Wednesday, 7 October 2015

News: Diageo Special Releases 2015



Diageo Special Releases
Almost all of the Diageo special releases 2015 are known by now. All the usual suspects are there. Caledonian is a new eyecatcher.

Like every year there are a few affordable ones and a few destined for... the happy few. Let's get them lined up:

Lagavulin 12 Special Release 2015

Lagavulin 12 Year Old 


  • 56,8% ABV
  • 15th release
  • number of bottles unknown
  • price: € 100
Lagavulin 12 Special Release 2015


"The strange horse of Suinabhal" - By William Black. - "I hef been in Isla more as three times or two times myself, and I hef been close to the 'Lagavulin' Distillery, and I know that is the clear water of the spring that will make the 'Lagavulin' Whisky just as fine as new milk"

Caol Ila 17 Special Release 2015

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1997 unpeated

  • 55,9% ABV
  • ex-bourbon barrels
  • number of bottles unknown
  • price: € 100
Caol Ila 17

A most unusual Islay single malt, this limited edition natural cask strength CAOL ILA distilled in 1997 has been aged in ex-bourbon Armerian oak barrels. As clean and fresh as the pale sky that follows clearing rain, its intense flavours dance boldly across the tongue like flecks of foam over wind-lashed waves. There's a bitter-sweet warmth in this fruity, rounded and smooth drinking malt, which has an appetising salty edge.


Pittyvaich 25 Special Release 2015

Pittyvaich 25 Year Old 1989

  • 49.9% ABV
  • 5922 bottles
  • price: € 300

Dalwhinnie 25 Special Release 2015

Dalwhinnie 25 Year Old 1989 

  • 48,8% ABV
  • refill hogsheads
  • 5916 bottles
  • price: € 360
Dalwhinnie 25

Long ageing in refill hogsheads has given this aromatic, crisply focused Dalwhinnie a surprising freshness and an unusually rich, spicy dryness.


Clynelish Special Release 2015

Clynelish Second Edition

  • 56,1% ABV
  • 2946 bottles
  • price: € 600
Clynelish Select Reserve


Caledonian 40 year old 1974 Special Release 2015

Caledonian “The Cally” 40 Year Old 1974

  • 53,3% ABV
  • single grain whisky
  • 5060 bottles
  • price: € 800
Caledonian “The Cally” 40 Year Old 197

Brora 37 year old Special Release 2015

Brora 37 Year Old 

  • 50,4% ABV
  • 2078 bottles
  • price: € 1500
Brora 37 Year Old


Port Ellen 32 year old 1983 Special Release 2015

Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1983

  • 53,9% ABV
  • 15th annual release
  • 2964 bottles
  • price: € 2750
Port Ellen 15th release

Dailuaine 34 Year Old 1980



  • 50,9% ABV
  • 2952 bottles
  • price: €520


Dailuaine 34 Year Old 1980

A smooth-textured, sweet and delightfully rich single malt with balancing Fresh acidity and saltiness and a warming herbal and drying finish.


Source: Whiskynotes & Words of Whisky
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