Johnnie Walker proprietor Diageo has prolonged its Distillers Version line with six Scotch whiskies matured in fortified wine casks.
The 2023 annual launch consists of single malts from Diageo-owned Scotch distilleries Lagavulin, Talisker, Cragganmore, Oban, Dalwhinnie and Glenkinchie.
To retain the ‘preciousness’ of the liquids, just one batch of every whisky is produced yearly.
“We’re proud to introduce the most recent Distillers Version line-up, a set created to rejoice a few of Diageo’s most interesting single malt Scotch whiskies and their distilleries,” stated Hannah Todd, director of the one malt whisky portfolio at Diageo.
The only malts are all matured in various kinds of cask wooden, chosen to enrich the traits of every whisky.
The second maturation takes place in batches, utilizing individually ready casks which have held a specifically chosen fortified wine.
Every batch takes months to mature.
“The gathering has an extended historical past devoted to its ageing course of and craftsmanship, making it the proper present to commemorate particular moments with,” continued Todd.
“Whether or not celebrating a vacation, gifting a cherished one, or toasting to a special day, the Distillers Version assortment has a liquid for each kind of particular person in your life.”
The brand new releases embrace the Oban Distillers Version, matured in Montilla Fino-seasoned casks for a creamy-smooth ‘enhancement’ to the fruity Oban model, (43% ABV, US$95); the Talisker Distillers Version, completed in Amoroso-seasoned casks for fruity sweetness and dry peat-smoke notes (45.8% ABV, US$85); the Lagavulin Distillers Version, matured in Pedro Ximénez-seasoned barrels (43% ABV, US$125); the Cragganmore Distillers Version, completed in Port-seasoned casks to impart candy wine and fruity flavours (40% ABV, US$85); the Dalwhinnie Distillers Version, matured in Oloroso-seasoned casks (43% ABV, US$90); and at last the Glenkinchie Distillers Version, which has hung out in Amontillado-seasoned barrels (43% ABV, US$85).
The six Distillers Version bottlings can be found for US customers via Drizly or choose retailers.
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