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The Secret Speyside Collection from Pernod Ricard-owned Chivas Brothers has made its way to Australian duty-free stores. It features 15 aged Single Malt Scotch whiskies from four distilleries based in Speyside, Scotland.

The collection is a curated selection of 18- to 30-year-old whiskies, consisting of three Single Malts from each of Glen Keith, Longmorn and Braes of Glenlivet distilleries, as well as three peated and three unpeated liquors from Caperdonich, which distilled its last Single Mat in 2002.

“With centuries of rich whisky heritage against a jaw-dropping Scottish landscape, Speyside is the treasure chest of Scotch and brimming with untold stories,” said Alan Winchester, one of the distillers involved in The Secret Speyside Collection.

“Curating the Collection has been a labour of love for the Chivas Brothers team; its contents have been hand-selected to help shine a light on some seldom-seen distilleries, their rare malts, and unique histories.

“Any whisky connoisseur will find something new in this world-class selection, which demonstrates the breadth of flavour and character that Speyside distilleries can achieve.”  

The Secret Speyside Collection was launched in July as an exclusive release to global travel retail for one year only, before it enters select markets from summer 2020.

It is currently available in Sydney and Brisbane duty free stores.

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