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The Diageo Special Releases 2017 whiskies are here!

It’s one of the most highly anticipated whisky events of the year – the Diageo Special Releases 2017 series is now available for pre-order!

Last month we revealed details of the 10 whiskies in the Special Releases line-up for 2017 – and the contingent does not disappoint. From the oldest-ever Diageo bottling* to a blended malt featuring all 28 of the drinks group’s operational Scotch distilleries, there’s a whole host of incredible whisky goodness going on.

What’s more, there’s a very exciting addition for 2017. For the first time, Drinks by the Dram has teamed up with Diageo to make all ten of the expressions available through the marvellous medium that is a tasting set. All 10! In a tasting set!! Hallelujah to the whisky gods.

Details of this box of brilliance will be announced very soon (keep an eye on the blog and our social pages). But for now, you can pre-order nine of the 10 full-size bottlings (see below). What about the tenth, I hear you cry? Well, the 52 year old (!!) Port Dundas is just so limited that the only way we could keep things fair is to offer the remarkable single grain via a bottle lottery. Check out this blog post to find out how Master of Malt lotteries work and why we run them (just to note, Diageo has not, in our opinion, artificially lowered the RRP. There’s just such a teeny, tiny Port Dundas allocation that we need to make sure everyone has a fair pop at getting their mitts on it at RRP).

Want to be in with a chance at snapping up one of the four (just four!) 52 year old Port Dundas bottles at MoM HQ? Simply sign up via the product page. Entries close on Thursday 14th September. [This lottery is now closed – we received hundreds of entries and we’ll be in touch with the lucky winners shortly!]

Diageo special releases 2017The Diageo Special Releases 2017 are here!

What of the remaining nine? Here’s the line-up, complete with handy links to the relevant product pages.

Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1993

Brora 34 Year Old 1982

Caol Ila 18 Year Old Unpeated

Collectivum XXVIII

Convalmore 32 Year Old 1984

Glen Elgin 18 Year Old 1998

Lagavulin 12 Year Old

Port Ellen 37 Year Old 1979 – 17th Release

Teaninich 17 Year Old 1999

*Yeah. That’s the Port Dundas. Told you it was special.

Categories : Scotch Whisky

1 comment on “The Diageo Special Releases 2017 whiskies are here!”

  1. Webby says:

    The prices for these are outrageous (not master of malts fault). Nearly £300 for 17 and 18 year old whisky. Prices are getting a little daft. Even the 12 year old Lagavulin is getting a bit much.
    I understand that they are just trying to recoup money as they will just turn up on the secondary market for larger sums but whisky is now becoming a play thing for the super rich. Unfortunately I won’t be buying the malts that I wanted too as I can’t justify those prices.

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