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The Singleton Glendullan 40yo
– Asia travel shopping-exclusive
– RRP £1,900 (US$2,300)
– 600 bottles available at Singapore Changi and Taiwan Taoyuan airports
– First release from Glendullan’s Forgotten Drop Series

Diageo Global Travel has launched a limited-edition single malt from The Singleton Glendullan exclusively in Asia travel retail.

The Singleton Glendullan 40yo is available at Singapore Changi Airport, through DFS Group, and Taiwan Taoyuan Airport through Ever Rich Duty Free and Tasa Meng. Only 600 bottles have been released, with a recommended price of £1,900 (US$2,300).

The spirit is the first release from Glendullan’s Forgotten Drop Series, comprising limited-edition whiskies drawn from reserves uncovered by The Singleton’s Master of Malts Maureen Robinson.

The Singleton Glendullan 40yo (58.6% ABV) is the oldest liquid ever released from the Speyside distillery since its founding in 1897. The whisky was aged exclusively in refill American oak casks and offers a sweet and spicy profile, featuring hints of honey and ginger, finished with lightly salted nutted oak.

Diageo Global Travel Managing Director Dayalan Nayager said: “The Singleton Glendullan ‘Forgotten Drop Series’ will offer a collection of limited releases for our whisky connoisseurs in travel retail. We’re delighted to introduce this series and work with our Master of Malts Maureen Robinson to unveil such a rare and perfectly crafted single malt.”

Maureen Robinson commented: “The Singleton Forgotten Drop Series is an exciting collection to curate. We have been exploring the deepest corners of our warehouse to find hidden treasures that, due to the stocks, we could never release widely.

“The amount of time these liquids spent maturing in this type of cask makes it so precious. It’s whisky for whisky lovers and The Singleton Glendullan 40yo is a stunning liquid to launch with.”

As reported, Diageo Travel Retail Asia and Middle East reported a net sales increase of +32% for the half year ended 31 December 2017 (financial year 2018).