Can’t have a Diageo Special Releases without a 12-year-old Lagavulin! The expression is a cornerstone of the Special Releases, having appeared in every edition since 2002. Lagavulin 12 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2021 is a powerful yet perfectly balanced malt with sweet and salty notes of black pepper, lemon, brine and toffee. The whisky matured for 12 years in refill American oak casks and is bottled at a cask strength of 56.5%. The theme for this year’s edition of the Diageo Special Releases is Legends Untold. Every bottle is connected to a mythical creature and tells a legendary story about the distillery. The stunning labels and tubes are designed by renowned digital illustrator Ken Taylor. And as if that wasn’t cool enough already, each whisky’s story is brought to life with a unique augmented reality experience, accessible through a QR code on the bottle. ‘The Lion’s Fire’ tells the story of the royal creature that became the symbol of Lagavulin.