The Prima & Ultima Collection, is comprised of eight single vintage malts, from distilleries including Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Mortlach and Port Ellen.
|Diageo launches new Prima & Ultima Scotch whisky collection|
The whiskies selected in the new rare series of single malts, were personally selected by Diageo’s Master Blender, Dr Jim Beveridge OBE.
The first batch of Prima & Ultima bottlings, is comprised of:
Caol Ila 1984: 35 Year Old (50.8% ABV) Refill European oak butt
Clynelish 1993: 26 Year Old (49.8% ABV) Refill American oak casks
Cragganmore 1971: 48 Year Old (43.7% ABV) First-fill ex-sherry butt
Lagavulin 1991: 28 Year Old (50.1% ABV) Refill American oak casks
Mortlach 1994: 25 Year Old (55.1% ABV) First-fill Pedro Ximenez/Oloroso seasoned European oak butt
Port Ellen 1979: 40 Year Old (51.2% ABV) Refill European oak butt
Singleton of Dufftown 1988: 30 Year Old (48.8% ABV) Refill American oak casks
Talisker 1988: 31 Year Old (51.4% ABV) Refill American oak casks
Commenting on the launch, Dr Jim Beveridge OBE, said: “Over the past forty years I have worked intimately with our distilleries across Scotland and I’ve been fortunate enough to witness great change in the whisky industry. Each of the eight whiskies I’ve selected for Prima & Ultima tells a tale of heritage and craftsmanship and I’ve chosen them from distillers of great personal importance to me.”
Limited to 238 complete sets, the inaugural Prima & Ultima Collection, will be available from July 22nd, via exceptionalwhisky.com RRP: £20,000.
Posted by Steve Rush