The Diageo Particular Releases 2022 are out. Simply rumours for now, however up to now they’ve confirmed to be dependable. Make sure you examine to the Particular Releases 2021.
Final yr’s Legends Untold theme is getting a sequel. We’re seeing extra legendary creatures, a knight, a glowing jellyfish… Scotland continues to be supplying some enchanting tales because the inspiration for this sequence.
Legends Untold: 7 Particular Releases for 2022
For now seven Particular Releases have been unveiled. Final yr there have been eight, and it wouldn’t shock us if there was another launch within the ultimate line-up. Since 2020 we’re seeing little or no classic statements on the label, and that is no totally different this yr. All single malts are between 10 years and 16 years outdated, the exception being a 26 yr outdated Cameronbridge single grain whisky.
The Clynelish is completed in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso casks – this might be attention-grabbing. The Cardhu bought a rum cask end, the Oban a barely complicated mixture of ex-sherry and Amontillado-seasoned casks and the Lagavulin is influenced by virgin oak casks.
The Particular Releases sequence is continuous its path, targeted on pure cask power whisky from uncommon parcels or casks. Not the sequence of outdated, distinctive whiskies it as soon as was.
Cardhu 16 Yr Outdated
A 16 year-old model completed in Jamaican pot nonetheless rum casks. Bottled at 58% ABV (pure cask power, like all Particular Releases).
Clynelish 12 Yr Outdated
It’s at all times good to see Clynelish in a Particular Launch line-up. This expression is 12 years outdated and receives a secondary maturation in PX / Oloroso casks (not essentially from the sherry area, I presume). Bottled at 58.5% ABV.
Lagavulin 12 Yr Outdated
At all times a dependable a part of the Particular Releases, even the most effective scoring launch final yr in my view. This yr it comes from a mixture of virgin oak casks and their smokiest reserves. Lagavulin dialed as much as 11 by way of smoke and spice. Bottled at 57.3% ABV.
Oban 10 Yr Outdated
This Oban 10 Years can be an attention-grabbing mixture of sherry casks. On the label it says secondary maturation in ex-sherry & Amontillado-seasoned casks. A barely complicated description maybe, however we recognize the element. This comes at 57.1% ABV.
Talisker 11 Yr Outdated
Prior to now Talisker typically obtained experimental cask finishes, however this yr we’re seeing an 11 year-old from basic ex-bourbon casks. It’s composed from calmly peated shares although. Let’s hope it’s higher than unpeated Caol Ila. I miss Caol Ila on this choice by the best way.
Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Yr Outdated
From Glen Ord distillery comes this Singleton 15 Years. It’s completed in wine casks and bottled at 54% ABV.
Cameron Bridge 26 Yr Outdated
This distillery is normally spelled Cameronbridge, nevertheless it seems to be like they’re stressing the Bridge half? Anyway this 26 yr outdated single grain whisky takes the crown for the oldest launch this yr. It comes from refill casks at a power of 56.2% ABV.
Particular Releases 2022 costs
We are going to add the Particular Releases 2022 costs later. Normally malts.com confirms the sequence round September and bottles arrive in shops a number of weeks later. If mandatory we are going to replace this overview as quickly as additional particulars seem.