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Diageo Special Release 2020 range revealed

That time of the year, and the 2020 SR are published.

what do we have this year?

Cardhu 11-Year-Old

ABV: 56.0%
Region: Speyside
Cask: From refill, new, and ex-bourbon American oak

Limited quantities worldwide

RRSP £85

Cragganmore 20-Year-Old

ABV: 55.8%
Region: Speyside
Cask: From refill casks and new fresh-charred casks.

Limited quantities worldwide

RRSP £130

Dalwhinnie 30-Year-Old

ABV: 51.9%
Region:  Highland
Cask: From refill hogsheads

No. bottles available: 6,978

RRSP £550

Lagavulin 12-Year-Old

ABV: 56.4%
Region: Islay
Cask: From refill American oak casks

Limited quantities worldwide

RRSP £125

Mortlach 21-Year-Old

ABV: 56.9%
Region: Speyside
Cask: From Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry seasoned casks

No. bottles available: 7,692

RRSP £575

Pittyvaich 30-Year-Old

ABV: 50.8%
Region: Speyside
Cask: From first fill ex-bourbon casks

No. bottles available: 7,056

RRSP £400

Talisker 8-Year-Old

ABV: 57.9%
Region: Isle of Skye
Cask: From pot-still Caribbean rum casks.

Limited quantities worldwide

RRSP £90

The Singleton of Dufftown 17-Year-Old

ABV: 55.1%

Region: Highland
Cask: Matured only in refill American oak hogsheads.

Limited quantities worldwide

RRSP £110

What is interesting for most of us?

While I’d love to drink The Dalwhinnie or Mortlach, for mere mortals with limited whisky budgets I think the Cragganmore 20 and Talisker 8, as well as the very good and recurring Lagavulin 12, should be the highlights. If you’ve got deeper pockets, the sky’s the limit. Hopefully, I will be able to share tasting notes in the coming future.

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