Diageo Unveils 2019 Special Release Scotch Whisky Series

Scotch collectors, start your engines.

Diageo has revealed the full details for their 2019 Special Release series of limited-edition, cask-strength Scotch whiskies.

Featuring expressions from famous distilleries, as well as those less known or even closed, these bottlings are annually some of the most sought-after whiskies on the planet.

The 2019 collection includes:

  • Cardhu 14-Year-Old: A small batch double matured for two years in Amontillado sherry-seasoned hogsheads
  • Cragganmore 12-Year-Old: A smoky Speyside classic, matured in refill American oak casks
  • Dalwhinnie 30-Year-Old: Highland malt with over thirty years of maturation in refill hogsheads and butts
  • Lagavulin 12-Year-Old: Powerfully peaty, a small batch of Lagavulin matured in refill American oak casks
  • Mortlach 26-Year-Old: A small batch of “The Beast of Dufftown” matured in first-fill Pedro Ximenez/Oloroso-seasoned casks
  • Pittyvaich 29-Year-Old: A 1989 ghost, double matured in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry seasoned casks
  • Talisker 15-Year-Old: Smoky, made by the sea, the first ever release of Talisker as a 15 year old, matured in freshly charred American oak hogshead
  • The Singleton of Glen Ord 18-Year-Old: A previously unreleased expression of a fruit and spiced expression, oak matured in freshly charred American oak hogshead

As with the 2018 release and all previous series, these are nationally available, but on a very limited scale.

“Discerning drinkers around the world will delight in this new collection,” says Ewan Gunn, Diageo global whisky master. “From the hand-selected single malt Scotch to the visually arresting bottles, they each tell a strong story of the extraordinary place and the people who have shaped each dram. These prestigious and limited-edition bottlings offer fans an opportunity to collect and explore some of our rarest stocks.”


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