Johnnie Walker, Private Collection, Limited Edition, 2015 Release, NV

  Johnnie Walker

£516.05 for 1x70cl
4 btls
 
Johnnie Walker, Private Collection, Limited Edition, 2015 Release

The 2015 Edition is a limited release – only 8,888 individually numbered decanters worldwide - that reveals the fruit top notes of the John Walker & Sons house style. Great mastery of the art of blending is required to select and craft the 29 bespoke and experimental casks into a blend that has softness and allows the fruits to shine, as well as being full-bodied with layers of complexity.

Jim Beveridge, Master Blender, commented: “The 2015 Edition is an exceptionally smooth blend of mature whisky fruit expressions from the heart of Scotland. The wonderful lightness of fresh and exotic Speyside notes deepens into the warm, autumnal fruits of Highland malts, finishing with a lift from the spicy, West Highland fruit character.”

Jim has selected several treasured casks from a study started many years ago into the fascinating effects of wood on maturing whisky, which have created a richness and perfect harmony of flavours over time. These unique whiskies have been chosen to both complement and contribute to the fruit character, and balance the blend with a touch of dryness and sweetness.

Contains Sulphites.

About Johnnie Walker

Known amongst blended whisky lovers as one of the top premium Scotch blends, Johnnie Walker is a brand which needs little introduction.

The company started out life in the 19th century, when John “Johnnie” Walker began selling whisky from his grocery shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. His blends were very popular at the time, but it wasn’t until his death in 1857, when the company was inherited by Alexander Walker, that the brand really took off. Alexander, with his son Alexander Walker II, firmly established the business and began marketing Walker’s Old Highland - a blended Scotch whisky - in 1865. Five years later, their whisky was sold in the distinctive rectangular bottles for the first time.

Over the course of the early 1900s, John Walker’s grandsons, Alexander Walker II and George Walker, established the colour-based naming system. It was in 1908 that the Johnnie Walker name was first put on bottles, after the Managing Director, James Stevenson, rebranded the range. It was around this time that the iconic walking man logo was conceived.

The brand’s most illustrious blend is, of course, the Blue Label. Made with a variety of extremely well-aged malts, the overriding flavour is one of toffee and barley, with hints of peat smoke adding lovely complexity.

Appellation: Blended Scotch Whisky

Around 90% of bottles of Scotch whisky sold globally are blends – a mix of single malt and grain whiskies. Whilst not as highly regarded as single malts or even single grain whiskies, these blends are the backbone of the industry and the products of what is basically the liquid version of alchemy: the creation of something precious and incredible from a combination of individual - arguably "lesser" - components.