Diageo

Diageo Special Releases 2018 – details revealed today (updated!)

*** Updated : 12/9/18 – added the Cladach Blended Malt ***

Diageo has unveiled it’s lineup for the 2018 Special Releases. So far they have disclosed 9 out of 10, keeping the tenth expressions as a ‘secret’ just like they did last year.

two very intersting facts: there is no Port Ellen and no Brora in the lineup!! which is a first after many years.

The details are as follows:

CARSEBRIDGE 48 year old
ABV 43.2%
Region: Lowlands
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
No. of bottles: 1,000

CAOL ILA UNPEATED 15 year old
ABV 59.1%
Region: Islay
Cask: Refill & Rejuvenated American Oak
Hogsheads and Ex-Bodega European Oak Butts
Limited quantities worldwide

CAOL ILA 35 year old
ABV 58.1%
Region: Islay
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads & Refill
European Oak Butts
No of bottles: 3,276

INCHGOWER 27 year old
ABV 55.3%
Region: Speyside
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
No of bottles: 8,544

LAGAVULIN 12 year old
ABV 57.8%
Region: Islay
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
Limited quantities available worldwide

OBAN 21 year old
ABV 57.9%
Region: Highlands
Cask: Refill European Oak Butts
Limited availability worldwide

PITTYVAICH 28 year old
ABV 52.1%
Region: Speyside
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
No of bottles: 4,680

THE SINGLETON OF GLEN ORD 14 year old
ABV 57.6%
Region: Highlands
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads and ExBodega
European Oak butts followed by a
unique maturation and marrying process
Limited quantities available worldwide

TALISKER 8 year old
ABV 59.4%
Region: Island
Cask: First fill Ex-Bourbon American Oak
Hogsheads
Limited availability worldwide

Cladach , NAS

51,7%, blended malt (whisky from Diageo’s coastal distilleries: Inchgower, Clynelish, Talisker, Oban, Caol Ila and Lagavulin.)

Price: € 175

 

For me the most interesting ones are the Talisker, Glen Ord and probably the Oban, the rest are usually very expensive.. more updates when pricing is available!

Happy weekend all!

Leave a Reply