September 27, 2013 – Laphroaig’s revamping of its travel retail range is complete with the release of An Cuan Mór. The 18-year-old single malt joins Laphroaig’s QA Cask release last April and the 2012 PX Cask expression to round out the lineup.
The name “An Cuan Mór” means “the big ocean” in Gaelic, and reflects the distillery’s location on the shore of Islay facing into the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The whisky itself was matured for 18 years in ex-Bourbon casks, with a final maturation in European Oak casks, and is bottled at 48% ABV.
The new expression will initially be available at World Duty Free, Heinemann, and Aelia airport locations in Europe, with additional distribution expected in the coming months. It’s priced at €95 ($129 USD).