Diageo, has today announced the launch of the fourth Ghost and Rare bottling, from its Johnnie Walker Blue Label blended Scotch whisky brand.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich (43.8% ABV) is said to explore the distinct character of one of Scotland’s most short-lived distilleries - the Speyside “ghost” distillery of Pittyvaich.
|Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich|
The Pittyvaich Distillery, which opened in 1974, closed in 1993 after only 18 years of operation, is now considered as a hidden gem whispered about the world over for its unique Speyside style.
The Johnnie Walker Ghost and Rare series, is crafted using irreplaceable ‘ghost’ whiskies and other incredibly rare expressions from the unparalleled Johnnie Walker reserves used to create the award-winning Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Johnnie Walker Master Blender Jim Beveridge and his team hand-selected two other “ghost” whiskies from the distilleries of Port Dundas and Carsebridge to help showcase the rare Pittyviach expressions at the heart of the blend.
Whiskies from distilleries including Mannochmore, Auchroisk, Cragganmore, Strathmill and Royal Lochnagar, were also added to the blend.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich, follows the release of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal (2019), Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Ellen (2018) and Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Brora (2017).
Commenting on the launch, Jim Beveridge, said: “We have waited patiently for the perfect moment to showcase this rare gem of the whisky world. Pittyvaich may only have thrived for a short period, but the whisky laid down by this distillery is something unmistakable. Its distinct autumnal character has always intrigued us and fired our imagination to create something really special that would pay tribute to the whisky makers of this Speyside distillery.”
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Pittyvaich, will be available from specialist retailers, from November 1st, for a RRP of £275.00.
Posted by Steve Rush