Drinks giant, Diageo North America, has announced the launch of its newest Distillers Edition bottlings in the U.S.
Known for its annual limited-edition, single batch, Single Malt, double matured releases, the Distiller’s Edition offers six award-winning liquids from prominent distilleries throughout the Islands, Speyside, the Highlands and the Lowlands.
The featured distilleries are Lagavulin, Talisker, Cragganmore, Oban, Dalwhinnie and Glenkinchie.
“We’re proud to introduce the latest Distillers Edition line-up, a collection created to celebrate some of Diageo’s finest Single Malt Scotch Whiskies and their distilleries,” said Hannah Todd, Director of Single Malt Whiskies Portfolio at Diageo.
“The collection has a long history dedicated to its ageing process and craftsmanship, making it the perfect gift to commemorate special moments.”
This year the collection will feature a new label design for each malt which incorporates stylistic elements representative of each distillery and its core expressions.
Historically, the Distillers Editions have won awards at major international competitions.
“Whether celebrating a holiday, gifting a loved one, or toasting a special occasion, the Distillers Edition collection has a liquid for every type of person in your life,” Todd continued.
Oban Distillers Edition
The smooth Oban is delicately paired with Montilla Fino-seasoned casks for a sweet creamy-smooth enhancement to the fruity and salty Oban style. Core Offering: Oban 14 Year Old – ABV: 43%
Talisker Distillers Edition
The Talisker is enriched by Amoroso- seasoned casks that impart a wonderfully rounded and luscious, fruity sweetness, complementing the familiar crisp, dry peat-smoke and pepperiness. Core Offering: Talisker 10 Year Old – ABV: 45.8%
Lagavulin Distillers Edition
The mighty Lagavulin integrates the rich sweetness from Pedro Ximenez-seasoned casks resulting in a crescendo of dark smokiness, salt and oak-spice. Core Offering: Lagavulin 16-Year-Old – ABV: 43%
Cragganmore Distillers Edition
The juicy Cragganmore offers sweet wine and fruity complexity, balanced with oaky vanilla spices and a hint of cocoa from port-seasoned casks. Core Offering: Cragganmore 12 Year Old – ABV: 40%
Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition
The exotic Dalwhinnie uses Oloroso-seasoned casks to provide satisfying hints of tropical fruits and peppery spices that blend seamlessly with warm nuts and honey.Core Offering: Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old – ABV: 43%
Glenkinchie Distillers Edition
The sophisticated Glenkinchie is finished in Amontillado-seasoned casks, which balance light grape sweetness and warming wood-spice with hints of rich dried fruits. Core Offering: Glenkinchie 12 Year Old – ABV: 43%
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