Monday, September 18, 2023

News / The Diageo Special Releases 2023

It is that time of the year again. Each Autumn the Special Releases are released by Diageo, Scotland's largest producer of whisky. The 2023 Edition features eight whiskies from across their 28 single malt distilleries, which show the diversity within their extensive portfolio. The series carries the title of Spirited Xchange this year and each whisky has been selected by Dr. Stuart Morrison, one of Diageo's Master Blenders.

The Spirited Xchange packaging illustrations have been created by eight artists from across the globe with the artworks serving as visual tasting notes for each whisky. The Diageo Special Releases 2023 are available now from and will get a wider world release following the official launch next week.
"This collection has given us the opportunity to roam freely through our vast portfolio and experiment with old and new cask types, including various wine and local spirits casks to create eight one-of-a-kind expressions."
Dr. Stuart Morrison.
We will be in attendance at the launch and will supply a full review, further details and tasting notes shortly afterwards. For now, please see the details for each of the eight bottlings below:
Clynelish / The Jazz Crescendo
10 years old / Highlands / 57.5% ABV / Matured exclusively in American oak first-fill ex-bourbon casks / £165

Glenkinchie / The Floral Treasure
27 years old / Lowlands / 58.3% ABV /  Matured in re-fill American oak barrels & European oak butts / £340

Lagavulin / The Ink of Legends
12 years old / Islay / 56.4% ABV / Finished in ex-Don Julio Tequila casks / £155
Oban / The Soul of Calypso
11 years old / Highlands / 58% ABV / Finished in Caribbean ex-pot still rum casks / £140
Mortlach / The Katana's Edge
No age statement / Speyside / 58% ABV / Finished in ex-Kanusoke Japanese whisky & ex-Pinot Noir wine casks / £250
Roseisle / The Origami Kite
12 years old / Speyside / 56.5% ABV / Matured in first-fill & re-fill ex-bourbon casks / £120
The Singleton of Glendullan / The Silken Gown
14 years old / Speyside / 55% ABV / Finished in French oak ex-Chardonnay de Bourgogne casks / £132
Talisker / The Wild Exporador
No age statement / Skye / 59.7% ABV / Finished in a combination of ex-Ruby, ex-Tawny & ex-White Port casks / £120

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