Diageo Declares 2023 Distillers Version Scotches

Diageo North America has unveiled the 2023 Distillers Version within the U.S., an annual launch of limited-edition single malt Scotch whiskies which are double-matured in several types of cask wooden.

This 12 months’s Distillers Version assortment consists of six releases from Scotch distilleries all through the Islands, Speyside, the Highlands and the Lowlands: Lagavulin, Talisker, Cragganmore, Oban, Dalwhinnie and Glenkinchie.

Just one batch of every whisky is produced per 12 months. The most recent assortment encompasses a new label design for every malt which includes components consultant of every distillery and its core expressions.

The Distillers Version has come out yearly since 1997. The second maturation of those whiskies takes place in batches, utilizing individually ready casks which have held a specifically chosen fortified wine. Every batch takes months to mature.

“We’re proud to introduce the newest Distillers Version line-up, a set created to have a good time a few of Diageo’s best Single Malt Scotch Whiskies and their distilleries,” says Hannah Todd, Director of Single Malt Whiskies Portfolio at Diageo. “The gathering has a protracted historical past devoted to its ageing course of and craftsmanship, making it the proper reward to commemorate particular moments with. Whether or not celebrating a vacation, gifting a liked one, or toasting to an important day, the Distillers Version assortment has a liquid for each sort of individual in your life.”

All six Distillers Version bottlings are actually obtainable within the U.S. at retail shops or for on-line buy and residential supply at Drizly.com. Accompanied by Diageo-provided tasting notes, the 2023 assortment consists of:


Oban Distillers Version

  • Paired with Montilla Fino-seasoned casks for a candy creamy-smooth enhancement to the fruity and salty Oban type.
  • Core Providing: Oban 14 Yr Outdated
  • ABV: 43%
  • SRP: $95

Talisker Distillers Version

  • Amoroso-seasoned casks impart a rounded, fruity sweetness, complementing the crisp, dry peat-smoke and pepperiness.
  • Core Providing: Talisker 10 Yr Outdated
  • ABV: 45.8%
  • SRP: $85

Lagavulin Distillers Version

  • Sweetness from Pedro Ximenez-seasoned casks is built-in with the darkish smokiness, salt and oak-spice.
  • Core Providing: Lagavulin 16 Yr Outdated
  • ABV: 43%
  • SRP: $125

Cragganmore Distillers Version

  • Port-seasoned casks deliver candy wine and fruity complexity, balanced with oaky vanilla spices and a touch of cocoa.
  • Core Providing: Cragganmore 12 Yr Outdated
  • ABV: 40%
  • SRP: $85

Dalwhinnie Distillers Version

  • Hints of tropical fruits and peppery spices mix with heat nuts and honey utilizing Oloroso-seasoned casks.
  • Core Providing: Dalwhinnie 15 Yr Outdated
  • ABV: 43%
  • SRP: $90

Glenkinchie Distillers Version

  • Completed in Amontillado-seasoned casks. Hanging a stability between mild grape sweetness and warming wood-spice with hints of wealthy dried fruits.
  • Core Providing: Glenkinchie 12 Yr Outdated
  • ABV: 43%
  • SRP: $85

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