Diageo, has today announced the launch of its second limited-edition Prima and Ultima Collection.
The 2021 Prima and Ultima Collection, is comprised of eight “the first and last of its kind” cask strength single malt Scotch whiskies, from distilleries including Brora, Lagavulin, Mortlach and Talisker.
Each of the bottlings included in the Prima and Ultima Collection, are either the first or last bottling of their kind, and have been chosen by one of Diageo’s most celebrated Master Blenders. This year Maureen Robinson takes up the mantle from the curator of the inaugural Prima & Ultima, Dr Jim Beveridge OBE.
The 2021 Prima and Ultima Collection, is comprised of:
Auchroisk 1974 – 47 Year Old
Single Refill European Oak Butt - 48.7% ABV
Lagavulin 1992 – 28 Year Old
Freshly Charred American Oak Hogsheads - 47.7% ABV
Linkwood 1981 – 39 Year Old
New American Oak Casks & PX Oloroso Seasoned Casks - 52.9% ABV
The Singleton of Glendullan 1992 – 28 Year Old
Double Matured in 2 Madeira Casks for 14 years – 60.1% ABV
Talisker 1979 – 41 Year Old
Refill American Oak Hogsheads – 47.5% ABV
Brora 1980 – 40 Year Old
Refill American Oak Hogsheads – 49.4% ABV
Mortlach 1995 – 25 Year Old
Single PX/Oloroso Seasoned European Oak Butt – 52.4% ABV
Convalmore 1984 – 36 Year Old
Refill American Oak Hogsheads – 48.6% ABV
Commenting on the news, Maureen Robinson, said: “This is a selection of very special Single Malts – some that have never before seen the light of day and others that are the fleeting and final examples of their kind. Each bottling shares a glimpse into the history of Scotch and one that I am honoured to have witnessed in person. I remember choosing to hold back the cask filled at Auchroisk knowing it would be special for the future and the anticipation and excitement of the maturation trials we undertook with Linkwood and The Singleton, now realised in these releases. Some of these casks I helped to lay down, and have taken great pleasure in tending to them since, so I chose them with rich memories in mind. Each has its own unique style, which you can now explore for yourself."
Limited to 376 sets, the 2021 Prima and Ultima Collection, will be available later this month from selected retailers for a RRP of £23,500. An online registration page is now open at theprimaandultimacollection.com for whisky collectors across the globe to register their interest.
Posted by Steve Rush