Tag: Year Old

Royal Salute 21 Year Old Unveils Prestigious New Packaging

Royal Salute has unveiled a contemporary new look for its 21 Year Old expression reinforcing its position as a modern, luxury product of hand crafted quality. Royal Salute proudly seeks out the finest materials to craft its blend – from perfectly matured single malt whiskies to the porcelain flagons in which it is presented. Robust, …

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The Girvan Patent Still Proof Strength

William Grant have announced a fourth addition to their Girvan Patent Still single grain whisky range. The Girvan Patent Still Proof Strength. The Girvan Patent Still Proof Strength will be launched initially in the UK in time for Christmas, the edition is aimed at the whisky enthusiast looking to experiment. The Girvan Patent Still Proof …

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Glenfiddich releases Excellence 26 Year Old

Glenfiddich launched its latest expression, Excellence 26 Year Old at Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney on Tuesday night. Excellence 26 Year Old is matured exclusively in American Oak Bourbon casks for a minimum of 26 years. The oak casks, previously used to mature American whiskies and specially imported to the Dufftown distillery, impart a unique …

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The Balvenie to Release DoubleWood 17 Year Old


In celebration of The Balvenie’s David Stewart, the longest serving Malt Master in the business and who has worked at The Balvenie since 1962, The Balvenie is releasing The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old. David Stewart has been credited with creating the first whisky to be finished in a barrel other than the one it …

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Wizards of Whisky winners: Australasia


By Dominic Roskrow




Sullivan’s Cove, Australia

Talisker 35yo part of special release range


Talisker-35YOEvery year Diageo announces a series of Special Release whiskies from famous and closed distilleries, and included in 2012′s range is a Talisker 35 year-old.

The 2012 range includes whiskies from Auchroisk, Brora, Caol Ila, Dalwhinnie, Port Ellen, Talisker and two from the Lagavulin distillery on Islay.

These hand crafted whiskies are almost always bottled at natural cask strength and Diageo says, “they show the purest evidence of each distillery’s craft”.

Arguably the pick of this year’s Special Releases is the Talisker 35 Year Old – the oldest whisky to be release by the Isle of Skye distillery.

Here’s a look through this year’s Diageo Special Releases:

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