Special Releases 2022 revealed

This year Diageo presents bottlings of finished whiskies


Diageo presented this year's Special Releases. The series of 2022 bottlings comes under the name "Elusive Expressions". Behind this are whiskies, which for this year's series experienced a special finish after their basic maturation.

Sales of the Special Releases 2022 will start on October 1st. The suggested prices quoted in the following information on the eight whisky editions are taken from the press release on the sale in the UK. Noteworthy: For the first time, prices for 0.2-liter bottles are also mentioned.

The label and packaging motifs were again designed by illustrator Ken Taylor, assisted by digital visualization artist Kevin Tong. An “Elusive Expressions Cocktails and Serves book” is also announced, which will feature cocktail suggestions in a graphic novel style. In addition to seven single malts, there is also a single grain among the special releases for 2022, a whisky from the Cameronbridge Distillery.

The Special Releases 2022

  • Mortlach
    ABV: 57.8%
    Region: Speyside
    Cask: Refill American oak, virgin tawny port and red muscat-seasoned casks
    RRSP £250 (70cl)
  • Talisker 11-Year-Old
    ABV: 55.1%
    Region:  Island/ Isle of Skye
    Cask: American oak ex-bourbon first fill, refill and wine-seasoned casks
    RRSP £110 (70cl) / £35 (20cl)
  • Lagavulin 12-Year-Old
    ABV: 57.3%
    Region: Islay
    Cask: Heavily peated American oak refilled and virgin oak casks
    RRSP £135 (70cl) / £42 (20cl)
  • The Singleton of Glen Ord 15-Year-Old
    ABV: 54.2%
    Region: Highland
    Cask: Refill American & European oak and wine-seasoned casks
    RRSP £120 (70cl) / £38 (20cl)
  • Cardhu 16-Year-Old
    ABV: 58%
    Region: Speyside
    Casks: Refill and re-charred
    American Oak, Jamaican pot still rum-seasoned casks
    RRSP £160 (70cl) / £50 (20cl)
  • Oban 10-Year-Old
    ABV: 57.1%
    Region: Coastal Highland
    Cask: Refill and new American oak and amontillado-seasoned casks
    RRSP £105 (70cl)
  • Cameronbridge 26-Year-Old
    ABV: 56.2%
    Region: Lowland
    Cask: Refill American oak casks
    RRSP £275 (70cl)
  • Clynelish 12-Year-Old
    ABV: 58.5%
    Region: Highland
    Cask: Refill American oak and PX/Oloroso seasoned casks
    RRSP £175 (70cl)


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