Pernod Ricard has launched a limited edition 31 Year Old version of its Aberlour whisky brand, created specifically for the French travel retail market.

The company's Chivas Brothers unit said today (3 June) that the whisky, bottled from a single cask, will comprise 96 individually numbered bottles sold only in Aelia stores in Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Nice airports from this month.

France is Aberlour's number one domestic market, the company said, so it is fitting that the release has been reserved for the selected French airports.

This single cask Aberlour was matured in an American Oak barrel, Cask no 4581. The cask was originally filled in May 1975 and has matured for 31 years, developing a "rich, multi-layered character".

Aberlour 31 Years Old will retail for EUR255 (US$396) (duty free) and EUR280 (duty paid).