Diageo’s third release of the Prima & Ultima series has been announced. The name of the line translates as “First or last” and points out that the bottlings are so rare that the bottlings have been drawn from either the first or last of their kind casks. Each of those is curated by Diageo’s Master Blender Dr. Craig Wilson.
Eight are the bottlings selected by Dr. Wilson, and they are:
Dr. Wilson stated “it is my honor to present the third release of Prima & Ultima, a collection of our rarest, most precious Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. I have personally selected each whisky with great care, each an exceptional spirit marking a special time in the distilleries’ history and whiskies that I’ve had the privilege to watch mature. I have also selected whiskies from Brora and Port Ellen. In the year we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee I have selected the last ever Port Ellen 1980 cask, filled in the year Her Majesty visited the distillery’s maltings. The Brora bottling is equally as precious, taken from our last ever 1981 cask, making it one of our rarest Brora whiskies of all time.”
The RRSP of this third release comes in at £36,500, which includes a 20ml tasting sample alongside the full vintage bottlings. There are only 317 sets available to purchase. A selection of individual bottles will also be available to purchase.
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