Top new products: April

Port Ellen 39-year-old Scotch

Diageo, the owner of closed Islay distillery Port Ellen, has announced the launch of a new series using malts from the distillery’s dwindling stocks, beginning with a 39-year-old bottling. Closed more than 30 years ago, and due to be reopened in 2021, since 2001 whiskies from the distillery’s stocks were used in small-batch releases, but contributions from Brora (another closed distillery due to be reopened) and Port Ellen were stopped last year.

Instead, Diageo has launched a new series dubbed Untold Stories, of which the 39-year-old Port Ellen is the first edition. Just 1,500 bottles will be available from selected luxury retailers from April.

RRP: £4,500.

Contact: Justerini & Brooks, +44 (0)20 7484 6400

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