Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Diageo, has today announced the launch of the first 50 Year Old expression, from its Johnnie Walker blended Scotch whisky range.

The John Walker Masters' Edition (43.3% ABV) is a triple-matured Scotch whisky, that has been crafted using six rare single malt and grain whiskies, from distilleries that existed during the lifetime of founder John Walker; Glen Albyn, Glenury Royal, Blair Athol, Caledonian, Cambus and Port Dundas.
The John Walker Masters' Edition

Limited to just 100 bottles, the John Walker Masters’ Edition, has been finished in small batches in a bespoke marrying cask made of 100 year oak staves. Its layers of flavour are said to be revealed slowly on the palate, where luscious blackcurrants and citrus give way to rich, creamy dark chocolate and a long, gentle and warming finish with cooling menthol and a subtle smokiness.

Commenting on the launch, John Williams, Johnnie Walker Global Brand Director, said: "Fifty year old whiskies are very rare. Whiskies of this age have incredible character but it takes great skill to reveal their flavour and then balance them so people can appreciate the end result. That's where our Master Blender Jim Beveridge - one of only six in the history of Johnnie Walker - and his small team of exceptional whisky-makers come into their own as masters of their craft."

The John Walker Masters' Edition, will be available later this month in limited, special markets, for a RRP of $25,000. One bottle will also be auctioned at Bonhams, Hong Kong in 2019.

Posted by Steve Rush