Every year Diageo release a selection of rare and exclusive treats from their extensive stocks of single malts, and the 2011 Special Releases have just been announced.
Selected from some of the 28 distilleries that they own – as well as the now-defunct Rosebank – 2011’s selection is of eight limited release single malts from all across Scotland.
Masters of Malt revealed the full list on their blog, and the line up includes an unpeated Caol Ila, a 32year old Brora 1878 and a cask strength Lagavulin.
The full list (with expected retail prices) comprises Brora 32 Year Old 1978 (£300), Caol Ila Unpeated 12 Year Old 1999 (£55), Glenury Royal 40 Year Old 1970 (£525), Knockando 25 Year Old 1985 (£135), Lagavulin 12 Year Old Cask Strength (£63), Port Dundas 20 Year Old 1990 (£110), Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1978 (£300) and Rosebank 21 Year Old 1990 (£160).
Sadly, no room for a Talisker Special Edition this year.
More details can be found at Masters of Malt’s blog http://www.masterofmalt.com/Blog/post/Diageo-2011-Special-Releases.aspx.