‘The Chaps at Master of Malt’ have been sitting very quietly, saying not a word and only responding with name, rank and car registration number when anyone spoke to them over the last few days.
Well they’ve been keeping a big secret, it’s been killing them but now they can reveal all – well not quite, it’s not that type of blog – but they can tell us what Diageo’s 2011 Special Releases are going to be!
They share all the details in their blog posting here but here’s a quick run down of the releases.
|2011 Release||Quick Facts||Price Range|
|Brora 32 Year Old 1978 (54.7% abv)||Diageo’s oldest Brora to date. 1,404 individually-numbered bottles available.|
|Caol Ila Unpeated 12 Year Old 1999||6,000 bottles available.|
|Glenury Royal 40 Year Old 1970||Second oldest release of Glenury Royal from Diageo. 1,404 bottles available worldwide.|
|Knockando 25 Year Old 1985||Knockando has never before been featured in the Special Releases range. Fewer than 4,500 numbered bottles.|
|Lagavulin 12 Year Old Cask Strength||The tenth time Lagavulin has been featured in the Special Releases series.|
|Port Dundas 20 Year Old 1990||First ever Special Release of grain whisky! There are just 1,920 numbered bottles from the now closed distillery.|
|Port Ellen 32 Year Old 1978 (53.9%)||Oldest ever official release of Port Ellen. 2,988 bottles available from this legendary distillery which closed just a few years after this was distilled in 1978.|
|Rosebank 21 Year Old 1990||5,604 numbered bottles worldwide. The distillery closed almost two decades ago and stocks are becoming heavily depleted.|