Pick of the Launches

13 February, 2017

Here is the pick of the launches from last month, as featured in Drinks International Magazine February edition



Brand owner Diageo

RRP £1,494

Markets Bottles can only be purchased via a special ballot on the Whisky Exchange

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Lagavulin distillery’s 200th anniversary celebrations conclude with the sale of 520 bottles of a 1991 Lagavulin (52.7% abv), which will be sold via a special ballot. A further bottle will be kept for the Diageo archive and another will go to auction.

The single cask bottling of a 24-year-old whisky will see all proceeds, expected to exceed £500,000, divided between seven charities on Islay.

Cask 6148 was selected from three by Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes and a special team including Lagavulin distillery manager Georgette Crawford and Diageo’s head of whisky outreach Nick Morgan, who masterminded the project.

Crawford said: “We will all be raising a dram to years gone by and an exciting future ahead of us and this incredible island, as we close a year of spectacular celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the distillery.”


Dominic Roskrow

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Who would have thought it? After decades of dabbling on the margins of the fashionable bar trade, rum is enjoying its most successful spell in the limelight since the early ’90s, when spiced rums swept all before them.

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