Whisky Focus - Diageo Special Releases 2010

Diageo Special Releases 2010

11th October 2010
Rare single malt whiskies from Diageo.

It is that time of year once again. Every autumn, Diageo, proud owner of 28 Scottish single malt whisky distilleries, unveils a small and highly desirable collection of limited edition single malt Scotch whiskies destined for the world’s top bars and the collections of single malt whisky connoisseurs.

Nine such single malt whiskies, which have all been bottled at natural cask strength, are being released this year.

Two of them (Port Ellen and Brora) have once again been drawn from the lovingly preserved but sadly diminishing stocks of distilleries long since closed.

Others are unusual bottlings from distilleries still in very vibrant production: generally older (thus rarer) than the widely distributed expressions, but sometimes younger.

Diageo spokesman Dr Nick Morgan said of the 2010 Special Releases: "Some of these single malts are priced accessibly. Others, inevitably given their age and rarity, are very expensive. We know some people buy them as investments. But all are engaging, distinctive single malts made for enjoyment now, and of course in the case of Brora and Port Ellen, they will never be made again. As before, we’ve combined some familiar bottlings with some unpredictable ones."

"It’s also worth mentioning that some exceptionally elegant packaging can be found on the rarer Special Releases. This year’s original Glen Spey and Auchroisk designs continue that tradition."

More Info & Tasting Notes

Select a whisky for more info and tasting notes on each of the new 2010 Special Releases.

Diageo Special Releases 2010 Availability

On sale in most markets in Europe, but not all markets take all 9 products. Also available in selected global duty free outlets.

In the US market, the following will be available: Lagavulin 12 year old, Caol Ila 12 year old, Talisker 30 year old, Glenkinchie 20 year old, Cragganmore 21 year old, Glen Spey 21 year old, and Auchroisk 20 year old.

Where To Buy The Diageo Special Releases

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