Here's and extract from an email I received this morning:
I have recently been bombarded by Friends wanting to know more about and buy our brand new expression, Laphroaig 18 Year old. To date I have not said too much as I was unsure that I would be able to get any for you – so strong was the demand from all the various countries. Well the good news is I did!
Not a huge amount, but enough I hope to satisfy those of you who have requested a bottle. Please note it is only on your Friends online shop, not the general one.
I tried the Friends Shop straight away, but it is not in stock. I guess it must be popular and there must be some lucky people out there...