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Diageo Releasing Nine Rare Whiskies

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Diageo will be releasing nine rare and limited edition whiskies that will be released this autumn as part of its annual Special Releases collection.

The Diageo collection will represent some of the rarest and oldest whiskies from classic, lesser-known and often closed distilleries.

Among the selections are a 48-year-old whisky from Carsebridge, which was founded in the 1700s and which ultimately closed in 1983 [with much of the distillery having since been demolished], a 35-year-old whisky from Caol Ila on Islay and a 28-year-old from Pittyvaich, which was established in 1975 and closed in 1993.

The Diageo whiskies will be available beginning in Autumn 2018 in Australia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, USA and selected Asian markets – with a final tenth bottling to be revealed later in the year.

The Diageo Special Releases Collection:

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 and rejuvenated American oak hogsheads and ex-bodega European oak butts

CAOL ILA 35 year old
ABV 58.1%
Region: Islay
Cask: Refill American oak hogsheads and 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.

OBAN 21 year old
ABV 57.9%
Region: Highlands
Cask: Refill European oak butts.

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.

TALISKER 8 year old
ABV 59.4%
Region: Island
Cask: First fill ex-bourbon American oak hogsheads.

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