New whiskies from Inchgower, Caol Ila, Talisker, Lagavulin and other Diageo distilleries will arrive in Australia this April as part of the 2019 Special Releases arrivals.
An annual outturn of limited releases from the whisky goliath's stable of distilleries, this year sees closed distilleries Port Ellen and Brora drop out but new creations slide in.
One of the new arrivals is Cladach, a blend of whiskies from Caol Ila, Clynelish, Lagavulin, Oban, Inchgower and Talisker. The oldest is a 48-year-old single grain from Carsebridge.
Already available in Europe, specialist retailers will get their hands on them from April.
“Many of the releases within the collection are extremely rare and some are from ‘ghost’ [closed] distilleries, making this one of the few chances for both knowledgeable whisky fans and those wanting to explore the flavours of Scotch to own and discover an exceptional collection, " said Australia's National Whisky Ambassador for Diageo Simon McGoram.
Full Details Of Australian Arrivals
Caol Ila Unpeated 15-Year-Old (59.1%, $180)
Caol Ila 35-Year-Old (58.1%, $1,250)
Carsebridge 48-Year-Old (43.2%, $1,350)
Cladach (57.1%, $250)
Inchgower 27-Year-Old (55.3%, $500)
Lagavulin 12-Year-Old (57.8%, $180)
Oban 21-Year-Old (57.9%, $825)
Pittyvaich 28-Year-Old (52.1%, $500)
The Singleton Glen Ord 14-Year-Old (57.6%, $180)
Talisker 8-Year-Old (59.4%, $130)
(ABV and recommended AUD retail in brackets)