Diageo has unveiled its 2020 Special Releases Whisky Collection. Curated by Master Blender Dr. Craig Wilson, the collection includes eight cask strength single malt Scotch Whiskies drawn from some of Scotland’s most interesting distilleries.
The annual series explores unusual age points, experimental maturation techniques and this year, welcomes its first-ever release finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks. The “Rare by Nature” theme highlights the extraordinary nature that surrounds each distillery, with each Whisky visually brought to life through intricate illustrations that decorate the bottles.
For those curious to discover the very last drops from unique casks, uncover once thought lost distilleries, or to explore a taste of history, the collection includes:
- Pittyvaich, from the Speyside ghost distillery, finished in first fill ex-bourbon casks.
- A rare Highland expression of Dalwhinnie matured in refill hogshead casks filled in 1989.
- The best of Isle of Skye, Talisker, finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks.
- The stalwart Lagavulin, a perfect expression of this Islay distillery’s character.
“I’ve created this year’s Special Releases Collection, from some of my favorite distilleries across Scotland, with whisky enthusiasts in mind,” explained Dr Wilson. “For those who enjoy spicy flavours, my recommendation would be to try our Cardhu, and for those who favour rich, intense and smooth flavours my choice would be Mortlach 21 year old. If you are curious about discovering something very rare, the Pittyvaich – the single ghost distillery in our Special Releases Collection this year is an unforgettable dram.”
Diageo 2020 Special Releases Whisky Collection :
The 2020 Special Releases collection will be available in limited quantities.
- Cardhu 11-Year-Old
- Cragganmore 20-Year-Old
- Dalwhinnie 30-Year-Old
- Lagavulin 12-Year-Old
- Mortlach 21-Year-Old
- Pittyvaich 30-Year-Old
- Talisker 8-Year-Old
- The Singleton of Dufftown 17-Year-Old