Thursday, December 1, 2022


Introducing a legendary world of uncommon flavours for each Scotch whisky fanatic to take pleasure in  

Pushing the boundaries of flavour to supply extra rarity, flavour and fantasy 

Diageo unveils its hotly anticipated Elusive Expressions Particular Releases Scotch Whisky Assortment – the top second in each whisky lover’s calendar. Hand-selected by Grasp Blender Dr. Craig Wilson, this uncommon assortment of eight aged and finely completed whiskies delivers rarity, flavour and fantasy to seize the curiosity of as we speak’s whisky explorers. 

New cask finishes meet depth of complexity and character, leading to sudden flavours, while the gathering stalwart’s smokiest reserves are revived underneath the Elusive Expressions theme. With over 30 distilleries to attract from, the gathering’s Grasp Blender Dr. Craig Wilson can faucet into over 10 million casks which can be at present resting in Diageo’s world-famous portfolio.   

“Immediately we reveal and introduce Elusive Expressions, a boundary-pushing assortment with flavours and finishes that really redefine what cask-strength whiskies might be. From abundantly wealthy, to strikingly uncommon flavours, each is vividly purchased to life with new power. That includes a few of our oldest whisky dynasties, we’ve embraced the flavour contrasts that exist throughout the assortment, to create an sudden whisky expertise.” 

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Description automatically generatedGrasp Blender, Dr. Craig Wilson 


Elusive Expressions is the newest chapter in Particular Releases the place legendary beasts are unleased via putting art work and tales. Illustrator Ken Taylor returns this yr together with his signature type and is joined by fellow digital visualisation artist Kevin Tong, as they companion to create designs that hero our model protagonists, fusing fantasy, artwork and whisky.  

Manufacturers come to life via our most unconventional and immersive storytelling but – the Elusive Expressions Cocktails and Serves e book. Explored in a daring graphic-novel type, cocktail-making is reframed via characters and journeys. Fastidiously created by our Model Ambassadors, every cocktail and serve highlights the whisky assortment for followers to recreate at residence and enter a brand new world of Particular Releases.  

From fixing the thriller of the Ruby Solstice to capturing the Blood Crimson Moon, the Elusive Expressions Cocktails and Serves e book explores the legends behind Mortlach, The Singleton, Lagavulin and Talisker, showcasing an unexplored world of uncommon flavour and the distinctive nature of every liquid.  

Whisky lovers are invited to step into the art work of our darkish and vivid world via the digital expertise. Activated through QR code, doorways provide a glimpse into an alternate universe, followers will be capable to work together with the gathering and expertise every model’s story in essentially the most immersive approach but. 


Pouring from a few of our oldest whisky dynasties in Scotland, this yr’s assortment pushes the boundaries of flavour uncovering treasures and uncommon finds in restricted portions. This cask-strength whisky assortment embraces distinguished contrasts, experimenting with prolonged secondary maturation methods and new cask finishes together with Tawny Port and Crimson Muscato casks to impart completely different flavours for followers of the distilleries to take pleasure in. 

Providing layers of luminous flavour, the gathering consists of:  

  • The darkish, candy, and wealthy Mortlach, with gingery depth, distinctive to the Speyside Dufftown distillery 
  • A full of life candy expression of The Singleton of Glen Ord, aged in refill American and European Oak, then double matured in wine-seasoned casks 
  • A real expression of Lagavulin, matured in a mix of virgin oak casks and our smokiest reserves  
  • Talisker 11-12 months-Previous, elemental but additionally traditional in character with maritime malty smokiness notes 
  • An uncommon Clynelish with only a slight hint of waxiness and added sweetness and spiciness from a maturation in refill American Oak, then completed in PX/Oloroso seasoned casks 
  • A uncommon expression of Cardhu, completed in Jamaican Rum casks for a vibrant tropical sweetness 
  • The creamy clean Oban 10-12 months-Previous with richly candy fruitiness, gentle smoke and salt notes 
  • And for the primary time ever, the wealthy and beautiful Cameronbridge 26-12 months-Previous  

The 2022 Particular Releases assortment might be accessible in restricted portions from specialist Scotch whisky retailers and from 1st October 2022.   


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