1. Diageo's d Elusive Expressions Special Releases Scotch Whisky Collection
Who would have thought that the perfect pairing for a good whisky would be a graphic novel?
Diageo has unveiled the latest version of its annual Special Releases Collection, Elusive Expressions. As the name suggests, it is a collection of eight of Diageo’s rarest bottles, each handpicked by Master Blender Dr Craig Wilson from the company’s portfolio of more than 30 distilleries worldwide and from over 10 million casks.
Highlights include the Talisker 11 Year Old with maritime malt smoky notes, a rare expression of Cardhu finished in Jamaican rum casks for a touch of tropical sweetness, and the Cameronbridge 26 Year Old, which has been unveiled for the first time . The eight bottles offer an interesting variety of notes and finishes, yet share common traits of smokiness and being of the same cask strength.
Together with digital illustrator Ken Taylor, artist Kevin Tong has created Elusive Expressions Cocktails, which is accompanied by a graphic novel and recipe book. It portrays the people at helm behind the brands as heroic protagonists in a mystical land inhabited by imaginary creatures, exploring the legends behind whisky labels under the Diageo umbrella, which includes Mortlach, Lagavulin, and Talisker.
Elusive Expressions comprises Mortlach, Talisker 11 Year Old(S$200), Lagavulin 12 Year Old(S$240), The Singleton of Glen Ord 15 Year Old(S$215), Cardhu 16 Year Old(S$285), Oban 10 Year Old(S$190), Cameronbridge 26 Year Old(S$475), and Clynelish 12 Year Old(S$310).
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