Per­fectly crafted Scotch Whiskies

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Ten im­pec­ca­ble Scotch Whiskies will be re­leased in lim­ited quan­ti­ties at the 2017 Whisky and Spir­its Live Fes­ti­val tak­ing place on 08 – 10 Novem­ber as part of Di­a­geo an­nual Spe­cial Re­leases col­lec­tion. Highly an­tic­i­pated by en­thu­si­asts and col­lec­tors world­wide, the lim­ited edi­tion’s nat­u­ral cask strength bot­tlings are rig­or­ously se­lected each year, to form a rare and sought-af­ter col­lec­tion.

The 2017 Spe­cial Re­lease in­cludes a lim­ited edi­tion Blended Malt

Scotch Whisky con­tain­ing whiskies from all twen­tyeight ac­tive Di­a­geo dis­til­leries. Metic­u­lously crafted and beau­ti­fully pack­aged, the col­lec­tion com­prises some of the rarest and old­est liq­uids from both clas­sic and un­known, closed dis­til­leries. Each whisky within the range of­fers com­plex flavours of the high­est qual­ity, de­liv­er­ing truly mem­o­rable taste ex­pe­ri­ences for those lucky enough to drink them.

The Port Dun­das 52-year-old is the old­est whisky ever re­leased in the se­ries, as well as the old­est bot­tle to ever be re­leased by the Port Dun­das dis­tillery. The sec­ond re­lease from the orig­i­nal dis­tiller’s stocks, this is the fourth time a Sin­gle Grain Scotch Whisky has been in­cluded in an an­nual re­lease. The liq­uid is de­scribed as ‘an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of a very old grain, as­ton­ish­ingly rich and com­plex’.

The Col­lec­tivum XXVIII is the tenth bot­tle to make up the Spe­cial Re­leases col­lec­tion and the fourth NAS Malt Whisky in this se­ries to date. Clear am­ber in ap­pear­ance, the liq­uid is de­scribed as ‘en­joy­ing real depth’ with a palate ‘all the way from dry and nutty to rich and choco­latey - with zest and sweet­ness.’

The 2017 Spe­cial Re­leases col­lec­tion of­fers an ex­tra spe­cial and rare gift al­ter­na­tive for this Christ­mas, with the whiskies rang­ing from the LAGAVULIN 12-year-old, to high-end PORT ELLEN 37year-old.

Don­ald Colville, Di­a­geo’s Global Scotch Whisky Am­bas­sador said: “What’s spe­cial about the col­lec­tion isn’t just that some of the whiskies are old. Some of them are from dis­til­leries that ceased op­er­a­tions more than 30 years ago. One of them is half a cen­tury old. Oth­ers are spe­cial ver­sions of fa­mil­iar whiskies that will change how you see dis­til­leries you thought you knew so well.”

Each whisky in the 2017 Spe­cial Re­leases range is a lim­ited edi­tion, rare bot­tling, with four orig­i­nat­ing from closed dis­til­leries. These whiskies have been crafted to de­liver mem­o­rable taste ex­pe­ri­ences un­like any other, to be cher­ished and en­joyed re­spon­si­bly.

LIQ­UID GOLD Don­ald Colville, Global Scotch Whisky Am­bas­sador

TOAST OF THE TOWN Im­pec­ca­ble Scotch Whiskies

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