The third offering in this limited-edition series, Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Glenury Royal draws on rare casks from the legendary Highland “ghost” distillery of Glenury Royal, a hidden treasure of the whisky world, which closed its doors in 1985.
The Ghost and Rare series explores just eight of the rarest whiskies within the unparalleled Johnnie Walker reserves. This limited-edition release comprises of creamy, wood notes from Port Dundas, vanilla and soft smoke from the “ghost” whiskies of Cambus and original stocks of Brora. Other very rare whiskies from Cameronbridge and Glenkinchie reveal notes of spiced apples alongside Clynelish, Dailuaine and Auchroisk bringing aromas of peaches and berries.
“The team and I have always been fascinated by how Scotch from a small number of iconic closed distilleries have a unique, inimitable character that lend something very special to Johnnie Walker Blue Label,”says Johnnie Walker master blender Dr. Emma Walker.
“We wanted each release in the series to offer an opportunity to savour the depth of flavour of whiskies from ‘ghost’ distilleries that have long-since closed (and often forgotten), but whose spirit still lives on in the dwindling stocks of their maturing Scotch,”Dr. Emma Walker Comtinues
The Johnnie Walker team of expert whisky makers, led by Johnnie Walker Master Blender Emma Walker, handpicked the most distinctive expressions of maturing whisky from Port Dundas for this new limited edition. Walker chose a small number of distinctive, aged whiskies from the Johnnie Walker reserves, all matured in two different wood types to add depth and layers to the blend. Ghost and Rare Port Dundas features a touch of creamy vanilla notes from whiskies aged in second fill American oak casks and subtle wood spice from scotch matured in first fill highly charred American oak casks.
To complement the fragrant wood spice character of Port Dundas, Emma and her team hand-selected two other “ghost” whiskies from the distilleries of Cambus and Brora before combining these with other very rare scotch from five iconic distilleries. Creamy, wood notes from Port Dundas embrace the vanilla and soft smoke from the “ghost” whiskies of Cambus and original stocks of Brora. Other very rare whiskies from Cameronbridge and Glenkinchie reveal notes of spiced apples alongside Clynelish, Dailuaine and Auchroisk, bringing aromas of peaches and berries.
The exclusive Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Master Sets are a celebration of Port Dundas’ legacy, the incredible craftsmanship of Johnnie Walker Master Blender Emma Walker and the Web3 cultural revolution. This exclusive NFT opportunity follows the successful Web3 campaigns for the launch of Johnnie Walker Masters of Flavour 48-Year-Old and the Johnnie Walker VeeFriends Gift Goat collaboration earlier this year.
The company is excited to offer whisky lovers the opportunity to own an extremely limited edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare Port Dundas Master Set. To bring the Master Set to collectors globally, Johnnie Walker partners with BlockBar.com (the world’s first direct to consumer NFT marketplace for luxury wine and spirits)
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