Diageo reveals full details of 2019 Special Releases

16th October, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

Johnnie Walker owner Diageo has now revealed further details of all eight whiskies making up this year’s Special Releases series, including a 29-year-old from closed distillery Pittyvaich.

Diageo’s Special Releases 2019 collection follow the theme ‘Rare by Nature’

In July this year, Diageo teased the launch of this year’s much-awaited Special Releases range, which features eight limited edition whiskies, as opposed to the usual 10.

Selected by master blender Dr Craig Wilson, the 2019 Special Releases follows the theme of Rare by Nature. Each expression is said to evoke the “distinctive nature and characteristics” of each distillery.

The range was unveiled last night (15 October) at an exclusive event at London’s Somerset House.

Ewan Gunn, Diageo’s global whisky master, said: “Discerning drinkers around the world will delight in this new collection. From the hand-selected single malt Scotch to the visually arresting bottles, they each tell a strong story of the extraordinary place and the people who have shaped each dram.

“These prestigious and limited edition bottlings offer fans an opportunity to collect and explore some of our rarest stocks.”

The 2019 Special Releases collection will be available in limited quantities from specialist Scotch whisky retailers this autumn.

It will launch in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and select markets across Asia.

Click through the following pages to see the full details of the 2019 Special Releases.

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