Introducing Our2017 Special Releases
13th September 2017
There are ten Special Releases in this year’s range, including a 52-year-old Port Dundas which is the oldest ever and the fourth ever single grain release in this series. An unusual and rare 32-year-old from Convalmore aged in refill hogsheads could make a superb present. As would a 23-year-old Blair Athol, from ex-bodega European Oak butts.
This year’s release of Port Ellen is our 17th and equals the oldest ever Port Ellen release in this series, another wonderful 37-year-old. From a distillery closed in 1983, Port Ellen is now highly sought after and it will be the most expensive Special Release in our history. A 34-year-old 1982 is the 16th Brora release in this series and it shows elegance and restraint. Two younger malts join them this year: an 18-year-old Glen Elgin showcases Speyside, whilst a 17-year-old Teaninich from the Northern Highlands is another malt that should get more limelight.
For those who like their Classic Malts to come from Islay, the unusual and rare unpeated cask strength Caol Ila, this year bottled at 18 years old, and the distinctive 12-year-old cask strength Lagavulin are equally excellent.
The tenth 2017 Special Release this year is a first ever blend for public sale, entirely composed of fine single malt whiskies from all twenty-eight active Diageo distilleries. Exquisitely blended and named Collectivum XXVIII, it showcases the skills of our Master Distillers.