Diageo Drops Word Of Its 2017 Special Scotch Releases - The Whiskey Wash

Diageo Drops Word Of Its 2017 Special Scotch Releases

By Nino Marchetti / April 29, 2017

Spirits giant Diageo is known each year for is releasing a lineup of different, limited edition single malts from various distilleries in its Scotch portfolio, collectively known as the Special Releases collection. The mix usually includes soe super-premium expressions. This year, they’ve decided to announce the bottlings earlier then the typical fall announcement window.

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Some of Diageo’s bottlings from last year (image via Diageo)

As for what specifically Diageo has announced,

Blair Athol 23 year old
Distilled 1993 ABV 58.4%
Region: Highlands
Cask: Ex-Bodega European Oak Butts
No of bottles: 5,514

Brora 34 year old
Distilled: 1982 ABV 51.9%
Region: Coastal Highlands
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
No of bottles: 3,000

Caol Ila 18 year old
ABV 59.8%
Region: Islay
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
Limited quantities available worldwide

Convalmore 32 year old
Distilled: 1984 ABV 48.2%
Region: Speyside
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
No of bottles: 3,972

Glen Elgin 18 year old
Distilled: 1998 ABV 54.8%
Region: Speyside
Cask: Ex-Bodega European Oak Butts
No of bottles: 5,352

Lagavulin 12 year old
ABV 56.5%
Region: Islay
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
Limited quantities available worldwide

Port Dundas 52 year old
Distilled: 1964 ABV 44.6%
Region: Lowlands
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
No of bottles: 752

Port Ellen 37 year old
Distilled: 1979 ABV 51%
Region: Islay
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads & Refill American Oak Butts
No of bottles: 2,988

Teaninich 17 year old
Distilled: 1999 ABV: 55.9%
Region: Coastal Highlands
Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads & Refill American Oak Barrels
Limited quantities available worldwide

As you’ll likely notice, there are two things missing from this list: pricing and a tenth bottle (there are always 10 releases during the year). Neither was announced, with the latter specifically be saved as a surprise later this year.

“One of our most cherished moments in the whisky calendar is the annual announcement of the Diageo Special Releases collection – a group of limited edition and natural cask strength whiskies that are highly anticipated around the world and revered for their quality and collectability,” said Nick Morgan, Head of Whisky Outreach at Diageo, in a prepared statement.