Diageo Introduces the 2016 Special Releases Collection

brora 38 year old The Diageo Special Releases series began in 2001 taking over, in part, from the Rare malts series which ran from 1995-2005. Every year Diageo release a selection of some of their most prized whiskies in forms not normally available any other way, or sometimes not available at all any other way.

Over the years this has included rare and closed distilleries with Rosebank, Pittyvaich, Brora and many more appearing along side Port Ellen which appears as a stalwart in the line-up.

Last years line-up was reviewed by Ben from Bens Whisky Blog for this blog and his notes are here, this year I will be attending the launch personally so watch out for my notes in the coming weeks.

In the meantime to whet your appetite a little, here is the list of this years releases along with RRPs. Check out Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange, Royal Mile Whiskies, Robert Graham and other specialists who will begin listing these products for purchase shortly.

AUCHROISK™ 25 year old
Distilled 1990 ABV 51.2%
Region: Speyside
Max. 3,954 bottles available worldwide
RRP £280

BRORA™ 38 year old
Distilled 1977 ABV 48.6%
Region: Coastal Highland
Max. 2,984 bottles available worldwide
RRP £1,450

CAMBUS™ 40 year old
Distilled 1975 ABV 52.7%
Region: Central Lowland
Max. 1,812 bottles available worldwide
RRP £750

CAOL ILA™ 15 year old
Distilled 2000 ABV 61.5%
Region: Islay
Limited quantities available worldwide
RRP £90

CRAGGANMORE™
ABV 55.7%
Region: Speyside
Max. 4,932 bottles available worldwide
RRP £400

GLENKINCHIE™ 24 year old
Distilled 1991 ABV 57.2%
Region: Lowland
Max. 5,928 bottles available worldwide
RRP £300

LAGAVULIN™ 12 year old
ABV 57.7%
Region: Islay
Limited quantities available worldwide
RRP £80

LINKWOOD™ 37 year old
Distilled 1978 ABV 50.3%
Region: Speyside
Max. 6,114 bottles available worldwide
RRP £600

MANNOCHMORE™ 25 year old
Distilled 1990 ABV 53.4%
Region: Speyside
Max. 3,954 bottles available worldwide
RRP £250

PORT ELLEN™ 37 year old
Distilled 1978 ABV 55.2%
Region: Islay
Max. 2,940 bottles available worldwide
RRP £2,500

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