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DELICATE x WHISKY NIGHT Diageo Sepcial Release 2023 Whisky Mini Set (8x 30ml)

DELICATE x WHISKY NIGHT Diageo Sepcial Release 2023 Whisky Mini Set (8x 30ml)

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Diageo Special Release 8x 30ml Mini Set is the perfect gift pack for your loved one this season!

1. Lagavulin 12 Year Old (Special Release 2023)

Starting with Lagavulin ‘The Ink of Legends’, where the Islay distillery’s distinctive smokiness is given a Special Releases makeover with a finish in Don Julio Añejo Tequila casks. It’s brave, but it works. Usually, I’d give you about as much time for a Tequila cask as I’d give a hungry caterpillar with my favorite apple but the spirit character just muscles through and so while this momentarily detours into Mezcal territory, it still feels true enough to Laga.

Nose: Padrón pepper, spent bonfire, stone fruit, white chocolate, and charred pineapple.

Palate: Herbal smoke, stewed plums, orange peel, and oaky spices.

Finish: Salted popcorn and toffee.

2. Mortlach (Special Release 2023)

We move onto Mortlach ‘The Katana’s Edge’, a Speyside Scotch finished in Kanosuke Japanese whisky and pinot noir casks. Woof. What a concept. Are they trying to tame the beast of Dufftown? It’s certainly got the bright fruitiness that is often underrated from the distillery’s output and it times its blend of sweet and savory is a bit muddled, like having dinner and dessert at the same time. But it’s definitely worth trying.

Nose: There’s a very elegant tropical style fruitiness that adds contrast to the cured meat, clove, red chili earthiness, and black pepper present.

Palate: Pear drops, toffee pudding, orange peel, marzipan, and plenty of soy sauce-style umami flavors.

Finish: Rich and full-bodied, with honey and pepper.

3. Singleton of Glendullan 14 Year Old (Special Release 2023)

Onto The Singleton ‘The Silken Gown’, a single malt finished in rich white Burgundy French oak casks and bottled at 55% ABV. Diageo malts ambassador Charlotte Barker says the flavour of this brings to mind a cartoon character floating to the enticing aroma of a freshly baked apple pie on a window sill.

Nose: Scottish tablet, yellow fruit, brioche, and apple pie.

Palate: Orchard fruit, aromatic spice, buttery pastries, and nutmeg.

Finish: Vibrant, fruity and fun.

4. Talisker (Special Release 2023)

Then we taste Talisker ‘The Wild Explorador’, finished in a combination of white, tawny and ruby Port casks before it was bottled at 59.7% ABV. There’s a history of Talisker shining in Port casks but this one still shakes things up a little with three different varieties following an initial maturation in first-fill barrels. This one has a really good balance of cask complexity and distillery character, think Duoro and Skye holding hands rather than boxing in the glass.

Nose: Sooty smoke, Frazzles, dried fruit, tannic wood, and sea salt.

Palate: Almost like an old school Bowmore with all its rich peat and power teaming with wine cask notes of dark berries, nutmeg, and caramel.

Finish: More smoke and sea as well as cinnamon-dusted pastries and jam.

5. Roseisle 12 Year Old (Special Release 2023)

Our eyebrows raise beyond our upsettingly increasingly high hairline when we spot a Roseisle whisky. The distillery is making not only its Special Releases’ debut this year but is also celebrating its first public release: ‘The Origami Kite’. Based in Speyside, the distillery was initially just a maltings that dates back to the 80s, but in 2009 a distillery opened that was designed to support blended malt operations. That means a flexible production capability so this is a real chameleon producer. Dr Morrison says the spirit can be adjusted to be more nutty or grassy. He spent his early years at Diageo sampling casks from Roseisle, so it’s a spirit he’s seen develop over the years, making him a safe pair of hands for its first launch. In an era where distillery character is held in such high regard, it’s interesting to see a distillery revel in how many hats it can wear and this was aged in first-fill bourbon and refill casks to showcase one side of Roseisle. It’s superb. If you do get lucky enough to get a bottle, make sure you actually drink some.

Nose: Coffee fudge, marzipan, Demerara sugar, an ocean breeze, cut grass, and blackcurrant jam.

Palate: More of the big fruity notes with tinned peaches, fig rolls, and crystallised oranges are joined by a smattering of rich spice.

Finish: Nutty and creamy.

6.Oban 11 Year Old (Special Release 2023)

‘The Soul of Calypso’ is next up, an Oban whisky that spent time in Caribbean pot still rum casks before it was bottled at 58% ABV. A good example of a rum cask done well, it suits the coastal, fruity Oban spirit.

Nose: Chocolate ice cream, dried mango, gingerbread, and spiced apple chutney.

Palate: Vanilla, orange chewy sweets, cinnamon, and tropical fruit juice.

Finish: Baking spice and caramel.

7. Clynelish 10 Year Old (Special Release 2023)

The excitement levels continue to escalate when we notice the waxy wonder of Clynelish in this year’s line-up, with ‘The Jazz Crescendo’. This one might slip under the radar due to its more conventional maturation, but the whisky is picked well as the American oak bourbon casks allow the spirit’s personality to shine.

Nose: Teeth and lips sweets, charred pineapple, and vanilla bean.

Palate: Salted caramel, white pepper, nectarines, milk chocolate, and a little nuttiness.

Finish: Long with spiced with vanilla.

8. Glenkinchie 27 Year Old (Special Release 2023)

The oldest expression of the range rounds us off, a Glenkinchie 27 Year Old expression named ‘The Floral Treasure’. This is one of its most mature bottlings to date from the distillery. Dr. Morrison says he earned his ticket at Diageo by monitoring certain recipes and casks. When he tasted this one back in 2014 he found the cold local climate was arresting the maturation so knew to leave it longer and come back. He also says the that yield was good and that the angels were kept at bay, hence the 58.3% bottling strength. A mix of refill American and European oak barrels and butts give this Lowlander a subtle complexity, absolutely one of the highlights from the 2023 releases.

Nose: Through elegant elderflower aromas comes cookie dough, peaches in syrup, and toasted almonds.

Palate: A smattering of oak spice prickles through orchard fruit and citrus notes as well as a beautiful sweet vanilla element.

Finish: Gracefully long and delicately floral.

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About the Producer

Established in 2021 amidst the challenges of Covid, Whisky Night emerged from a passion shared by a community of whisky enthusiasts. The initiative organizes a monthly Whisky Sharing Event, hosted over dinner every last Friday of the month. The aim is to bring together whisky lovers in Singapore for an enjoyable evening filled with fine whiskies, delectable cuisine, and, most importantly, the camaraderie of like-minded friends who share a common interest!

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