Johnnie Walker Introduces New Masters of Flavour Expression
Johnnie Walker has launched a new, extremely rare Scotch celebrating the fine art of whisky making, named the Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour.
Masters of Flavour is crafted from the finest maturing whiskies in the Johnnie Walker reserves. Each of the whiskies used to create Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour are aged for at least 48 years and only 288 bottles will be released.
“It is fascinating to craft a Scotch that pays tribute to each of the four main steps in whisky making – malting, distilling, cask maturation, and blending – to shine a light on how each craft contributes something very special to the extraordinary flavors that Scotch has to offer, from grain to glass,” said Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge.
“This incredible blend showcases how masters of the art of whisky making combine generations of Scotch knowledge and craftsmanship with their own expertise of malting, distillation, cask maturation, and, of course, blending, to create a truly exceptional Scotch.”
On the nose, Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour has a soft and gentle smoke, reminiscent of seaweed and salty air that gives way to rich dried fruits. Notes of molasses linger with leather-bound books before smoke gently weaves back through the senses.
These aromas give way to rich fruit flavors bursting with currants before a gentle spice starts to build on the palate. Cinnamon-infused apples combine with star anise, crushed peppercorn, and warming oak embers, enveloped in waves of baked caramel and rich butterscotch before culminating in a gentle and warming smoke in the finish.
Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour is the third and final whisky in the Johnnie Walker Masters series of extremely rare Scotch.
For Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour, Beveridge worked closely with his team of expert whisky makers, to hand select fleetingly rare expressions from the iconic “ghost” distilleries of Glyn Albyn, Port Dundas, Brora, and Glenury Royal, balancing them perfectly together with the iconic distilleries of Cameronbridge, Blair Athol, and Dalwhinnie.
“By nurturing close relationships with malt, distillation, and cask masters throughout Scotland, a blend master contributes to creating a unique collaboration of craftsmanship in service of making exceptional Scotch, these are relationships that we have nurtured through 30 years of working in whisky. It’s an honor to pay tribute to those experts,” said Beveridge.
Johnnie Walker Masters Of Flavour is bottled at 41.8% and an RRSP of GBP 20,000 in the UK (including duties and taxes), or approximately $26,794 USD.
Johnnie Walker Masters Of Flavor
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