This year’s Special Releases Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection features eight vibrant expressions, each selected to bring a taste of Scotland to every enthusiast’s home.

The 2020 collection, curated by Master Blender Dr. Craig Wilson, includes eight cask strength single malt Scotch whiskies drawn from some of Scotland’s most interesting distilleries.

The annual collection explores unusual age points, experimental maturation techniques and this year, welcomes the first-ever release finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks. The “Rare by Nature” theme highlights the extraordinary nature that surrounds each distillery, with each whisky visually brought to life through intricate illustrations that decorate the bottles.

For those curious to discover the very last drops from unique casks or to explore a taste of history, the collection includes:

Pittyvaich, from the Speyside ghost distillery, finished in first fill ex-bourbon casks.
A rare Highland expression of Dalwhinnie matured in refill hogshead casks filled in 1989.
The best of Isle of Skye, Talisker, our foremost finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks.
The stalwart Lagavulin, a perfect expression of this Islay distillery’s character.

“I’ve created this year’s Special Releases Collection, from some of my favorite distilleries across Scotland, with whisky enthusiasts in mind. For those who enjoy spicy flavours, my recommendation would be to try our Cardhu, and for those who favour rich, intense and smooth flavours my choice would be Mortlach 21 year old. If you are curious about discovering something very rare, the Pittyvaich – the single ghost distillery in our Special Releases Collection this year is an unforgettable dram.”

Dr Craig Wilson
Diageo Master Blender


2020 Special Releases Whisky Collection
The 2020 Special Releases collection will be available in limited quantities from specialist Scotch whisky retailers and this Autumn.

Cardhu 11-Year-Old
Cragganmore 20-Year-Old
Dalwhinnie 30-Year-Old
Lagavulin 12-Year-Old
Mortlach 21-Year-Old
Pittyvaich 30-Year-Old
Talisker 8-Year-Old
The Singleton of Dufftown 17-Year-Old