Frisch von Diageo haben wir eine Liste der Special Releases 2018 erhalten – noch ohne Bilder und mit dem vagen Erscheinungsdatum Herbst 2018, aber wie immer sollen Sie unter den Ersten sein, die whiskybezogene Neuigkeiten erfahren.

Hier also die Liste:

CARSEBRIDGE 48 year old

ABV 43.2% Region: Lowlands Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads No. of bottles: 1,000

CAOL ILA UNPEATED 15 year old

ABV 59.1% Region: Islay Cask: Refill & Rejuvenated American Oak Hogsheads and Ex-Bodega European Oak Butts Limited quantities worldwide

CAOL ILA 35 year old

ABV 58.1% Region: Islay Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads & Refill European Oak Butts No of bottles: 3,276

INCHGOWER 27 year old

ABV 55.3% Region: Speyside Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads No of bottles: 8,544

LAGAVULIN 12 year old

ABV 57.8% Region: Islay Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads Limited quantities available worldwide

OBAN 21 year old

ABV 57.9% Region: Highlands Cask: Refill European Oak Butts Limited availability worldwide

PITTYVAICH 28 year old

ABV 52.1% Region: Speyside Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads No of bottles: 4,680

THE SINGLETON OF GLEN ORD 14 year old

ABV 57.6% Region: Highlands Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads and Ex-Bodega European Oak butts followed by a unique maturation and marrying process Limited quantities available worldwide

TALISKER 8 year old

ABV 59.4% Region: Island Cask: First fill Ex-Bourbon American Oak Hogsheads Limited availability worldwide

Die Nummer 10 wird übrigens zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt noch bekannt gegeben. Und falls es jemandem nicht aufgefallen ist:

For the first time since the collection’s launch in 2001, Port Ellen and Brora will not be included in the range. Port Ellen and Brora are among the rarest Single Malt Whiskies still being released and will continue to be available for purchase as annual bottlings outside of the collection. This move follows the news of the reopening of the Port Ellen & Brora distilleries

Und die dazugehörige englische Pressemitteilöung wollen wir Ihnen auch nicht vorenthalten:

Diageo Introduces the Impeccably Crafted 2018 Special Releases Collection

Ten remarkable Scotch Whiskies will be released in limited quantities this autumn, as part of Diageo’s annual Special Releases collection. Eagerly anticipated worldwide by whisky enthusiasts, the limited edition natural cask strength bottlings are meticulously selected each year by the masterful blending team, to form a rare and sought after collection.
Attentively crafted and beautifully packaged, the collection encompasses some of the rarest and oldest whiskies from classic, lesser known and often closed distilleries. Each whisky within the range offers complex flavours of the highest quality, representing a fragment of Scotch Whisky history.

Donald Colville, Diageo’s Global Malts Ambassador, said:

“The Special Releases launch is a highlight in our whisky 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 range delivers memorable taste experiences unlike any other and the exceptional variety and quality of whiskies in this year’s collection will not disappoint.”

The final tenth bottling will be revealed later on in the year, kept as a surprise for the fans and enthusiasts of the collection. Each whisky in the 2018 Special Releases range is a limited edition, rare bottling. These whiskies have been crafted to be cherished and enjoyed responsibly.

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