Impeccably crafted and beautifully packaged, the 2018 special releases Diageo collection encompasses some of the rarest and oldest whiskies from famous, lesser-known and often closed distilleries
Diageo has unveiled its 2018 Special Releases Collection – with ten remarkable limited-edition Scotch Whiskies released as part of this annual series.
Eagerly anticipated by whisky enthusiasts and knowledge hunters worldwide, the limited-edition natural cask strength bottlings are meticulously hand-selected each year by a masterful blending team, to form a rare and sought-after collection.
“The Special Releases launch is a highlight in ours and every whisky lovers calendar year. It’s a collection that allows both knowledgeable whisky fans and those new to Scotch to hunt out truly unique limited editions. The exceptional variety and quality of whiskies in this year’s collection will not disappoint, and we’re looking forward to sharing all of the stories behind the bottles.” Donald Colville, Diageo’s Global Malts Ambassador.
This year’s collection celebrates a year of firsts, from the first inclusion of an INCHGOWER bottling to the ingenious and unique five-cask process used to triple mature THE SINGLETON GLEN ORD 14-year-old.
In April this year, the company announced it’s biggest single investment in Scotch whisky tourism, which will see investment to Diageo’s famous visitor distilleries: Lagavulin, Talisker, Glen Ord, Oban, Dalwhinnie, Blair Athol, Cragganmore and Royal Lochnagar – in order to support the growth of single malt Scotch whisky.