Diageo's Talisker 30 Year Old Scotch whisky

Category - Single malt Scotch whisky, limited edition, natural cask strength, 53.1% abv

Available - October, around 3,000 bottles

Location - Global, specialist retailers

Price - GBP215 (US$342) per bottle

Distribution - Diageo

The launch is one of several single malt Scotch "special releases" by Diageo this autumn.

The special releases will be made available in 15 markets across North America and Europe, as well as duty free, from this month, although Diageo said that not all whiskies will be available in all markets. It did not give further details. 

Other single malt Scotch special releases from Diageo this autumn include:

  • 3,000 bottles of Brora 30 Year Old priced at GBP300 per bottle. Brora distillery closed in 1983
  • 6,000 bottles of Benrinnes 23 Year Old priced at GBP150 per bottle
  • 5,900 bottles of Port Ellen 30 Year Old Islay whisky priced at GBP280 per bottle. The distillery closed in 1983
  • Circa 6,000 bottles of Talisker 25 Year Old priced at GBP150 per bottle
  • 6,000 bottles of Pittyvaich 20 Year Old price at GBP115 per bottle. Distillery closed in 1993
  • 2,600 bottles of Mannochmore 18 Year Old at GBP105 per bottle
  • 6,000 bottles of unpeated Caol Ila 10 Year Old at GBP48 per bottle
  • Limited quantities of Lagavulin 12 Year Old at GBP57 per bottle