The Manager’s Choice 2nd Release


Diageo has just announced the release of the second batch of their (in)famous Manager’s Choice expressions. The release comprises of 6 new single cask whiskies:

Blair Athol: Nov 1995, 570 bottles, Bodega Sherry European Oak, £200
Cragganmore: May 1997, 246 bottles, Bodega Sherry European Oak, £250
Dalwhinnie: February 1992, 270 bottles, Refill American Oak, £250
Dufftown: May 1997, 282 bottles, Rejuvenated American Oak, £200
Glen Spey: January 1996, 276 bottles, New American Oak, £200
Strathmill: December 1996, 300 bottles, New American Oak, £200
Talisker: December 1994, 582 bottles, Bodega Sherry European Oak, £300

The whiskies are already available but to us (and most of you) this release is just as irrelevant as the first one. But it doesn’t hurt to dream a little, right? So even though I criticise this series heavily wherever I go, I closed my eyes and pictured, just for a moment, the full set of 27 immaculately lined up on my whisky shelf… wow. And then the debt collector knocked on the door and my dream burst like a soap bubble. Hey-ho.

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Manager's Choice, Talisker

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