John Walker & Sons, the prestige collection from whisky label Johnnie Walker, has announced the launch of its John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2017 Edition by Master Blender Jim Beveridge. This limited release of 5588 individually numbered decanters is the fourth in a series that showcases the innovative spirit and craft of the blenders behind John Walker & Sons Blended Scotch Whiskies.
The 2017 Edition, Mastery of Oak, is the first bottle in the series to celebrate the full richness that cask character can bring to Blended Scotch Whiskies. A sumptuous whisky with a rich abundance of oak and fruit notes, the 2017 Edition comes in a clear decanter designed to mirror the halo effect of wood.
Master Blender Jim Beveridge handpicked a number of exceptional malt and grain whiskies from American oak casks, refill casks and experimental casks to construct the final blend. Each unique blend, chosen based on their mastery of oak and maturation, was designed to contribute distinctive flavours to the final blend.
The John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2017 Edition (RRP $995) is a limited release of only 5588 individually numbered decanters worldwide.