DI­A­GEO SPE­CIAL RE­LEASES 2018

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PIT­TY­VAICH 28 YEAR OLD, SIN­GLE MALT

It takes time to ap­pre­ci­ate the full im­pact of this ap­pe­tiz­ingly pithy, charred, oc­ca­sion­ally sweet Pit­ty­vaich

– from a closed dis­tillery – which is at once straight­for­ward, yet also full-fla­vored and force­ful, with a long fin­ish and a late, dry­ing, brac­ing qual­ity. ABV 52.1% Re­gion: Spey­side Cask: Re­fill Amer­i­can Oak Hogsheads No. of bot­tles: 4,680

TALISKER 8 YEAR OLD, SIN­GLE MALT

De­tailed at nat­u­ral strength, this fine Talisker is smooth, lengthy, in­te­grated and pre­cisely bal­anced through­out, with a sweet and youth­ful as­sured­ness. ABV 59.4% Re­gion: Is­land Cask: First fill ExBour­bon Amer­i­can Oak Hogsheads Lim­ited avail­abil­ity world­wide

OBAN 21 YEAR OLD, SIN­GLE MALT

Dra­matic, brood­ing, and com­pressed, the nose spans a whole range of senses as it shows malt, fruit, oak, peat, and sea-air. The taste is in­tense and sweet, with some salti­ness. ABV 57.9% Re­gion: High­lands Cask: Re­fill Euro­pean Oak Butts Lim­ited avail­abil­ity world­wide

CAOL ILA 35 YEAR OLD, SIN­GLE MALT

An­tique gold color, flo­ral and fruity on a fresh-clean, smoky base. Cool­ing and fluid, with a smooth tex­ture. Starts sweetly and soon dries, with a ris­ing peaty pun­gency and a spicy-sweet fin­ish. ABV 59.1%

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

CARSE­BRIDGE 48 YEAR OLD, SIN­GLE GRAIN

A deep gold color with the del­i­cate, light and bal­anced nose of a very old grain, then a rich tex­ture, volup­tuous mouth­feel, and a big, soft, sweet, then gen­tly spicy taste. Long Fin­ish. ABV 43.2% Re­gion: Low­lands Cask: Re­fill Amer­i­can Oak Hogsheads No. of bot­tles: 1,000

CLADACH BLENDED MALT

Full gold, with a se­ries of coastal aro­mas that a dash of wa­ter brings to­gether su­perbly; the palate and fin­ish are equally flaw­less. A whisky that is the very essence of a coastal malt. ABV 57.1%

Re­gion: Coastal Cask: First Fill Amer­i­can Oak ex-Bour­bon casks, Re­fill Amer­i­can Oak Hogsheads, Re­fill Euro­pean Oak Butts, Ex-Bodega Euro­pean Oak Butts Lim­ited avail­abil­ity world­wide

INCH­GOWER 27 YEAR OLD, SIN­GLE MALT

Full yel­low gold, a com­plex and sur­pris­ing malt from a lit­tle known yet his­toric dis­tillery that has re­tained the dis­tillery char­ac­ter well; nutty and spicy, it is vi­va­cious for its 27 years. ABV 55.3% Re­gion: Spey­side Cask: Re­fill Amer­i­can Oak Hogsheads No. of Bot­tles: 8,544

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