Diageo’s Special Releases for 2012

Just a quick update on the Special Releases from Diageo for this autumn. It seems I have to sell another kidney to get a sip of all of them. Bottle-Share anyone? I can try to get them all if enough people are willing to cough up the cash…

DISTILLERY NO. OF BOTTLES UK RRP COMMENTS
Auchroisk 30 year old 2,976 £230 The oldest Auchroisk ever released by the distillers. From a mix of American & European Oak refill casks filled in 1982.
Brora 35 year old 1,566 £400 Eleventh of a very limited series of annual releases. Vatted from whiskies at least 35 years old distilled in 1976 & 1977 and aged in refill American Oak casks
Caol Ila 14 year old limited numbers £66 From a batch made only once a year,: the 7th limited release of unpeated Caol Ila, the first at fourteen years old, also the first ‘sherried’ Caol Ila released in this series. From 1st  fill ex-bodega European Oak casks filled in 1997.
Dalwhinnie 25 year old 5,358 £185 Latest of four limited releases to be offered by the distillery, and the first of these to come from rejuvenated American Oak hogsheads.
Lagavulin 12 year old limited numbers £71 Eleventh in a series of special 12 year old releases from the original distiller’s stocks. Vatted from refill American Oak casks, each at least 12 years old.
Lagavulin 21 year old 2,772 £350 Only the second 21 year old ever bottled by the original distillers. Vatted from first fill ex-sherry European Oak casks each at least 21 years old, filled in 1991.
Port Ellen 32 year old 2,964 £600 Twelfth of a very limited series of annual releases. From refill American Oak and refill European Oak casks filled in 1979.
Talisker 35 year old 3,090 £525 The oldest limited release ever offered by the distillery. Sixteenth in this series. From American & European Oak refill casks filled in 1977.

Thanks to Loch Fyne Whiskies.

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I'm a web developer at Emakina. I'm highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y and beer. I like to listen to loads of music and read an occasional book. I'm married to Anneke, have a daughter Ot and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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3 Responses to Diageo’s Special Releases for 2012

  1. Teun van Wel says:

    ik laat ze met alle plezier aan me voorbij gaan met deze prijzen 230 pond voor een Auchroisk..?

    Teun van Wel +31-644.642.602 teun@maltstock.com

    the relaxed whisky weekend http://www.maltstock.com

    Op 28 aug. 2012, om 13:37 heeft Malt Fascination het volgende geschreven:

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  2. Gonna need to caugh up a lot of cash for that bottle share mate. ;)

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