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Diageo Reserve introduces perfectly crafted flavours of Scotland Special Release Whiskies

Ten impeccable Scotch Whiskies will be released in limited quantities at the 2017 Whisky and Spirits Live Festival taking place on 08 – 10 November as part of Diageo annual Special Releases collection. Highly anticipated by enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, the limited edition’s natural cask strength bottlings are rigorously selected each year, to form a rare and sought-after collection.

The 2017 Special Release includes a limited edition Blended Malt Scotch Whisky containing whiskies from all twenty-eight active Diageo distilleries. Meticulously crafted and beautifully packaged, the collection comprises some of the rarest and oldest liquids from both classic and unknown, closed distilleries. Each whisky within the range offers complex flavours of the highest quality, delivering truly memorable taste experiences for those lucky enough to drink them.

The PORT DUNDAS 52-year-old is the oldest whisky ever released in the series, as well as the oldest bottle to ever be released by the Port Dundas distillery. The second release from the original distiller’s stocks, this is the fourth time a Single Grain Scotch Whisky has been included in an annual release. The liquid is described as ‘an excellent example of a very old grain, astonishingly rich and complex’.

The COLLECTIVUM XXVIII is the tenth bottle to make up the Special Releases collection and the fourth NAS Malt Whisky in this series to date. Clear amber in appearance, the liquid is described as ‘enjoying real depth’ with a palate ‘all the way from dry and nutty to rich and chocolatey – with zest and sweetness.’

The 2017 Special Releases collection offers an extra special and rare gift alternative for this Christmas, with the whiskies ranging from the LAGAVULIN 12-year-old, to high-end PORT ELLEN 37-year-old.

Donald Colville, Diageo’s Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador said: “What’s special about the collection isn’t just that some of the whiskies are old. Some of them are from distilleries that ceased operations more than 30 years ago. One of them is half a century old. Others are special versions of familiar whiskies that will change how you see distilleries you thought you knew so well.”

Each whisky in the 2017 Special Releases range is a limited edition, rare bottling, with four originating from closed distilleries. These whiskies have been crafted to deliver memorable taste experiences unlike any other, to be cherished and enjoyed responsibly.

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