Diageo reveals 2020 Special Releases

Leading spirits producer Diageo has unveiled the eight Scotch whiskies in this year’s Special Releases collection, including a 30-year-old from the demolished Speyside distillery Pittyvaich.

Diageo’s 2020 Special Releases was inspired by the theme ‘Rare by Nature’ and were selected by master blender Dr Craig Wilson.

The range comprises eight cask strength single malt Scotch whiskies sourced from distilleries scattered around Scotland.

The 2020 Special Releases will be available in limited quantities from specialist Scotch whisky retailers spanning Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, select markets in Asia and in travel retail, as well as online via and malts.com this autumn.

Wilson said: “I’ve created this year’s Special Releases Collection from some of my favourite distilleries across Scotland, with whisky enthusiasts in mind.

“For those who enjoy spicy flavours, my recommendation would be to try our Cardhu and for those who favour rich, intense and smooth flavours, my choice would be Mortlach 21-year-old.

“If you are curious about discovering something very rare, the Pittyvaich – the single ghost distillery in our Special Releases Collection this year – is an unforgettable dram.”

Click through to the following pages to learn more about the 2020 Special Releases, including cask maturation, tasting notes and availability.

Timothy Kelly

Tim is the Founder & Master Distiller at Felene. He developed his passion for the spirits and hospitality business while growing-up and working in his family's restaurant and liquor store business. Tim’s passion for the epicurean lifestyle has found it’s latest manifestation in the Felene Distillery. Tim is a 5-time Gold Medal Award winning Distiller. He has won a Platinum medal at the Prestigious Los Angeles Spirits Awards and his signature vodka was named Best-in-Category by the American Distilling Institute. Mr. Kelly is also a prolific author and writer and his blog is filled with ideas, discoveries, observations and recommendations to help his readers enjoy life’s simple epicurean pleasures.

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