Diageo’s 2019 Special Release Collection Announced

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July 23, 2019

Diageo has announced a few details about its upcoming 2019 Special Release collection. Although we don’t know all the particulars, we do know the distilleries and overall theme for the collection. This year’s batch is limited to just eight distilleries, however they are all single malt releases—unlike in year’s past where blended malts and single grains have been included. Significantly, each whisky is bottled at cask strength.

The 2019 Special Release collection was selected by master blender Dr. Craig Wilson. The theme for the collection is “Rare by Nature” which, according to Diageo, “celebrates the special, varied surroundings of each distillery, with each one delivering a different journey of discovery for the distillers and blenders who created them, and the whisky lovers who will enjoy them. Each transports you to its heartland, connecting you to that particular part of Scotland and the very people who shaped each dram.”

The tasting notes below are from Diageo. We’ll of course keep you updated on further bottle information and bottle images once we confirm those details—expected this fall.

Diageo’s 2019 Special Release Collection

Speyside

Cardhu 14 Year

“A supremely elegant and unique expression of our warm-hearted Speyside scotch.”

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Cragganmore 12 Year

“A complex and intriguing bottling that combines Speyside elegance with a touch of spice and smoke.”

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Mortlach 26 Year

“The beast of Dufftown at its most impressive.”

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Pittyvaich 29 Year

“A rare sighting from this ghost distillery that delivers a mature and smooth single malt.”

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Highlands

Dalwhinnie 30 Year

“An extra matured and unusual older expression which retains its undeniably gentle character.”

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The Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Year

“A different and delicious spicier expression previously never bottled.”

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Islay/Islands

Lagavulin 12 Year

“A truly spirited, yet youthful expression from our iconic Islay distillery, our home for over 200 years.”

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Talisker 15 Year

“A sweet, yet deep and spicy bottling layered with unmistakable maritime flavors.”

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