The 10 Diageo whiskeys special releases to buy in 2018
The biggest alcohol producer, Diageo, announced the 10 rare whiskeys that people should buy this year. In those special releases, the chosen spirits have various years old, from near a half century to not even a dozen years.
Caol Ila Unpeated (15 years, $129)
With its gold color, this whiskey from Islay has a fruity sharpness of green apples and orange zest. Its sweet minty-salty taste at first converts into a freezing and warming finish.
Caol Ila (35 years, $989)
An older version of the first mentioned Caol Ila. This one bears an antique gold color and a smooth texture. With its floral and fruity taste, it starts sweetly, then rises a peaty pungency and a spicy-sweet finish.
Carserbridge (48 years, $959)
From Lowlands, this whiskey has a balanced aroma of old grain which lets you know that once in your palate, you will surely have the pleasure of experiencing a mouthfeel of spicy taste. This same taste will remain in your mouth for a long time.
You can add a dash of water to bring wonderfully all the coastal aromas of this whiskey. Its blend of six single malts will delight your palate.
Inchgower (27 years, $359)
With its surprising malt coming from a historic distillery, this whiskey from Speyside has a nutty and spicy taste. It has beautifully kept the special feature of the establishment.
Lagavulin (12 years, $139)
From Islay, this whiskey gives you a sweet, oily and salty starts, then goes to a vinegar-dry finish.
Oban (21 years, $549)
Compressed, its nose goes to a wide variety of aromas, from malt to sea-air. Concerning the taste, this whiskey from Highlands features sweetness and a little bit of saltiness.
Pittyvaich (28 years, $419)
Another one from Speyside! This whiskey has a charred and straightforward taste that has a long finish.
The Singleton Glen Ord (14 years, $130)
From Highlands, the whiskey has aromas of baked apple, beeswax, sweet orange fruit and spice. Combined all together, the results give you a smooth taste rich in fruity notes.
Talisker (8 years, $90)
The Talisker is a whiskey from Island delivering a smooth and precise taste. As the younger of the list, it comes out with a strong assuredness.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.