Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Collectable specialists Winston Elizabeth & Windsor, have this week announced that they’ll be releasing a special limited edition John Lennon 40 Year Old whisky, to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragic death of the former Beatle, on the 8th of December 2020.

The release will be limited to just 40 bottles, each of which will come presented in a black suede box that has been made by one of the oldest box companies in the world in Birmingham. Each box will also include an 18-carat gold guitar, which have been delicately crafted and alone have taken up to eight weeks to produce.

John Lennon 40 Year Old Scotch Whisky

Commenting on the project, Amy McGrath from Winston Elizabeth & Windsor said: “This huge project aims to be the perfect celebration of the life and works of one of the greatest musicians to ever live, and aims to have a global impact fitting of the man. It is fitting that Lennon will be honoured with 40-year old whisky and we see the number 40 at the heart of this project for many reasons. Lennon was born in 1940 in the Wavertree area of Liverpool. He was tragically taken from us at the age of 40 in New York City, and the project will culminate on the 40th anniversary of his death in 2020."

The project hopes to celebrate these numbers and locations through donations of the whisky for fund-raising activities to support communities and charities. For example: Bottle 1 will remain with the Lord Mayer in Lennon’s birth place of Liverpool. Bottle 8 will be donated to the Far East, This donation also intends to represent the growing trade and bond between Liverpool and our twin city, Shanghai. Bottle 40 will be sent to New York, where his life tragically ended at the age of 40.

Three bottles will also be sent to France in celebration of the Royal De Lux ‘Giant Spectacular’ that was brought to Liverpool recently.

Beyond these charitable donations, the whisky will be available to the general public via pre-order this Christmas, priced from $4,000 upwards.

There are also negotiations currently taking place, that if successful would see a bottle of the whisky sent to the moon and back as part of China’s Chang’e 5 unmanned space mission in 2017. When returned to earth, the bottle would then be auctioned off in China.

Source: Winston Elizabeth & Windsor