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Managers' Choice second round

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Managers' Choice second round

Postby Rob Allanson » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:27 am

Following the first batch launched in September, Diageo have announced that the second batch of their single-cask collection of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies has arrived.

The project encompasses all 27 of Diageo's Single Malts - the first time that Scotland's biggest estate of Single Malt distilleries has issued a comprehensive series of single-cask bottlings. Labelled The Managers' Choice, each distillery is represented by a very restricted bottling of its Single Malt Whisky drawn from one single cask, selected after a careful examination of distillery stocks.

This second release comprises:

Blair Athol

Cragganmore

Dalwhinnie

Dufftown

Glen Spey

Strathmill

Talisker

You can find comprehensive tasting notes for these whiskies and Dave's thoughts in WM issue 83
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Re: Managers' Choice second round

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:23 pm

Does anyone know how well the first round sold? I still think they are all priced at a silly amount given what they are
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Re: Managers' Choice second round

Postby lockejn » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:01 pm

I'm sad to see Talisker on that list. A shame there's no 18y stock on the shelves anywhere right now.
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Re: Managers' Choice second round

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:42 pm

What sort of discounts are being applied Nick? It would have to be greater than 50% on most to make them interesting IMHO
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Re: Managers' Choice second round

Postby adogranonthepitch » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:50 pm

Buy one ......get one free
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Re: Managers' Choice second round

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:21 pm

It's nice to see Strathmill (and perhaps Glen Spey as well) 'sneak' its way into official bottle status. Yet, as others have pointed out, rarity - in and of itself - doesn't necessarily justify 'extortion'. I wonder if there is any chance, given the lukewarm reception to these special releases so far, of some eventually being redistributed in other (i.e. North American) markets?
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