Diageo Reveals Cladach Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Pricing & Availability for 2018 Special Releases

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September 12, 2018 by

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Diageo 2018 Special Releases

Five months ago, Diageo announced their 2018 Special Releases, revealing all but one of the planned expressions. Today, Diageo has revealed the 10th and final bottling, Cladach. Gaelic for the word “shoreline”, Cladach is a Blended Malt Scotch Whisky comprised of single malts from six coastal distilleries – Caol Ila, Clynelish, Lagavulin, Oban, Inchgower and Talisker. Cladach is described as having “maritime aromas of salt, warm sand and seaweed, and is salty with rich honey and citrus notes in taste.”

Diageo has also announced pricing and availability for the entire line-up. Disappointingly, Cladach, The Singleton of Glen Ord 14 Year Old, and Talisker 8 Year Old will not be made available to US retailers. Interested US consumers will have to purchase them from thewhiskyexchange.com in the UK. Pricing and specifications below:

  1. Caol Ila Unpeated 15 Year Old
    • ABV: 59.1%
    • Region: Islay
    • Cask: Refill & Rejuvenated American Oak Hogsheads and Ex-Bodega European Oak Butts
    • Limited quantities worldwide
    • SRP: $129
  2. Caol Ila 35 Year Old
    • ABV: 58.1%
    • Region: Islay
    • Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads & Refill European Oak Butts
    • No of bottles: 3,276
    • SRP: $989
  3. Carsebridge 48 Year Old
    • ABV: 43.2%
    • Region: Lowlands
    • Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
    • No. of bottles: 1,000
    • SRP: $959
  4. Cladach Blended Scotch Whisky
    • ABV: 57.1%
    • Region: Coastal
    • Cask: First Fill American Oak ex-Bourbon casks, Refill American Oak Hogsheads, Refill European Oak Butts, Ex Bodega European Oak Butts
    • Limited availability worldwide
    • SRP: £155 (Only available in the US via thewhiskyexchange.com)
  5. Inchgower 27 Year Old
    • ABV: 55.3%
    • Region: Speyside
    • Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
    • No of bottles: 8,544
    • SRP: $359
  6. Lagavulin 12 Year Old
    • ABV: 57.8%
    • Region: Islay
    • Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
    • Limited quantities available worldwide
    • SRP: $139
  7. Oban 21 Year Old
    • ABV: 57.9%
    • Region: Highlands
    • Cask: Refill European Oak Butts
    • Limited availability worldwide
    • SRP: $549
  8. Pittyvaich 28 Year Old
    • SRP: $419
    • ABV: 52.1%
    • Region: Speyside
    • Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads
    • No of bottles: 4,680
    • SRP: $419
  9. The Singleton of Glen Ord 14 Year Old
    • ABV: 57.6%
    • Region: Highlands
    • Cask: Refill American Oak Hogsheads and Ex-Bodega European Oak butts followed by a unique maturation and marrying process
    • Limited quantities available worldwide
    • SRP: £100 (Only available in the US via thewhiskyexchange.com)
  10. Talisker 8 Year Old
    • ABV: 59.4%
    • Region: Island
    • Cask: First fill Ex-Bourbon American Oak Hogsheads
    • Limited availability worldwide
    • SRP: £70 (Only available in the US via thewhiskyexchange.com)

The Diageo 2018 Special Releases will be available this Fall in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa and select Asian markets.

Photo credit: Diageo.
Source: Diageo.

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