The arrival of autumn is usually met with a pang of melancholy. It heralds the end of summer; the drawings in of the evenings, the end of glorious sunshine, glimmering azure pools, and chilled summer cocktails decorated with fruit wedges and paper umbrellas.But autumn need not be a harbinger of despair. The world comes ablaze with colour as leaves metamorphosize from verdant green to warming brown and russet red. The sun still peeks out from behind a greying cloud, and chill evenings become a perfect time for a walk with leaves crackling underfoot.
But autumn need not be a harbinger of despair. The world comes ablaze with colour as leaves metamorphosize from verdant green to warming brown and russet red. The sun still peeks out from behind a greying cloud, and chill evenings become a perfect time for a walk with leaves crackling underfoot.
It is also a time for the Diageo Special Releases Collection.
The ten limited edition Scotch Whiskies are highly anticipated by enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Each year the natural cask strength bottlings are rigorously selected to form a rare and sought after collection.From lost distilleries Port Ellen and Brora the collection will include Brora 34-year-old and Port Ellen 37-year-old. The limited edition Lagavulin 12-year-old makes a return, as does the 18-year-old unpeated Caol Ila.
The undisputed highlight of the 2017 Diageo Special Releases Collection is one that Diageo have desperately been trying to keep under their hats. For the first time ever, a limited edition Blended Malt Scotch Whisky containing whiskies from all 28 active Diageo distilleries has been released. The COLLECTIVIUM XXVIII is the tenth bottle to make up the Special Releases collection and is the fourth NAS (non age specific) Malt Whisky in the series to date. With a clear amber appearance, this blended malt is described as “enjoying real depth” with a palate “all the way from dry and nutty to rich and chocolatey, with zestiness and sweetness.”With a collection as prized as this, enthusiasts will be clamouring to get their aficionado mitts on one or more of these bottles. With prices ranging from £90 to £2625, there is something for everyone in this long awaited Special Collection.
So with the autumn nights drawing in, sit yourself by a roaring fire, pour yourself a dram or two of these highly acclaimed bottlings, and enjoy the warmth and wonder of nature itself.