Diageo Debuts Its 2022 Particular Releases Assortment

September 30, 2022

There are a number of massive days yearly for whisky followers, and certainly one of them for me is at all times the announcement of Diageo’s Particular Releases for the yr. The yearly assortment spans Diageo’s portfolio of single malts and sometimes affords some fairly nice expressions

At the moment’s the day for this yr’s assortment. “Elusive Expressions” contains seven uncommon whiskies hand chosen by Grasp Blender Dr. Craig Wilson.

“At the moment we reveal and introduce Elusive Expressions, a boundary-pushing assortment with flavors and finishes that actually redefine what cask-strength whiskies will be,” mentioned Grasp Blender, Dr. Craig Wilson. “From abundantly wealthy, to strikingly uncommon flavors, every one is vividly purchased to life with new vitality. That includes a few of our oldest whisky dynasties, we’ve embraced the flavour contrasts that exist inside the assortment, to create an sudden whisky expertise.”

Past whisky, Diageo can also be releasing a cocktail e-book together with the gathering. Accomplished by illustrator Ken Taylor, together with digital visualization artist Kevin Tong, the e-book is finished in a graphic-novel model, reframing cocktail making by characters and their journeys.

Every cocktail within the e-book is created by a Diageo model ambassador and the e-book explores the legends behind The Singleton, Lagavulin and Talisker, showcasing an unexplored world of uncommon taste and the distinctive nature of every liquid.

There’s a fairly cool immersive expertise obtainable on-line the place you possibly can discover the story behind every bottle and take a look at a few of these recipies (Professional Tip: The expertise is loads higher in the event you load it up in your telephone).

However what concerning the whisky?

This years assortment contains an uncommon gem from Cynelish, in addition to an 11-year-old Talisker, and a candy expression of The Singleton of Glen Ord which is double matured in wine-seasoned casks.

Right here’s the total rundown:

Talisker 11 12 months Previous

ABV: 55.1%

Area: Island/ Isle of Skye Cask: American oak ex-bourbon first fill, refill and wine-seasoned casks

SRP: $119.99 (750mL)

Lagavulin 12 12 months Previous

ABV: 57.3%

Area: Islay Cask: Closely peated American oak refilled and virgin oak casks

SRP: $149.99 (750mL)

The Singleton 15 12 months Previous

ABV: 54.2%

Area: Highland Cask: Refill American & European oak and wine-seasoned casks

SRP: $129.99 (750mL)

Cardhu 16 12 months Previous

ABV: 58%

Area: Speyside Casks: Refill and re-charred American Oak, Jamaican pot nonetheless rum-seasoned casks

SRP: $179.99 (750mL)

Oban 10 12 months Previous

ABV: 57.1%

Area: Coastal Highland Cask: Refill and new American oak and amontillado-seasoned casks

SRP: $109.99 (750mL)

Cameronbridge 26 12 months Previous

ABV: 56.2%

Area: Lowland Cask: Refill American oak casks

SRP: $319.99 (750mL)

Clynelish 12 12 months Previous

ABV: 58.5%

Area: Highland Cask: Refill American oak and PX/Oloroso seasoned casks

SRP: $199.99 (750mL)

All seven bottles will probably be obtainable in restricted portions beginning on October 1 within the Us, Europe, Canada, and Australia. They may also be obtainable in chosen markets in Asia through airport obligation free.

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