creamy smoothness and hint of spice shines through from its maturation in first-fill ex-bourbon casks,” he said in a press release

“This is a whisky filled with surprising contrasts. On the palate, Lagavulin 10 Year Old is sweet and salty at first, before it builds to a fiery crescendo with a spicy and smoky finish that is both intense and warming.” 

It’s best enjoyed neat or with water, which helps unlock some of the deeper layers of flavor,” Wilson added.

Getting your hands on a bottle will be the tricky part, as the Lagavulin 10 Year Old is available exclusively at Dufry Travel Retail Stores for about $61.

Fortunately, there are 88 locations scattered across the U.S. and Canada—try to remember to cop a bottle after passing through security.