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Diageo Introduces Prima & Ultima Collection Of Whiskies

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Diageo has released their Prima & Ultima [‘first and last’] collection of eight vintage single malt Scotch whiskies originating from casks selected from Diageo-owned distilleries such as Lagavulin, Mortlach and the Singleton of Dufftown. This is the first set of what what is intended to be a multi-set series.

The first set of the Prima & Ultima series whiskies include:

Caol Ila 1984 (35 years old, 50.8% alcohol by volume/101.6 proof, aged in a refill European oak butt, 499 bottles)
Clynelish 1993 (26 years old, 49.8% ABV/99.6 proof, aged in refill American oak casks, 941 bottles)
Cragganmore 1971 (48 years old, 43.7% ABV/87.4 proof, aged in a first-fill ex-sherry butt, 352 bottles)
Lagavulin 1991 (28 years old, 50.1% ABV/100.2 proof, aged in refill American oak casks, 1,013 bottles)
Mortlach 1994 (25 years old, 55.1% ABV/110.2 proof, aged in a first-fill Pedro Ximénez cask and Oloroso-seasoned European oak butt, 389 bottles)
Port Ellen 1979 (40 years old, 51.2% ABV/102.4 proof, aged in a refill European oak butt, 436 bottles)
Singleton of Dufftown 1988 (30 years old, 48.8% ABV/97.6 proof, aged in refill American oak casks, 469 bottles)
Talisker 1988 (31 years old, 51.4% ABV/102.8 proof, aged in refill American oak casks, 721 bottles)

The first set of the series will be auctioned for charity in an online sale via Sotheby’s from August 26 to September 2, 2020.

Those interested in owning one of the 238 complete first sets of Prima & Ultima – said to be worth nearly $25,000 – can register their interest beginning on July 22, 2020, at www.exceptionalwhisky.com.

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