Introducing this year’s Diageo Special Releases Collection! Each bottle unlocks the hidden stories from each of the iconic distilleries and brings them to life via fictional mythical creatures which tie into the brand’s heritage
Talisker 8 Year – The Rogue Sea Fury On the rugged Isle of Skye stood Talisker, an enduring distillery with a ﬁerce protector of an otherworldly nature: the ferocious Sea Fury. Beneath the smoky, mist-draped surface of the island’s dark waters, this leviathan of the loch lay in wait, keeping watch over its ancient home, imparting the whisky that leaves its shores with its powerful and unmistakably brine-licked character.
Lagavulin 12 Year – The Lions Fire The King of Islay seen upon the crest of Lagavulin was no ordinary feline, but a lion rampant who prowled the grounds of an Islay castle, a fresh victor, intense in power and pride. This brooding and battle-worn beast, won its crown through flame and ferocity – and came to represent one of Scotland’s most fiery distilleries.
Oban 12 Year – The Tale Of Twin Foxes Wedged between the Highlands and Isles where Oban’s distillery came to lie, twin foxes were born into light and dark. They were relentless opposites; one, with a bright orange coat, possessed the Highland’s gift for lightness and speed. The other, dark as smoke, possessed the Isles’ camouflaged mystique. Each fox contrasted and skillfully balanced the other.
Mortlach 13 Year – The Moonlit Beast When darkness falls and the sapphire glow of the full moon lights up the sky, a lone beast stirs amidst the shadows. As the singing stills of Mortlach begin to play their haunting melody, a howl breaks and rings in unison. The beast leaves no trace but his formidable song, vibrating throughout the distillery, gives Mortlach its extraordinary, magnetic nature.
Cardhu 14 Year – The Scarlet Blossoms Of Black Rock Upon a hill of blackened rock grew a mysterious tree with scarlet blossoms of irresistible charm. Their sweet aroma of honeycomb and spice was so alluring, it transformed the dark hill into lush abundance. Where crimson petals had fallen, a distillery took root. The spellbinding scent filled the air, infusing Cardhu with its distinctively enchanting character.
Royal Lochnagar 16 Year – The Spring Stallion The lands of the Royal Deeside were blanketed by a thick and chilling fog until a proud stallion, white as snow, tore through the icy veil. Majestic in every stride and immortal in his being, the stallion glowed with the warmth of spring. Ice melted under hoof. Grass sprung to life. In this tale of winter’s undoing, the stallion’s rolling gallop powered the stills of Royal Lochnagar, giving this Scotch the spritely freshness of spring.
Singleton 19 Year – The Siren’s Song Deep in the waters of the River Dullen lived an ethereal siren. A golden maiden, with the shimmering tail of a fish, known to sing a song of honeyed sweetness that drew listeners in to seek its beautiful source. This Siren’s song gave The Singleton its smooth and melodious nature – a scotch born of slow craft, rich with the bounty of autumn fruit, caramel and spice.
Lagavulin 26 Year – The Lions Jewel Hidden within his den on Islay bay, The King of Islay guarded a gem of precious worth. The resplendent stone glowed ruby red, glistening with lustre. Won through decades of fire and ferocity, it reflected an alluring warmth and smoldering intensity – the captivating nature at the very heart of Lagavulin.