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 selected from across their 28 single malt distilleries. 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 Special Releases first appeared in 2001 and have been released annually ever since. The collection has grown to be eagerly anticipated by whisky fans, consumers and collectors around the world. The whiskies included each year are designed to showcase some of the best and rarest whisky, both single malt and single grain, held within Diageo's extensive portfolio of maturing stocks.
The 2023 collection feature eight whiskies, which are accompanied by exquisite labels and packaging. These have been designed by eight illustrators and artists from around the world, who have tried to capture the essence and tasting notes of each whisky in their design. Highlights of this year's Special Releases are the first ever bottling of Roseisle and the oldest ever official release of Glenkinchie.
The Diageo Special Releases 2023 : Spirited Xchange are available in limited quantities via specialist whisky and luxury retailers in selected markets worldwide including Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK and USA, plus selected travel retail outlets and www.malts.com. Details of each whisky including ABV strength, cask make up and price are below.
"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.