Every year for 18 years Diageo have wowed the world with some of the rarest and most unusual whiskies that they have to offer. With no Brora and Port Ellen this year, fans of closed distilleries will be looking to rarities from Carsebridge and Pittyvaich for their thrills. Whereas the familiar young guns from Caol Ila and Lagavulin are joined by a youthful Talisker, which comes out swinging.
Diageo Special Releases 2018:
The oldest Caol Ila so far in Diageo's Special Releases series. This is a refined, mature dram that reaches a depth and complexity of cereals, chocolate and silky smoke, yet shows a surprisingly fresh ...
The Carsebridge grain distillery is now, sadly, silent. Part of the 2018 Special Release from Diageo, this limited edition single grain whisky from 1970 is a run of 1,000 bottles all at the natural ca ...
Curiously, the producers described this whisky as 'Dramatic, brooding and compressed'...perhaps they are channeling the distillery's location in the cramped centre of the seaside town of the same name ...