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Diageo Special Releases 2014

Royal Lochnagar 2000 ‘Distiller’s Edition’ (40%, OB 2012, Muscat finish, RL/00-12W) – 81/100

Johnnie Walker 18 yo Platinum Label (40%, OB 2013) – 81/100

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve (40%, OB 2013) – 83/100

Convalmore 36 yo 1977 (58%, OB 2013, 2980 btl.) – 91/100

Oban 21 yo (58,5%, OB 2013, 2860 btl.) – 91/100

Lagavulin 37 yo 1976 (51%, OB 2013, 1868 btl.) – 94/100

The Singleton of Dufftown 28 yo 1985 (52,3%, OB 2013, 3.816 btl.) – 89/100

Talisker 27 yo 1985 (56,1%, OB 2013, 3.000 btl.) – 92/100

Lagavulin 12 yo (55,1%, OB 2013, 13th release) – 86/100

Cardhu 21 yo 1991 (54,2%, OB 2013, 6.000 btl.) – 85/100

Caol Ila ‘Stitchell Reserve’ (59,6%, OB 2013) – 83/100

Johnnie Walker Red Label (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 68/100
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old (40%, OB +/- 2013) – 74/100

Diageo Special Releases 2013

Johnnie Walker Explorer’s Club Collection ‘The Gold Route’ (40%, OB 2013) – 78/100

Lagavulin 21 yo 1991 (52%, OB 2012, first fill sherry, 2772 btl.) – 92/100

Lagavulin 21 yo 1985 (56,5%, OB 2007, first fill sherry, 6642 btl.) – 93/100

Auchroisk 30 yo 1982 (54,7%, OB 2012, 2976 btl.) – 87/100

Brora 35 years old (48,1%, OB 2012, refill American oak, 11th Annual release, 1566 btl.) – 94/100

Port Ellen 32 yo 1979 ‘12th release’ (52,5%, OB 2012, 2964 btl.) – 91/100

Knockando 12 yo 1996 ‘Manager’s Choice’ (58,5%, OB 2009, bodega sherry cask #800790, 612 btl.) – 88/100

Knockando 25 yo (43%, OB 2011, 4758 btl.)

Diageo Special Releases 2011

Port Ellen 31 yo 1978 ‘10th release’ (54,6%, OB 2010, 3000 btl.) – 95/100

Oban 1992/2006 – Distiller’s Edition (43%, OB 2006, ref. OD 155.FR) – 83/100

Diageo Special releases 2010

Port Ellen 27 yo 1978 ‘6th release’ (54,3%, OB 2006, 20cl) – 89/100

Port Ellen 28 yo 1979 ‘7th release’ (54,7%, OB 2007, 20cl) – 94/100

Port Ellen 24 yo 1979 ‘3rd release’ (57,3%, OB 2003, 9000 btl.) – 91/100

Brora 30yo (55,7%, OB 2007, 6th Edition, 2958 btl.) – 94/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special release (57,1%, OB 2006) – 88/100

Diageo Rare Malts Selection – A collection of rare single malts.

Benrinnes 23 yo 1985 (58,8%, OB 2009, 6000 btl.) – 80/100

Pittyvaich 20 yo (57,5%, OB 2009, 6000 btl.) – 82/100

Caol Ila 10yo ‘unpeated style’ (65,8%, OB 2009) – 85/100

Mannochmore 18 yo 1990 (54,9%, OB 2009, 2604 btl.) – 90/100

Port Ellen 9th release 30yo 1979 (57,7%, OB 2009, 5916 btl.) – 92/100

Talisker 30yo (53,1%, OB 2009, 3000 btl.) – 92/100

Talisker 25yo (54,8%, OB 2009, 5862 btl.) – 88/100

Brora 30yo (53,2%, OB 2009, 8th Edition, 2652 btl.) – 90/100

Lagavulin 12yo Special Release (57,9%, OB 2009, 9th release) – 86/100

Diageo releases 2009

Dalwhinnie 15yo (43%, OB 2007) – 84/100

There are interesting rumours that whisky giant Diageo will soon announce a new series of exclusive bottlings named The Manager’s Choice Single Cask Selection. They’ve selected one single cask from each of the 27 distilleries in their portfolio and the first six will be released in October 2009. A new Rare Malts series is born. […]

St. Magdalene 23y 1970 (58,1%, RM 1994) – 78/100

Caol Ila 1975 20y (61,18%, RM 1996) – 90/100

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