Diageo completes 2018 Special Releases

12th September, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

After the first nine bottles were unveiled earlier this year, Diageo has now revealed further details of all 10 whiskies making up this year’s Special Releases series, which includes a new coastal blend.

Diageo Special Release 2018

The full line-up of Diageo’s 2018 Special Releases

Diageo will release 10 limited edition whiskies as part of the series, which for the first time does not include expressions from the silent Brora and Port Ellen distilleries.

This year, the Johnnie Walker producer’s Special Releases range includes spirit from the Inchgower distillery – a first for the series – as well as a blended whisky created with liquid from Diageo’s six coastal distilleries.

Cladach, the Gaelic word for shoreline, is a blended malt Scotch whisky designed to “capture the character of Scotland’s coastline”. It has been created with spirit from the Caol Ila, Clynelish, Lagavulin, Oban, Inchgower and Talisker distilleries.

Donald Colville, Diageo’s global malts ambassador, said: “The Special Releases launch is a highlight in ours and every whisky lovers calendar year. It’s a collection that allows both knowledgeable whisky fans and those new to Scotch to hunt out truly unique limited editions.

“The exceptional variety and quality of whiskies in this year’s collection will not disappoint, and we’re looking forward to sharing all of the stories behind the bottles.”

Click through our gallery to see the full details of the 2018 Special Releases.

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