Whisky lovers rejoice! The Special Releases from Diageo are slowly seeing the light of day. Every release of 2021 is sourced from active Diageo distilleries. There are - for now at least - no closed distilleries in the list. The ultimate showpiece will be a 26-year-old Lagavulin. Fear not, the 12-year-old is still part of the 2021 Special Releases as well as the 8-year-old Talisker. Again, sadly enough, there is no sign of an unpeated Caol Ila.
Alcohol: 44.2% ABV
Outturn: 7.542 bottles
Casks: first-fill Pedro Ximenez / Oloroso-seasoned casks
The Singleton of Glendullan 19
Alcohol: 54.6% ABV
Casks: finished in cognac-seasoned casks
Royal Lochnagar 16
Alcohol: 57.5% ABV
Casks: exclusively (??) refill casks
Alcohol: 55.5% ABV
Casks: finished in wine casks
Alcohol: 55.9% ABV
Casks: refill & virgin oak casks
Alcohol: 56.2% ABV
Casks: ex-bourbon & refill casks
Alcohol: 56.5% ABV
Casks: from exclusively refill casks
Alcohol: 59.7% ABV
Casks: "from a selection of our smokiest reserves"
My personal shortlist will be fairly short: Mortlach 13, Lagavulin 12 and Talisker 8. And perhaps the cognac-finished Glendullan.
Source: Colas Online
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