DIAGEO North America announces the launch of its newest Distillers Edition bottlings in the U.S. – an annual release of limited-edition Single Malt Scotch Whiskies that are double-matured in different types of cask wood, chosen to complement the characteristics of each mature whisky. The time-honored finishing process creates a distinct and delectable flavor, making each Distiller's Edition marque a truly bespoke gift.
This year's Distillers Edition collection consists of six award-winning liquids from prominent Scotch distilleries throughout the Islands, Speyside, the Highlands, and the Lowlands: Lagavulin, Talisker, Cragganmore, Oban, Dalwhinnie, and Glenkinchie. To honor the preciousness of the liquids, only one batch of each whisky is produced per year, making them a perfect gift to mark life's milestone occasions. The latest collection takes this one step further, featuring a new label design for each malt, which incorporates stylistic elements representative of each distillery and its core expressions.
Since 1997, the award-winning Distillers Edition liquids continue to possess a nuance of flavor beautifully endowed by the double maturation process. The second maturation takes place in batches, using individually prepared casks that have held a specially selected fortified wine. Each batch takes months to mature, with the final product resulting in a range of sublime, deeply flavored Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, each very much true to its origins, yet possessing a rich depth, complexity, and nuance of flavor not found in the regular release. Nowhere though, has this been allowed to mask the essential distillery character.
"We're proud to introduce the latest Distillers Edition line-up, a collection created to celebrate some of DIAGEO's finest Single Malt Scotch Whiskies and their distilleries," said Hannah Todd, director - Single Malt Whiskies Portfolio, DIAGEO. "The collection has a long history dedicated to its aging process and craftsmanship, making it the perfect gift to commemorate special moments with. Whether celebrating a holiday, gifting a loved one, or toasting a special occasion, the Distillers Edition collection has a liquid for every type of person in your life."
Historically, the Distillers Editions have won awards at major international competitions. All six Distillers Edition bottlings are now available in the U.S. for consumers 21+ wherever fine spirits are sold or for online purchase & home delivery.