Thursday, September 30, 2021


Diageo, has today announced the launch of its 2021 Special Releases Collection, which this year is said to transverse the world of whisky by reaching into the realms of augmented reality, to share the untold stories of the distilleries in new and unique ways. 

This year’s ‘Legends Untold’ collection, is comprised of eight single malt Scotch whiskies, which were handpicked by Master Blender Dr Craig Wilson.

Diageo launches its 2021 Special Releases collection

This one-of-a-kind collection highlights the diversity of Diageo’s most treasured reserves maturing in Scotland. For the first time it will feature bold heavily detailed illustrations and design work from renowned digital illustrator Ken Taylor.

The Diageo 2021 Special Releases Collection, which is being released in limited quantities, is comprised of:

Mortlach 13 Year Old (55.9% ABV)
Virgin and refill American oak casks – RRP: £135.00

Singleton of Glendullan 19 Year Old (54.6% ABV)
Refill American oak casks, finished in cognac casks - RRP: £140.00

Talisker 8 Year Old (59.7% ABV)
Heavily peated refill casks – RRP £90.00

Lagavulin 26 Year Old (44.2% ABV)
PX/Oloroso seasoned first fill casks – RRP: £1,650.00

Lagavulin 12 Year Old (56.5% ABV) 
Refill American Oak casks – RRP: £130.00

Cardhu 14 Year Old (55.5% ABV)
Refill American oak casks, finished in red wine casks – RRP: £120.00

Oban 12 Year Old (56.2% ABV)
Freshly charred American Oak casks – RRP: £105.00

Royal Lochnagar 16 Year Old (57.5% ABV) 
American Oak and European Oak refill casks – RRP: £200.00

Commenting on the launch, Dr Craig Wilson, said: “We have delved into the core characteristics of several classic distilleries, exploring the elements and reimagining the liquids for the Legends Untold collection. The mythical creatures of this year’s collection represent the true expressions of the distilleries. Taking inspiration from them, we have revealed new depths of flavour and embraced the essence of each of the whiskies unique flavour profiles revealing the legend it brings to life. This year’s collection is just the very beginning of the story.”

The Diageo 2021 Special Releases Collection, will be available from specialist retailers this autumn. 

Posted by Steve Rush