The John Walker Last Cask (40% ABV) has been produced using whiskies hand-selected from just nine distilleries that were in existence during the lifetime of Johnnie Walker founder John Walker; Cambus, Port Dundas, Cameronbridge, Glen Albyn, Cardhu, Mortlach, Clynelish, Dailuaine and Talisker.
|The John Walker Last Cask|
The whiskies were matured with a special triple maturation technique, which includes a final marrying in a bespoke cask made from 100-year-old oak staves.
The casks used to marry the whiskies in the John Walker series, will soon no longer bring the balance and depth of character which is said to be so important for the whisky, so Johnnie Walker Master Blender Dr Jim Beveridge OBE, has decided to withdraw it from use, making this the final release in the series.
Limited to 330 bottles, The John Walker Last Cask, comes presented in a hand-blown Baccarat crystal decanter, with a bespoke design by Hand Engraver of Glass to Her Majesty the Queen, Philip Lawson Johnston. Every hand-drawn image decorating the bottles is unique, with no two engravings the same.
Commenting on the news, Dr Jim Beveridge OBE, said: "It has been a privilege to work with such rare and valuable whiskies to create the balance and depth found in The John Walker, and this beautiful new presentation is a fittingly elegant swansong for a superb Scotch."
The John Walker Last Cask, will be available later this month from selected specialist retailers, for a RRP of €2,800,00.
Posted by Steve Rush