Johnnie Walker is introducing a new line of Blue Label expressions featuring whiskies from lost distilleries. Called Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare, the new line will be a series of limited releases, each created around a different whisky from distilleries that are no longer operational.
Crafted by Johnnie Walker Master Distiller, Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare is a rich, velvety smooth blend of eight treasured Scotch whiskies, including three “ghost” whiskies from the silent distilleries of Brora, which closed in 1983, but which will reopen by 2020, grain whisky from Cambus and single malt from Pittyvaich.
With Brora at its heart, the first edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare is described as having a ‘light peatiness and subtle sweetness’, with notes of pineapple, hazelnut and dark chocolate.
The remaining five blends make their way to collection from the running units in Royal Lochnagar, Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie and Cameronbridge.
The edition displays Johnnie Walker’s excellence in crafting the finest whiskies and its endeavor in protecting the rarities of character, flavor and age that no other scotch can match.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare is bottled at 46% abv and is available in limited quantities globally for about £220 for a 70cl bottle.