Yes, the wait is over and this year’s Diageo Special Releases are finally here. You’ll probably need to get in quick if you want one of the Port Ellen Eighth Releases and the Brora 25yo will be very popular too. Many thanks to everyone taking part in the poll, it looks like the Lagavulin 12yo will be as popular as ever – although we couldn’t help noticing that it’s exactly the same strength as last year, something that also happened with the 2nd and 3rd releases.
Is this coincidence, or are Diageo just making up mega-batches of this and drip-feeding it out? We don’t know, but it’d certainly be a good tasting if anyone wants to find out.
PS: I know, I said I’d get my tasting notes for the Blasda up on Tuesday. So much for my good intentions. We’ve had a bit of a crazy week here, with lots of work going into our new trade pricelist and a large number of new releases arriving in the warehouse in anticipation of the Christmas rush. I will endeavour to do my report on the wonderful Ardbeg tasting at Vinopolis from home over the weekend. In the meantime you can laugh at the photos and sigh at my captions here. Have a good weekend and join me for more madness next week.
Tagged Brora, Lagavulin, Port Ellen
Just trying the Lag 12 now and it is stunning. Everything you could wish for in a whisky. Oily, chewy, malty, a little peaty. Just wonderful. This is my Christmas present to myself and I must’ve been a very good boy this year.