Johnnie Walker not too long ago launched a limited-edition scotch from its Johnnie Walker reserves. The Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavor is aged for at the least 48 years and solely 288 bottles can be launched. This implies it’s a particularly restricted run and that makes it an extremely uncommon Scotch.
Johnnie Walker Grasp Blender Jim Beveridge says: “It’s fascinating to craft a Scotch that pays tribute to every of the 4 most important steps in whisky-making – malting, distilling, cask maturation and mixing – to shine a lightweight on how every craft contributes one thing very particular to the extraordinary flavors that Scotch has to supply, from grain to glass.”
In one among his ultimate releases, earlier than he retires on the finish of the yr, Jim introduced collectively three masters of the whisky world who he has labored with over a few years, Malt Grasp – Donna Anderson, Cask Grasp – James Carson, and Distillation Grasp – Douglas Murray.
“This unimaginable mix showcases how masters of the artwork of whisky-making mix generations of Scotch data and craftsmanship with their very own experience of malting, distillation, cask maturation, and, after all, mixing, to create a very distinctive Scotch.”
Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour is the third and ultimate whisky within the Johnnie Walker Masters sequence.
The sequence contains final yr’s unimaginable Johnnie Walker Grasp’s Ruby Reserve, a celebration of Jim Beveridge’s 30 years working in whisky. Earlier than that, the John Walker Masters’ Version, was a whisky crafted utilizing Scotch aged for no less than 50 years from distilleries that had been operational in the course of the lifetime of Johnnie Walker founder John Walker. All three are introduced in a Baccarat crystal decanter inside a bespoke oak cupboard.
On the nostril, Johnnie Walker Masters of Taste has a delicate and delicate smoke, harking back to seaweed and salty air, giving approach to wealthy dried fruits. Notes of molasses linger with leather-bound books earlier than smoke gently weaves again by means of the senses.
These aromas give approach to wealthy fruit flavors bursting with currants earlier than a delicate spice begins to construct on the palate. Cinnamon-infused apples mix with star anise, crushed peppercorn, and warming oak embers, enveloped in waves of baked caramel and wealthy butterscotch earlier than culminating in a delicate and warming smoke within the end.