Diageo Special Releases 2015 Line-Up Announced

THE CALLY 40 year old Nine outstanding Scotch Whiskies will be released this autumn, in strictly limited quantities, as part of Diageo’s ongoing Special Releases programme.

Highly anticipated around the world by enthusiasts and collectors, the most sought after annual whisky collection has been rigorously selected from rare, precious stocks by a team of experts to ensure they will deliver a unique and memorable experience to those lucky enough to drink them.

Each unique whisky in the range has been meticulously crafted to create complex flavours of the highest quality.

The Special Releases collection offers people an exceptionally generous and rare gift option this Christmas. The whiskies in the range retail from £80 for the LAGAVULIN™ 12 Year Old, to £2,400 for the PORT ELLEN™ 32 Year Old.

Dr Nick Morgan, Diageo’s Head of Whisky Outreach said: “Year on year I am astounded by the depth of flavours that are woven into these truly precious whiskies. This year is a special one, we have a real variety of whiskies from distilleries which have been un-earthed by our talented Master Blenders such as THE CALLY™. Once again, the Special Releases range has surpassed expectations and we’re thrilled to share the collection with whisky experts everywhere.”

The Cally 40 year old is a Single Grain Scotch whisky from Caledonian, a distillery in Edinburgh which closed in 1988, and is the oldest Caledonian ever released. The liquid is described as: ’clean, fresh and fruity with an oaky character.’ Also part of the collection is the DALWHINNIE™ 25 year old, which is described as a: ‘A creamy, aromatic and crisply focused mature Dalwhinnie.’

The 2015 Special Releases collection includes the 15th appearance of Port Ellen in this range - one of the most sought after Single Malts in the world. Following the success of its first release last year, Dr Jim Beveridge, has created another richly mature and complex CLYNELISH SELECT RESERVE™ using individually selected casks from some of the distillery’s oldest reserves.

Some whiskies in the range are from distilleries that closed nearly 30 years ago, such as Brora and Port Ellen, which means that the whisky is incredibly rare and collectable.

All of these whiskies have been crafted to engineer taste experiences unlike any other, to be savoured and enjoyed responsibly.

Diageo Special Releases 2015 Line-up

THE CALLY 40 year old
Distilled 1974 ABV 53.3%
Region: Edinburgh
Max. 5,097 bottles available worldwide
RRP £750

THE CALLY 40 year old

PORT ELLEN 32 year old
Distilled 1983 ABV 53.9%
Region: Islay
Max. 3,000 bottles available worldwide
RRP £2,400

PORT ELLEN 32 year old

CAOL ILA 17 year old
Distilled 1997 ABV 55.9%
Region: Islay
Limited availability worldwide
RRP £90

CAOL ILA 17 year old

LAGAVULIN 12 year old
ABV 56.8%
Region: Islay
Limited quantities available worldwide
RRP £80

LAGAVULIN 12 year old

CLYNELISH SELECT RESERVE
ABV 56.1%
Region: Coastal Highlands
Max. 3,000 bottles available worldwide
RRP £550

CLYNELISH SELECT RESERVE

BRORA 37 year old
Distilled 1977 ABV 50.4%
Region: Coastal Highlands
Max. 3,000 bottles available worldwide
RRP £1,300

BRORA 37 year old

DAILUAINE 34 year old
Distilled 1980 ABV 50.9%
Region: Speyside
Max. 3,000 bottles available worldwide
RRP £380

DAILUAINE 34 year old

PITTYVAICH 25 year old
Distilled 1989 ABV 49.9%
Region: Speyside
Max. 6,000 bottles available worldwide
RRP £250

PITTYVAICH 25 year old

DALWHINNIE 25 year old
Distilled 1989 ABV 48.8%
Region: Central Highlands
Max. 6,000 bottles available worldwide
RRP £325

DALWHINNIE 25 year old


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